He is a good cricket player, who has recently done cricket commentary for channel 9 - They point 2 and 2 together and figured he'd make a good top gear presenter (and may have been in the running for one of the three hosts spots, but the backlash when he was mentioned made 9 rethink). He just has zero presenting skills, but I think these bits might've been pre-filmed, so they figure they need to use them.what the hell was the point of that Caparo film if they only fit 3 minutes (and who was the guy that drove)?
You're not Icedvovo. I agree with your assessment completely. The show looks better so far this series (and is clearly better funded), but it still lacks any of the great storytelling skills that make TopGearUK so much fun to watch.I'm really glad there were people who enjoyed this episode.
I'm starting to think I'm just a grumpy old bastard.
Shane Warne,one of Australias greatest ever cricketerswhat the hell was the point of that Caparo film if they only fit 3 minutes (and who was the guy that drove)?
Now, now Ruddeger, don't jump to conclusions..... I'm sure he'd root all sorts of things without a pulse too.
I believe that's model number for the Balboni.I had no idea Lamborghini had released a LP550-2, so very on top of it!
No, the problem is that the producer/editor IS a TGUK fan. They're trying, in an almost slavish fashion, to replicate the TGUK format (I wonder if there's pressure on them to do so from the BBC, Andy, and/or Jeremy). The problem here is that, due to the commercials, they have a lot less time to work with. Thus, things have to be cut in order to make sure that everything that's necessary (Power Laps, review segments, SIARPU, etc.) gets in. Thus, we get Top Gear Australia Scuderia, where we can see where all the weight's been saved. The intro segment for car challenges is an obvious place to cut for time; why do a reveal when a voiceover will do? They're self-justified in doing so by thinking that those intro segments simply bore the casual audience that they want to attract due to the potential for them becoming MEGO info-dumps. For them, too little information is better than too much. I'm not trying to justify their decision, but I am saying that I can understand it. I don't like it, but I can understand it.The problem I have with the aussie challenges is that the producer/editor is obviously not a UK top gear fan, there is no big reveal where each drives up in the car they proudly purchased, it seems too staged and boring, no real passion for the cars they have.