Diana Wichtel: The GC and 20 years of Shortland Street

By Diana Wichtel In Television

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19th May, 2012
The population convulsed with indignation, the commentariat up in arms, the end of civilisation as we know it confidently predicted… There’s nothing like seeing ourselves portrayed as preening, self-obsessed, sex-crazed idiots to get us going. No, not The GC. But it’s timely that this latest electronic outrage (Julie Christie, it seems, is back on form) arrives almost exactly 20 years after Shortland Street lurched woodenly onto the cut-price and slightly shaky stage set of our national life. As Marj trilled “Shortland Street Accident and Emergency Centre!”, we were ...

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