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Old 12-19-2008, 06:32 PM
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wait are we talking about the trumpet player?
edit: ah yes, he's been in some rallies
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Old 12-19-2008, 07:52 PM
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I'd rather they dropped one of the other two personally, unless Charlie was the one who wanted out.
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:40 AM
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James morrison apparently hosted a car show back in the early 90's, so he has experience.

Lets hope he has the personality to gel with the Doucheweasel & McDrawy.

Cox was right to jump ship - He was a snob about the whole thing & because of his apparent Alpha-Male status as main host he set the tone. Lets hope Morrison can actually string a sentence together.
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:44 AM
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Am I the only one who liked Charlie ?
He's honest and rough-diamond.
Not really given a chance to make the role his own and avoid the "reading JC's lines"
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I think Charlie has just the right amount of gravel in his voice to make the voiceovers awesome, but seemed to lack any other redeeming features.
The short one is beyond help, but I think Warren, if he loosened up a bit, could be quite good because he is somewhat similar to the part he was cast for.

I think somebody said this earlier, but the crowd needs to loosen up as well. Telling a joke to complete silence will not help them become more natural feeling.
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Am I the only one who liked Charlie ?
He's honest and rough-diamond.
Not really given a chance to make the role his own and avoid the "reading JC's lines"
you and FPV
i didn't minf him in the actual reviews. but as a host..eh
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:14 PM
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I dont know how much Morrison will be able to improve the show, or at least from the perspective of locals.

I cant imagine what those watching from outside the country think of Steve's over used Aussie mannerisms and Warrens general uptight character at times.

If Top Gear UK had similar issues i doubt i'd even notice, given my limited knowledge of British society.
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:01 AM
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I think, fpv, we probably take the other two as you guys take the foppish James May and the over-excited hamster !!
They fit a stereotype that interests us -- ie NOT borign or too annoying (yet).
You guys on the other hand are possibly too used to the funny accents
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I like James May best because of his slight quirkyness. Something I sort of relate Warren's personality to.

Hammond is tolerable because while he's excitable and occasionally garish, he's also talented and has a decent script to work with. Steve has never been able to do anything but be whingy, and his scripts suck.

James Morrison is going to be an interesting character of sorts because Charlie was sort of the Alpha Male of the trio, and replacing him with the Laconic-stylings of a Jazz-Trumpetist will shift the dynamic hugely.

The biggest problem for the show was their attempt, as i've been able to do, to typecast the Australian cast in the exact mould of the UK show. If i wanted to see a carbon copy I'd go to the original and the best, k thx.

Hopefully they spend less time emulating and more time trying to make it their own. That way, it will at least be interesting.
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or more time reviewing, less time assing about in the studio
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It's not just Cox who got the bullet, there's quite a few of the production staff where shown the door.
Let's hope this improves the show.
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Oh please oh please oh please.

A direct copy of the UK show was NEVER the right idea.
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new series is much improved so far (haven't finished first episode yet)

trumpet man is much better than cox
regrettably, short asshat is still there, but give it time
"what were they thinking" wall was lultastic (watch it and see what i mean LOL)
dropped the stupid stig intro's they tried to copy from TGUK in previous season

the EVO X vs 135i review was pretty good imo, interesting choice for a comparo (and what track is it that they are on?), even if it just boils down to '135i is faster in straight line but computers/awd in evo is faster around corners'

much better start imo, will watch following episodes.
this is completely opposite to my reaction for the first series. maybe lowered expectations also helped haha.
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:28 AM
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Oran Park. Shouldve been obvious with the bridge.

Still painfull with the other 2 idiots over stereotyping things.
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i thought oran park was closed?
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