Shortland Street LogoWelcome to tonight’s recap/discussion thread for Shortland Street., where everyone is in turmoil.

Wendy is feeling understandably awkward about being in love with the same man as her daughter. Murray and Dayna also now know about Bella and Jimmy’s relationship and feel betrayed by Kane (and weirdly, Leanne) for keeping it a secret. Murray even gets out his jogging shorts, hoping to run away from the family crisis. You know it’s bad when Murray gets out the jogging shorts. I predict plenty of of drama for the Coopkins clan in upcoming episodes. Also, when are they going to address the painfully obvious fact that Bella is with child and getting considerably more blimpy with every episode?

TK decides to back up Caleb’s security job proposal and Harper gives him the go-ahead to set up new protocols. But there’s a catch – Boyd’s in charge of reviewing him. TK doesn’t want any surgeon having anything to do with his precious ED so Harper decides that the two will have to work together. Needless to say that doesn’t work out too well. Caleb ends up having to dob them in to Harper for squabbling.

Lucy and Alex sleep together but then Lucy’s paranoia kicks in and she begins doubting their relationship and whether or not it will last given Alex’s sexuality. After she walks in on a bro hug between him and Vinnie she really starts freaking out and runs to Rachel for advice. Rachel basically tells that it’s up to her whether or not she can trust Alex. This scene has the added bonus of us getting a proper loom around Chris and Rachel’s new house, as Lucy tries to have DMC whilst also wandering from room to room. She eventually comes to the conclusion that she cannot trust Alex and breaks up with him.

Curtis and Dayna are back to flirting and Curtis asks her out. Then his street-fighter mate shows up and tries to rope him back in on the scene. Dayna shows up to hear Curtis putting on his mean-and-threatening act but he promises her he is out of the street-fighting world. Later on, Dayna decides to mess around with Curtis just to annoy Jimmy but Curtis isn’t down for playing dumb games. Eventually he forgives Dayna and they start making out – for realsies. Later on, the street-thug returns, having figured out that Dayna is Curtis’ weak spot. Curtis ends up agreeing to the fight to keep her safe.


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Peter Dunne is the latest to offer an opinion on the departure of Campbell Live:

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne is lamenting the loss of broadcaster John Campbell from TV3, which he says shows the channel “is really all about ratings and entertainment, ahead of quality and information.”

Spare me. Let’s think about HBO for a moment. HBO is all about entertainment with epic shows like Game of Thrones and yet Last Week Tonight with John Oliver manages to go crusading against some of America’s biggest corporations, regularly taking them to task. It’s comedy but it’s news and regularly it breaks stories and challenges the status quo.

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Rotorua_Jan_1966Greenstone TV is making an exciting three-part series for Prime TV, telling New Zealand’s history from the inside out primarily through home film footage.

Decades In Colour will travel through three unforgettable decades of change – the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s, revealing the big moments and the reality of life for ordinary Kiwis.

Using home colour footage, archived film footage and interviews with people involved in key events and everyday activities, this landmark series will capture what life was really like during those nostalgic years from the inside out.

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Readers are invited to share their own thoughts and observations on television in New Zealand as we attempt to crowd source all the details around what is happening in the industry and beyond.

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