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Old 01-13-2011, 10:45 PM   #21
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It's much better than watching most tv. A show about cars no matter how good or bad gets my attention. The latest episodes are much better than the first.
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Is that any different than TGUK? Most of the audience in the UK don't even own or drive a car on a regular basis.
?? You know them all personally to make this statement?

Most of the UK population own at least 1 car, it's not a 3rd world country you know
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Old 01-16-2011, 01:01 PM   #23
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I dunno, I just started watching TGUK from the beginning (not "old Top Gear"..) and TGUS is doing alright all things considered. Like Trey said, give it time. It's still better than any other car show on in America.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:55 PM   #24
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The truck episode was miles better then most of the season. Kinda hope next season (if it's not cancelled) is better.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:27 PM   #25
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I made the mistake of watching TGUK on netflix out of boredom, and I am disappointed with the American one again.
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?? You know them all personally to make this statement?

Most of the UK population own at least 1 car, it's not a 3rd world country you know


Yea one car per household. Average households have more than one person.

Leaving 49.5% of the population without a car as transportation.

Since you equate the stage of a society with car ownership, by your logic London, Liverpool, Manchester, and Newcastle live at the same standards of third world countries.



http://www.statistics.gov.uk/census2...es/housing.asp


The average household size is similar in England and Wales and is 2.36 people. This ranges from 2.31 people per household in the South West to 2.41 in the West Midlands.



Cars or vans

In England 27 per cent of households do not own a car or van while 44 per cent of households own just one, 24 per cent own two, 4 per cent own three and 1 per cent own four or more.

The patterns and proportions are similar in Wales where 26 per cent do not own a car, 45 per cent own one, 23 per cent own two, 4 per cent own three and 1 per cent own four or more.

In Inner London over half of households have no car. Outside London, 48 per cent of households in Liverpool and Manchester do not own cars and 45 per cent in Newcastle do not.

In contrast, 6.3 per cent of the South East region own three cars and 2.1 per cent own four or more while in the local authority area of South Bucks one in ten households own three cars and one in 25 own four or more.

The proportion of households owning one car is almost unchanged between 1991 and 2001 at about 44 per cent. However the proportion not owning a car has declined since 1991 from 32 per cent to 27 per cent and the proportion owning two cars has increased from 20 per cent to 23 per cent and three cars and more from 4 per cent to 6 per cent.


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http://www.unece.org/stats/trends200...000%20pop).pdf

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The first few episodes were lackluster, but I genuinely enjoyed the Key West race and the Las Vegas race - I found myself watching not because it's TG, but because it was genuinely entertaining television. The in-studio bits are still lackluster but they will be like that for the entire season since they were all filmed at once (I went to a taping session in LA). The in-car bits seem good, and the hosts have excellent off-screen chemistry (based on how they interacted with each other with the cameras off).

UKTG has had 15 seasons to get it right. Give it time - it's getting better, IMO.
Agreed on the off camera chemistry. If there is a second season the interactions should be much more natural.
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I still watch it cause it has cars, but its not like the bbc version
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