The best piece of localised sci-fi since former Prime Minister of New Zealand/Aotearoa Sir Julius Vogel, wrote 'Anno Domini 2000'. An 1889 futuristic utopian novel that portrays women holding the primary positions of power in the far off future of the years post 2000.
Disappointingly it looses some originality, with many obvious parallels to the short lived 'Gardening Ban', which featured exclusively on reddit in 2016.
The continued presence of one of the show's key characters, national heartthrob and poster boy Dr Ashley Bloomfield, continues to draw attention from both men and women across both islands. I love the introduction of offscreen villain Judith (crusher) Collins, and the chemistry between her and main star Jacinda Ardern is palpable. These two having played similar, albeit more glamorous, parts in 'Metro Interview' released in 2015.
Fascinated to know if this runs all the way to election 2020, or if things will resolve before then. I know I'll be staying at home on the couch 'in my bubble' as they like to say, until the finale.
I wanted to go full 10/10, but had to minus one point for not being quite as good as that late 90's and early 2000's show ER. That was a really great show.
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