this show is coo and everything with a coo host, and beautiful women(even though their all asian) and sweet ass cars and everything. But this station is for games and stuff not for cars. I'm not saying that this show should be cancelled and NEVER appear on tv agian, but i think they should move it to the speed channel.
Street Fury helped begin the conversion of the G4 network from one specifically for video games to one fitting the general young male demographic. Having said that, I fit into that demographic.
I watched it with curiosity just to see how far G4 had sunk. But I have to admit I did enjoy a few things on Street Fury as well as hated a few. And I learned a few things by watching it as well. To me I have a love/hate relationship with the show. Sure it degrades women at times (usually at the end of the episode) but the cars are fun to look at and learn about.
The realistic approach Big C has to this show makes it worth watching. They kept in footage of him getting arrested and took part in a few illegal races. We got both sides of the story, so it was worth something in thoses cases.
I will keep watching if only to learn a bit more about the culture and to see just how far Big C will go.
A decent show about fast cars and faster women. If this is a show that you do not normally watch and you are sitting at home with nothing to do, you are going to wish you had it on tape. Having it "on tape" had become the generic term for recorded programs. Today you are more likely to have the show on Tivo or DVR than VHS, or god forbid Beta!! It is kind of like how a lot of people still call CD's "records" or "albums." Anyway, back to the show. This is the type of show that is really pretty good if you would just give it a chance. So on those cold, lonely, rainy days, pop in your tape or DVR or whatever if you were smart enough to tape it. If not, check to see if it is on as a re-run. After all, as they say, if you have never seen it, it is new to you.
Let's get things straight right off the bat: I love fast cars, I love beautiful women, and I fall directly within the age demographic that "Street Fury" is geared towards. This being the case, It would seem that I would be predestined to love the show.
Granted, the program does have a plethora of cars and women, but in the end is brought down by the presence of its host, Carlton "Big C" Lewis. Mr. Lewis is so annoying, tasteless and ridiculous that any good qualities present in the show are eclipsed by his grating presence.
You can't go thirty seconds of watching the show without the camera cutting over to a shot of the "Big C" as he yells into the lens spouting off uninteligable, high-speed commentary or a shot of him clumsily groping some nameless model while throwing a self-congratulatory smirk to the audience. Carlton, let's be honest: You're not a pimp, and She's not going to lay you, so please stop leering and get out of the way of the camera.
Perhaps even more irritating is his complete lack of knowledge about anything to do with the mechanics and engineering of car modification. He only seems to be concerned with insanely expensive sound systems, shiny wheels, gaudy wings and ridiculous body kits and seems to have forgotten what really counts: modifications which improve performance. In essence "Big C"'s taste in cars reflects his overall persona: loud, flashy and superficial.
In conclusion, If you want to showcase models and cars on a TV show I'm all for it. I just don't want some deranged crack-addict with cornrows and big sunglasses yelling in my face while I watch. For Christ's sake, Flava Flav would do a better job hosing this show.
There is a reason why a majority of shows that are like this show go straight to video. It's because it plays heavily on consumer ideals of those in the import car scene. HOWEVER, this show is a complete farce, in that the entire "show" over "go" pisses off a majority car tuners out there.
First off the show host. Big C is crap. At best, he shows off "credibility" with his lines coming off a really bad BET influenced script. I will watch Pimp My Ride over this crap, just because Xzibit has personality and humor. Something this guy has practically none of. He's always boasting about bringing this show to the deep inner community of import tuning. But he isn't. He's just attending a shitload of car shows, and interviewing models or guys who place a lot of money into putting screens at the cost of $40,000+. That's not being a "real" tuner. That's just a kid who has a lot of money to spend.
Secondly, when he is interviewing the models, there is such a huge amount friggin lust in his eyes that it's unbearable to watch him bust a nut in his pants. At times I had to switch the channel and watch the Speed Channel due to the fact that I couldn't stomach how this guy speaks to girls. He's not pimping shit, but you can tell the guy thinks he has a chance with them. It ain't gonna happen.
Lastly, there isn't anything about the guys who legitly do a lot of performance modifications into their cars. For a lofty title like "street fury" there seems to be no emphasis on things that will increase the powerband of your car's engine, or maybe which performance tires work well with what, etc, etc.
Big C is nothing but a poseur, and he admits that he has no standing knowledge about how to improve a car. To his eyes, a bodykit, a big muffler, and maybe a improved interior is what it takes. It's not. Anyone who watches this must really love how he boasts this or that. It's obvious that this is what the show is about... Boasting.
Welcome to Street Fury--the most legit, in-depth and truly “street” take on the adrenaline-drenched world of import car racing and modification. Get the REAL deal on the rides, the shows, the clubs, the shops and, of course, the girls that make the import
If you like Cars, Models and Music, you gotta to see this!
Host Carlton “Big C” Lewis travels the country to get the lowdown on the latest--hitting shows like SEMA, NISEI and Hot Import Nights, hanging with racing champs at Drift Day and Hyperfest, checking out the country’s premiere mod shops, getting tuning tips from the pros and chilling with local car clubs to see how it’s done in the ‘hood.
Street Fury is must see TV for the hip, the hot and everyone else that needs the low low on the import car scene. Street Fury…. the only show bringing the underground up to the street.
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