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    [04x04] Unaired Epsiode

    Unfortunately most of that was quite painful to watch. The SIARPC filming seemed all over the place - did they actually show anything like a full lap for either guy? The V8 to the rescue was just painful (though I thought the same thing with UK top gear did the same kinds of things). The...
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    TGA Axed

    The worst thing (being a local) is the constant ads, the attempts to win a 'v8' audience and some of the groan inducing comedy. You won't see it from afar, but changing channels was the worst possible outcome for this show. Nine has money, but they also have a cut-throat commercial TV...
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    [04x02] September 6th, 2011

    It was better than last week. They seemed to do less, which actually meant it was better. Damn, the amount of ads is off putting, though :( The jet cars was a bit....pointless. Wow, they charcoaled a kebab. Gotta wonder why they didn't have ear protection - I bet that was loud.
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    [04x01] August 30th, 2011

    Yep, usual response to poor ratings = shift until later and die a slow death.
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    [04x01] August 30th, 2011

    For an Aussie audience, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who didn't know who the 'surfer chick' was. She was the first surfer to win 6 consecutive world titles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Layne_Beachley I can see how she might be less well known overseas. It would be equivalent to doing...
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    [04x01] August 30th, 2011

    where there funny stickers? At least if the UK go to the trouble of creating witty stickers, they make sure you can't miss them. I can't say I noticed...
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    [04x01] August 30th, 2011

    At least Ewen brings experience as a car journalist. I'm a bit annoyed they dumped Warren as well, but the issues are more than just who the faces are.
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    [04x01] August 30th, 2011

    I wonder where the people who voted "10" are? Please tell us why this was that good?
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    [04x01] August 30th, 2011

    You'll only get standard definition rip - stupid Oz government mandated until analogue signal gets shut off, that the TV stations have to exactly broadcast their main channel in digital and analogue, so this was not broadcast in high definition.
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    [04x01] August 30th, 2011

    I actually enjoyed this. Less "pretzel". Some fun 'mucking about'. The car review of the Volvo was good and quite funny. Shane hijacking the land cruiser review was good too. The presenters all seemed a bit more relaxed (which I also think about this season of top gear usa). I'm...
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    [01x09] January 16th, 2011

    well, sorta new ;)
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    [01x09] January 16th, 2011

    I gave it an 8. I'm just going to echo what many have already said in this thread. It seemed a little rushed and Adam is the weak link. What I have to look forward to (in about 24 hours time) is a new TGUK and a new TGUS to watch :)
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    [01x08] January 9th, 2011

    thanks for reminding me - I was trying to erase that picture from my memory :(
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    [01x08] January 9th, 2011

    Well, the first two seasons were on a partly government funded, non-commercial network, which really didn't have a great budget to spend on it. A bit like History compared to CBS or similar. This year the rights to top gear were bought by one of our commercial stations and while they have a...
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    [01x08] January 9th, 2011

    The problem with this is that if you change the track, you have to dump all the times you have on the board already or re-run them (which I suspect is unlikely to happen). Perhaps they need to show less of the actual lap...
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