I'm in ChCh and I thought the eq sequences were realistic, albeit too short, but too much focus on bad people. What about the good people helping others? I saw lots if that and did that, I feel it was distorted .
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bfginger: More good would have done for Christchurch if the $5 million spent on had been donated to charity.
I don't think anybody would have felt better for watching it except chardonnay socialists.
It is awaiting your rating
But the stupid stereotype (the city is not rampant with skin heads or drunks on streets) and the picks for cast were way off (did they even visit the suburb they screened and look at the racial heritage of the people who lived there)? The after shocks all the time were not shown nor was the way people pitched in (to demean the Student Army as just after sex meet ups was disgusting).
Fred99: I don't think it's too bad at all.
People are very critical of it because of the stereotypes portrayed.
I do not agree with them - I get around all over Chch and have lived overseas and traveled the world - and the stereotypes are bang-on.
If this makes conservative NZers from all walks of life very uncomfortable - then that's a damned good thing (only it would be a shame if they don't watch it for that reason).
Many people live very sheltered lives these days, in suburbs full of the same type of people, with friends from the same social classes.
They should get around more if they don't believe characters as portrayed exist. They surely do.
The illusion (delusion - as there may have never truly been one) of an egalitarian society in NZ died decades ago.
If there's been one good thing from these quakes - it's been that in some cases barriers have broken down.