Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Compulsory entertainment

Governor George Grey was NZ's first real leader. With intelligence and the authority to back it up, Grey did what Hobson, Buzz Bar Busby and the FitzRoy bunny couldn't; unite the country under peace. His leadership was not without controversies, but his heart was in the right place.

So it's great to have NZ On Screen wrangle the rights to show The Governor (Part One anyways). More illuminating than Piha Rescue, more bloodshed than Dancing with the Stars, and more realistic than Wheel of Fortune, the episode includes a young George Henare playing Hone Heke.

They don't make 'em like that any more. Good onya, NZ On Screen! Hat Tip Russell Brown.