- Publish Date
- Monday, 24 May 2021, 3:07PM
It has been one of the biggest television productions in Aotearoa over the past 12 months, and tonight (Monday 24 May) the final episode of VEGAS screens on TVNZ2.
Ahead of the final, Paul caught up with one of the stars of the show, and proud Rotorua local Cian Elyse White.
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RELATED: Paul's comment, Rotorua Weekender, Friday 7 May 2021
I really hope that I am in the majority when I say that I am loving the new kiwi television show Vegas. The show has created plenty of talk, and with that a lot of backlash. But hopefully it is a case of a small number of moaners making a lot of noise.
I can understand how some of the scenes and storylines can be a bit confronting, but there is so much more to the storytelling through the whole series than just gangs and drugs. But people need to be open to it, and not be too precious or reactive.
I reckon everybody involved deserves to be extremely proud of what they have done. Cian Elyse White and Eds Eramīha are fantastic in the lead roles, and along with soaking up all the different levels of story, I am enjoying playing spot the local location.
I did read the novel (Inside The Black Horse) prior to the show starting and yes there are some differences. Enough to keep me on the edge of my seat and looking forward to the final two episodes.
So no; it’s not everybody’s cup of tea. But I would much rather be watching Vegas, than celebrities singing badly behind a mask or wannabe popstars trying for their 15 minutes of fame.