New Zealand’s reality TV show queen Julie Christie has done it again with what could well be her biggest show to date: The GC. Hate it or love it, you’re talking about it. You’re quoting it. And as to be expected, #TheGC trended worldwide.
I’ve no idea why promotional articles about the show were at such pains to say that it is nothing like MTV’s Jersey Shore or its official UK adaptation, Geordie Shore.
Let’s be completely honest about it: TV3’s The GC is completely and utterly our unofficial adaptation of those shows.
Take eight beautiful young things with money to burn in a gorgeous beach setting (oh how I miss you summer!) and follow their partying. To quote Regan, it’s all about the “glorified sluttery”.
It’s the latest junk food show. Yes, it’s bad and has no real value, but it’s irresistibly fantastic entertainment. It’s mockable. It’s so funny that it would take me all night to type in all the quotable quotes. It’s pure soapy escapism.
Let’s celebrate it for what it is, not for what it’s not trying to be. As Robyn Gallagher said to me, “it may be trashy, but it’s *our* trash!”
“The more I drink, the better you look!”
“Gotta finish your kai, don’t be fussy.”
“Five aunties, five nights.”
“Go seek mental guidance!”
Let’s see those TV ratings tomorrow, shall we?