The Shire – Trashy and Cheesy, But Slightly Mesmerising
If you are expecting an anthropological look at a microcosm of a sub culture in Australia then you are watching the wrong channel.
It is trashy semi-scripted, OK nearly fully scripted TV but it is not pretending to be something its not. I am like a deer in headlights with it. I know I should get out of the way but I am transfixed.
What happened tonight?
Beckaa made an analogy about her being Luke Skywalker and her father being Darth Vader – which meant she was probably shocked when he said “I am your father”… If her father is going to spend the money on a BMW convertible maybe he could flick her few quid to fix her dodgy hair extensions.
Also Beckaa’s father Tony keeps on banging on about education but if you treat someone like a doll she is going to act like one. Her ambition is to enter pageants, however I think she really wants to a Playboy Pet, and she probably would not be opposed to being Hugh Hefners new girlfriend, as she is used to creepy older men.
Sophie and Vernesa are the comic relief of The Shire, they were trying to promote that the fat working machine saying it worked on them, probably not realising it was the fact they don’t eat that was keeping them slim.
They like champagne which was really Great Western, but who cares bubbles make them happy, and boys like them because they dance. Maybe it was the fact it was in short tight lycra and the writhing near poles that was getting them attention.
New character Kerry the manager of Beach Hut goes out with Matty. He’s a bit of an ocker, but then she seemed to think that putting up a massage table and having some guy getting his underarms waxed in that establishment was amusing so maybe they are a perfect match. His two best mates don’t think so and keep on being negative about her. They think they are losing a friend, but maybe he is just looking for an excuse to get away from their sexism.
The Mitch and Gabby plot line continued at a snails pace, I am not sure how long they are going to be able to draw out the “tension”. His mum would like her as a daughter-in-law, and Gabby and her brother Tyrone had a mono-syllabic conversation about a possible reconciliation.
In the end Mitch texted Gabby telling her he needed to talk to her, I don’t think he saw the irony in that.