Both Chris Harris and Matt Farah are good car video hosts, and there’s even some on-screen chemistry going on between them, which made the previous videos they hosted together quite enjoyable to watch. Now, they’re doing the same for their first incursion into the world of television, and their argument about the Ford Sierra being an American car is priceless…
Even Mike Spinelli works as the third guy, and he kind-of plays that James May plays role on the Top Gear show – with the wrong glasses on and from a distance, he even looks a bit like May… Yep, that’s right, Drive went to all the trouble to get itself on TV, only to come out with the same video we’ve seen on Top Gear dozens of times.
Don’t get me wrong, the video is enjoyable and it does have its own character and direction, making us look forward with anticipation to what they’re going to do with the ten-episode series they signed up for.
However, the producers and presenters need to steer away from what has already been done; thinking that just changing the cars keeps the (now decade-old) formula from becoming stale can’t be productive in the long run.
Check out the first installment of Drive on NBC Sports after the virtual jump.
By Andrei Nedelea