Stiggy...I'm at a loss fer words...at the same time that you're lambasting all Aussie presenting talent, you're seemingly happy to raise JC,RH and JM to demi-god status...in the UK, those 3 are regarded (despite being good at what they do) as being rather naff in the TV firmament. Whilst TGUK is undeniably popular, it comes nowhere near the sort of viewing figures that other programmes get.Or how about getting some decent on screen talent ??
The camera work on the GTR segment was great, in fact it made the rest of the show look bad because it was the best thing in the episode.
I cant get over the talent,or lack of, on the show, or all AU shows, its like there a gene missing in Australian TV hosts where they are all cardboard,unfunny,lacking in testicular fortitude, gormless PC twits.
Based on longevity, the most popular would be Bert Newton and Rove, and they both share the same lame gay humour, pull silly faces and do little dances in an effort to entertain.
Its just shameful thay someone pays them money for that crap year after year...
Break out the real talent if there is any in this country.
Any of the 3 UK guys seem like they could entertain a room of people at a party. Theyre opinionated and importantly, complete men. They know who they are and arent afraid to say and do what they believe, or the opposite for a laugh. Each one would be a great person to chat with for an hour or two.
Now look at the 3 Au guys and what have we got to choose from there ??
If you met them 2 years ago at a BBQ which one would you listen to for an hour?
The slightly creepy little one,
or maybe the one who owns a fire engine? ((wow))
Its a tough ask because youre trying to pick the least annoying one.
On air they have no opinion, no individual identity, no professionalism, no personality, no presence and it cant all be the producers fault for telling them what to say all the time.
I havent heard anyone say (of the presenters) ....that any one of them is great.
Sometimes good, getting better, mildly amusing etc...but theres no fan club web site set up for Cox now is there?
Its not a fuckin school holiday Drama Camp for shy kiddies, pull your fingers out and DO something to entertain us if you can.. Maybe in the off-season go and get acting lessons for a start. Or just copy someone who has talent.
The 3 of them just cant cut it on TV, and ugly guys on TV usually need to be more gifted,charming and talented. Whats keeping you 3 employed ??
Unbelieveably,these hollow-men are meant to be professional presenters and the 3 Aussies arent equal to one English guy.
People dont come back to a show for the camera angles, we need confident people with passion and personality to front TGAU and give it a strong presence.
Fair point and that did occur to me. I apologise, one thing I hate is people tell other people not to express an opinion on a forum where you are asked to share your opinion. I watched TGUK 12x2 and TGAUS1x7 on the same night so maybe I had overdosed on TG or something.Nobody's stopping YOU from watching it and enjoying the show, but this is a forum where people come to discuss it. If you don't like that, maybe you shouldn't log on here?
Stiggy...I'm at a loss fer words...at the same time that you're lambasting all Aussie presenting talent,
Fink99, can you name some good ones? Im at a loss to name anyone in AUTV who can talk on their feet for more than 30 seconds. Except for the guys who front Good News Week and Deal or no deal.
you're seemingly happy to raise JC,RH and JM to demi-god status...in the UK, those 3 are regarded (despite being good at what they do) as being rather naff in the TV firmament.
The UK guys are good at what they do, it doesnt surprise me that the are considered niche presenters and probably wouldnt do too well too far from their current shows, but they do let their macho guard down and get goofy in order to entertain and that makes them fairly unique in a world of hairy chests and dick measuring.
Whilst TGUK is undeniably popular, it comes nowhere near the sort of viewing figures that other programmes get.
Whilst I'm in a rantin' kinda mood, I'm sure just about everyone that reads this forum will have seen TGUK from the start...remember fatboy Jason? remember the EXCRUCIATINGLY painful awkward banter? AND...remember that TGUK as you see it now may be in Series 12, but it had the benefit of being able to pick up the pieces of the ORIGINAL BBC Top Gear, fronted by a catatonic combover called William Woollard...that series died a slow and painful death before its resurrection at the hands of Clarkson and Co., who were able to learn all the lessons of the first incarnation WAY before Ep 1 with Fatboy Jase...and all the other howlers.
AND..one more rantette...let's remember that TGA is a BBC WORLDWIDE idea...It's St Jeremy and St Andy that pushed for this - and TGUS and TGCCCP - in the first place. They are making money from this. They want it to work.
If Jeremy and Andy had a hand in choosing the talent, then what in the Wide Wide Wide World of Sports went wrong in the talent selection process ?
Why did they choose such a selection of 3
middle aged, average-looking, middle class,poorly dressed, unimaginative, unpersonable guys with bugger all TV mojo ?
For a country that champions multiculturalism and is almost class-less ( both meanings),
then why pick 3 people that are from
such an incredibly thin demographic slice of Australian life ?
If they wanted it to work, why did they choose guys who are behind the 8 ball from the start ??
I dont know if you know what happened, but if youve got some insight into why these 3 guys came out on top Id be grateful.
It's not as different an animal as you might think.
If TGAU was an animal, its creator surely didnt want it to live.
Wake Up, dudes...
Peace n Lurv.
Thanks Mike. Constructive discussion + broadened thinking = more intelligence in the world = happier planet.Fair point and that did occur to me. I apologise, one thing I hate is people tell other people not to express an opinion on a forum where you are asked to share your opinion. I watched TGUK 12x2 and TGAUS1x7 on the same night so maybe I had overdosed on TG or something.
Great news! You can customise it and have it in blue!^ lol ... maybe STIG-mata is the owner of one of these ....
Apparrently so..Touche ! I dunno about living forever, thats a lot of wrinkles.Yet long enough to post a million blue words about it?
Gerfix, love the shirt, but I'll need one in BLUE for sure !! They say theyre out of stock, bugger !!