how embarrassing that this is the only NZ drama currently on TV
The concept automatically rules out any straight man from being overly interested in watching it. I did give it a go and it's just really flat.
NZ had a good period with Outrageous Fortune, TAJ, this is not my life, even the Blue Rose had it's moments. But if this is the sort of show they are going to keep making, I won't be watching any more local dramas.
Fortunately, Westside was surprisingly good and will have a second season next year.