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The Shire – Has It Turned Into Seinfield?

The Shire has appeared to have morphed into Seinfield as it truly is a show about nothing. The plot lines are scant and the conversations banal.

The highlights are the Vernesa and Sophie’s, muppets Statler and Warldof type commentary. Their scenes were set in Sophie’s beauty salon and there was a back shot of a person who had the same hair as the girl in the scrag fight the girls got into last week.

One of the characters missing in action is Rif Raf, he has not been sighted since the first episode.

Tonight on The Shire:

  • Tegan and Andy were still trying to lure the viewer into thinking there may be a romance however there is no chemistry.
  • The viewer finally saw Tegan sing, and to put it politely the chair would not be turning around for her on The Voice.
  • At the party there is Stephanie from speed dating and she is apparently a former Labor Party candidate for Cronulla. If this is Shine’s revenge on all the grief the Sutherland Shire Mayor gave them it is a good one. Not sure Stephanie’s political career will take off after this.
  • The pregnancy plot line continue with dumb boyfriend say how he was not ready to have a baby, however if she just bought a pregnancy test we could end this non-plotline. She is not pregnant.
  • Mitch turned 24 had a party, then in the middle of it his mother gave him a letter from his father. His dad who has not bothered to see him since he was four wrote how he had heard he had changed his name from his but it did not bother him as he had his blood running though him. What a dead beat dad? If that is the only thing he can think about writing in a letter to his son he has not seen in two decades don’t bother meeting him; and
  • Beckaa was supporting her best friend Stacey who was getting up the courage to tell his mum he is gay, they seem very sweet together, and Beckaa actually looked attractive when she was wearing slacks and a singlet with her new brown hair. Go figure.


1 Morgan { 08.21.12 at 9:29 am }

Yes, Beckaa looks 100% better as a brunette. She’s still ugly, though.

2 Ari { 08.21.12 at 10:25 am }

Only worth watching for Sophie, Vernesa, and Beckaa. The lovey-dovey faux drama crap from the others I cannot stand. But yeah Beckaa looks so much better as a brunette. She looked like a vampire with the blonde hair. Starting to like Beckaa I think. But yeah this show needs some direction. Also what happened to Rif Raf?

3 Bolders { 08.21.12 at 11:37 am }

RR you are too generous because the Shire is bad. Bad. Bad. Bad! But sometimes… no, it’s always bad. It should be given a quick death so everyone can forget the whole sorry saga and move on.

I do have a question and it’s around Stacey and his speech (impediment??) – is it an accent, a regional dialect or just an affectation? He sounds as though he is talking with a mouth full of marbles.

4 Tom of Caringbah { 08.21.12 at 12:59 pm }

What a joke, if there was no script there would be no show period. These people in real life are the most boring, bogan, wannabe nobodys that dont do one single thing that is interesting!! They are what is sad and stereotypical of our area and not the side of the community who are succesful business owners/operators, top quality sportsmen and down to earth individuals.

For all who know these people, it will be an uphill battle for them for years to come now !

5 Maz { 08.21.12 at 1:31 pm }

Not Shire related but same channel-is Don’t Tell the Bride AU going to be reviewed as we would love BDD & Georgie’s take on it :)

6 Reality Raver { 08.21.12 at 1:49 pm }

Maz – yes it is. Currently drafting.

7 Bolders { 08.21.12 at 3:10 pm }

I dont think the show is scripted as in they provide a script but it is, shall we say, choreographed as in story boards with the words used completely those of the “characters” – so no scripwriters as such (who would put their hand up as the author of that shite anyway) but a direction such as “Okay, you guys will be walking on the beach and talking about your plastic surgery.” So it’s not reality but it allows the shlock peddlers to say that it is “unscripted” as the producers did when this farce first aired.

That’s why you end up with contrived scenes and inane conversations.

Sometime ago I described the first show as diabolical.
I think I was too soft in that assessment.

8 brain dead dave { 08.21.12 at 4:26 pm }

“If this were played upon a stage now,
I could condemn it as an improbable fiction”~ Twelfth Night.

Never seen an entire episode of $einfeld, it never worked for me but Ive seen three or four eps of The $hire. This sort of stuff was called an “insubstantial pageant” in Shakespeare’s time.

9 Jez { 08.21.12 at 9:23 pm }

Ugh, How is this show still on air?!

10 Lily { 08.21.12 at 11:41 pm }

So scripted. Went to high school, same classes and everything with Stacey and everyone including his family knows about his sexuality. He was VERY open about it. And he lives about 3 hours away from the shire. So fake.

11 Kat Dev { 08.22.12 at 7:04 am }

Needs more cowbell.

12 A.P { 08.22.12 at 8:22 am }

How come this dumb show is still on air when EDN was axed after a week?
They seem to persevere with some shows such as this, The Renovators and Excess Baggage and then quickly axe others, doesn’t make sense as The Shire is really bad and should be put out of its misery.