During my years in Australia, long before watching this series, I had heard about the "bush mechanics" who are said to be amazingly resourceful when a car needs to be repaired on the side of a track. For instance, lore has it that flat tires are sometimes fixed by stuffing them with spinifex, a hard spiky Australian grass.
This series may not often make you laugh out loud, but it is excellent for its constant humor, its premise, its setting, the culture it presents and too many other reasons to list. I may be partial as I have a soft spot for Australia's Northern Territory (which I visited four times) and its people, and as it reminds me of time I spent in a number of Aboriginal communities during a motorbike journey around Australia I took in 2004.
Regardless, this series is one of a kind: don't miss it if you can get your hands on it.
(Last viewed: February 2006)