Over at Jalopnik, they posted a crowd-sourced list of the 10 best episodes of Top Gear. It's aimed at anyone uninitiated into the Top Gear cult. My good friend, Ben, got me into Top Gear recently using some of these very episodes and I would highly recommend you check them out as well. They are all streaming on Netflix and even if you aren't into cars, they are a ton of fun. More info after the break:
The show is basically three very British, British chaps who explore all facets of automobiles. They do silly challenges, review new cars, check out the safety of popular vehicles and so on. The thing that makes this show so much fun is their constant banter. They all have a great comedic chemistry and a sharp wit that makes even the otherwise uninteresting bits seem fascinating and fun. At the same time, I have actually learned a lot about cars. Also the celebrities in a Reasonably Priced Car segment is always amusing. So go check out some of these episodes - I promise you won't regret it!
Season 05, episode 09 - All about speed
Season 10, episode 03 - World's smallest car is very funny
Season 09, episode 03 - Road trip across the southern United States is full of shenanigans
Season 08, episode 03 - The guys make their own amphibious cars. They are complete disasters
Season 08, Episode 04 - They turn a Mercedes S Class into a "proper British living room". Also includes Richard Hammond racing a skydiver in a Prosche and Ewan McGregor race in a Reasonably Priced Car
Season 15, episoide 5 - Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz race in the Reasonably Priced Car segment
Season 12, episode 01 - The Lorry Challenge. This is definitely one of my favorites. It had me laughing really hard throughout the whole episode
Season 12, episode 06 - Ford Fiesta test in which they race it through a shopping mall
Season 12, episode 08 - Vietnam road trip special
Season 03, episode 05 - In which they put the very tough Toyota Hilux through hell. This is another one of my favorites!