I'd agree that it has got to be a little bit samey, and obviously the challenges planned etc. It still makes me laugh however, and still worth a watch. I was giggling all the way through the episodes with them sliding the Robins. Saying all this, isn't this the last season that Top Gear will be in its current format? Clarkson, instrumental in the planning of the show obviously agrees with the public consensus, and is changing it accordingly.