beelsebob wrote:f1316 wrote:I realised recently that Humphrey, Jordan and Coulthard are trying to be like the Top Gear presenters, which is why they have these transparent "situations" they find themselves in - e.g. Eddie Jordan arranging accommodation, sleeping in the same bed etc.
Taking aside that I personally find Jordan and, particularly, Humphrey really annoying, the problem with this idea is that it is not a pure light-entertainment show - they're actually supposed to be presenting sports coverage.
If there needs to be a whole hour of build-up to a race - and frankly, on both channels there's a lot of filler - I'd rather it concerned what was going on at the track or in the race, rather than some made-up hijinks.
I'd agree on the most part. The issue is that the filler on the BBC is silly, entertaining filler that you can take or leave, the filler on sky is disguised as content, but is actually empty of anything. The result is that it's much easier to watch the BBC, because it's very clear when they're doing their filler bit, and very clear when they're doing their actual real content bit. On sky however you spend all your time having to pay attention, usually to useless drivel.
Maybe I'll like the BBC more in the future