$905 000 taxpayer dollars can morph current affairs into gladiatorial television entertainment and TV3s new debate show proves that.
Garner is at his best when he is fighting for the underdog, Espiner is at his best when he’s pimping for corporate interests and the debate on taxing fatty and sugary food was the sort of TV that would feature just before Schwarzenegger’s Running Man and just after Bum Fights.
It’s interesting that the live audience turned against the argument to tax Big Sugar yet the wider online margin went towards taxing Big Sugar.
The shouty shouting makes for the passion that TV so often lacks and keeps the pace moving.
It’s a solid debate show that we used to get on University Campuses before Students Associations became the faded dull lifeless grey they are today.
Well worth a monthly viewing.