Ridicu­lous Shorty plumbs the depths

The TV Guide - - MR TELLY - Con­cerned Viewer (Levin) Shelly Pre­ston (Taupo) Ch­eryl (Auck­land)

I have been a fan of Short­land Street for years but have changed my opin­ion. The sto­ry­lines have be­come ridicu­lous. We have been in­un­dated with poor act­ing. This in­cludes the rude re­cep­tion­ist who would never have been em­ployed in to­day’s work­place, the nurses who just take off on hol­i­day when the hospi­tal is sup­posed to have a nurs­ing short­age, the har­vest­ing and trans­plant­ing of a heart with­out proper hospi­tal pro­ce­dures, and the mur­der­ous Dy­lan who is still prac­tis­ing. And now we are be­ing bom­barded with gay/bi­sex­ual cou­ples and the lat­est episodes of three­somes. I will not be watch­ing an­other episode.

Ros­alind (Pu­taruru)

Things have changed dra­mat­i­cally over the past few weeks on Short­land Street, and not for the best. What are the writ­ers think­ing with a doc­tor steal­ing drugs and shoot­ing up? It’s not a good look for our ded­i­cated doc­tors. Also the three­some scenes, what a dis­gust. I just hope younger view­ers don’t de­cide this is the nor­mal way in bed and start copy­ing it.

I never thought it was pos­si­ble for Short­land Street to stoop any lower with the sto­ry­lines but there it is – the Nanny ask­ing Drew and Harper to join her in a three­some. Se­ri­ously! This pro­gramme should be much later in the evening. Are the writ­ers so lack­ing in ideas for good sto­ries they have to

re­sort to tit­il­la­tion?

I have fi­nally de­cided to stop watch­ing Short­land Street after 24 years. I can’t be­lieve how stupid the show has be­come and, worse, the low stan­dard of moral­ity. My grand­daugh­ter used to watch this show a few years ago when she was about eight and at that time there was noth­ing in there she shouldn’t have seen. But, oh, how this has changed.

Ben Bar­ring­ton as Drew

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