REBEKAH DEVLIN OUT OF THE BOX
THIS program may as well come with a T-Shirt pleading ‘‘ please don’t hate us, we’re just doing our job’’. You see, disappointingly for V8 Supercars fans, this is not a show about Russell ‘‘ The Enforcer’’ Ingall, it’s a fly on the wall view of council rangers, including those infuriating parking inspectors.
One of the councils involved says the show is a ‘‘ candid and positive portrayal of the men and women serving the local community’’ and aims ‘‘ to humanise the work of law enforcement’’. Good luck.
Every segment seems to start with a painstaking explanation from host William McInnes as to why the rangers have to hand out a fine or move people along.
‘‘ Nobody wants to be the one to spoil a party, but sometimes a person’s idea of fun can end up causing a lot of harm,’’ he says.
The fundamental problem with this show is it centres on a group of people who aren’t terribly popular and you find yourself barracking for the other guys— the ones supposedly in the wrong and about to cop a fine.
My favourite segment has Officer Kevin from Canning, in WA, tracking down a man who has been dumping goods on verges outside houses. Turns out it’s a big-hearted senior citizen who collects old