New Zealand television: It’s an ongoing source of plenty of complaints among the TV-watching community in this country. So many Facebook pages and online forums for our TV stations are full of complaints about how New Zealand television is being ‘dumbed down’ and there’s not enough ‘quality’ shows on TV in New Zealand.
But why do we continue to have so many so-called ‘dumb’, and poor-quality shows here? Easy answer: because they rate so highly. So many of us berate shows such as ‘Embarassing Bodies’, ‘Two and a Half Men’, ‘Neighbours at War’, and pretty much all New Zealand ‘reality’ shows, yet they continue to be scheduled again and again. Continue reading »