Dis­turb­ing themes add to en­joy­ment

The TV Guide - - MR TELLY -

I’m sick of view­ers com­plain­ing about Short­land Street. Do peo­ple not un­der­stand that it’s not meant to be 100 per cent re­al­is­tic. It wouldn’t be in­ter­est­ing oth­er­wise. Yes, the themes are now dis­turb­ing and not to ev­ery­one’s lik­ing but I be­lieve that’s what makes Short­land Street so en­joy­able. The char­ac­ter of Dy­lan is un­doubt­edly a mur­derer and, of course, it’s a bad sit­u­a­tion – him not be­ing in­car­ac­er­ated. But even in real life peo­ple like Dy­lan get away with mur­der. It’s more com­mon than some peo­ple are will­ing to ad­mit. As to some other let­ter writ­ers, apolo­gies if gay and bi­sex­ual cou­ples are not wel­come in to­day’s so­ci­ety. Try to have an open mind for good­ness sake.

Michael (Hawke’s Bay)

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