yes apparently steves trip shouldnt have taken more than 2 1/2 hours max rather than 4 1/2it's shitloads better! and the race went through my actual hometown! The evo and BMW were good too, James isn't a bad presenter after all, just needs to relax into his place a bit more. I'm glad the WWTT board is gone (in a spectacular way) and doing Car Ad Mythbusting was cool too. (I can't believe the ice worked) Skaifey was good too (and the look of his face, lol) and also the explanation of the track too (Since when did Clarkson Corner look like the shape of his head?).
8/10 -1 for some corny bits, -1 for Steve not picking a faster route. He should've gone to the freeways or eastlink since no one uses them.
to fully understand the ad test bit you needed to have seen this:I though it would have been nice to let them debate the 135 and the Evo a bit more. That segment didn't have much of a conclusion. Though, their choice of Oran Park was good since it's closing IIRC.
I thought the race was utterly wasted. They should have used a more normal, relevant car. The Lambo was completely wasted, they didn't talk about it much.
I found the commercial and trampoline segments rather weird... would have preferred some witty news instead, but I'm not Aussie so maybe I'm missing something.
Compared to the last series, looking good. Still off the mark, but definitely improving much faster than Top Gear UK did in their second season. James seems like a good presenter, he's pretty classy and he offsets the loonyness of Warren and Steve fairly well. He just needs to warm up a bit.
There's this show called Fifth Gear, you might like thatThe only enjoyable segments are near the end of the Lambo race, and walking through of the track. Still needs a lot of improvement. The studio segments are pretty bad, I didn't even like the V8 juicer in the original TG, I really hope they cut down on the stupid stunts a bit.
I only found out about season 2 starting when I went on my casual Final Gear visit and noticed the ticker saying the episode was starting in an hour! Either way the Media Centre would've recorded it for meI think the ratings might be affected by the lack of publicity.