Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Shire, yay or nay?

If you haven't been living under a rock over the last 24 hours the chances of you having heard about the new show The Shire on Channel Ten are pretty high.

Did you tune in?

If you were in fact living under a rock recently, here is what you missed:

The Shire: A bunch of youngish adults living in the Sutherland Shire in Sydney NSW being filmed (and badly scripted) during their everyday lives, much like the shows Jersey Shore and Geordie Shore. To top of the intelligent conversations and "dramality" were big fake boobs, fake tans and lots of talks about botox?

Sounds like fun, right???

For me, I am a lover of reality TV shows like KUWTK, Kendra, The Hills etc etc so naturally I was keen to tune in to see what all the fuss was about. It aired last night on Ten and was definitely interesting to say the least.

Twitter went NUTS during the show! There was so much trash talk about the show, and I don't think I read one positive comment. Kind of sad, really.

Some residents of The Shire are angry and embarrassed, and some people are trying to look at the show and its publicity in a positive light in terms of tourism for the area.

I have to admit, not all of the story lines were that bad. I mean, don't get me wrong, the majority of the show was horribly scripted and made most of the cast look so stupid and self-obsessed, but the short little snippets of Gabby talking about her break-up and potential "get-back-together" with her ex Mitch was much like stuff you'd see on The Hills (or Days of Our Lives, I guess?) and weren't over the top in regards to plastic surgery and bad tans.

What did you think of it?

A tonne of people tuned in last night, will you be watching next week? As sad as this will be to admit, I'll probably tune in next week if not just to tweet comments all the way through and see what other outrageous crap they come up with! lol



  1. I like because it make me feel smarter

    1. Lol, I'm with you on that one Rob!

  2. It was pretty bad, I am usually a lover of trash tv (LOVED the Hills!) but this whole show just felt way too contrived. Twitter was pretty hilarious. I will probably watch it again, it was good for entertainment value!

    1. I am a die hard Hills fan too! But yeah this was a little out there! lol Twitter was hilarious!!! We'll see how next week goes!

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    1. Thank you Marionachic!! Glad you like it!
      Ellie x

  4. Haha, welll, I haven't been living under a rock but in Spain (which is pretty much the same concerning tv). Anyway this is the second post I read about The Shire, so I guess I'll be watching some youtube videos this morning... xx

    1. Martina, living in Spain would be amazing! Definitely not living under a rock! lol But, for humour sake yes, check out some youtube clips and see what you think! Definitely a first in Aussie tv!!!
      Ellie xo

  5. Lol I thought the first episode was terrible and couldn't bring myself to watch it again!



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