I loved working in TV in New Zealand, but I do think its important that people who want to live there really start to understand that life is different. In the UK we watch TV, especially on Saturday night, I make no comment as to that being good or bad, it's simply fact. 12 Million people watch X Factor on Saturday. the weather is no good for BBQ's we don't have many dinner parties or gatherings, partly because for years the telly has been not half bad for those who like it.
Here's the first thing, if you were at home tonight in NZ this is the choice
Notice they are both shows from the USA. TVNZ used to rely on inspector morse etc. Good UK drama, not anymore too many memories of the colonial past, NZ has found its nation hood and now imports more US music and TV than any other country in the world and it goes out prime time on the main channels. I like US drama, I have just watched CSI. I do worry that NZ relies so much on US imports, being a New Zealander is about being Kiwi, not developing a Californian accent. A Nation need culture local culture, so kidding your self your making a break from the home county but taking US drama over UK is simply welcoming a different master. More NZ locally made programmes please Andrew!
And Just for the record after tea in NZ instead of settling down the Simon, Cheryl, Louis and Danni, who cant come back fast enough for me I enclose this saturdays offering from the main broadcaster, it cost me a fortune at blockbuster when we were there, Oh and yes we did other things too Like talk to each other, that must be how we ended up with Twins!