TV3′s 3rd Degree “weird sexual experience” – viewers

The Civilian reports

via The Civilian

via The Civilian

A MediaWorks focus group put together last Wednesday to gauge reaction to TV3’s new current affairs programme, 3rd Degree, reported that viewers felt that they’d just had a sexual experience they didn’t quite understand.

Those who watched the programme as part of the hour-long focus group pointed to the disturbing, even aggressive levels of sexual tension between hosts Duncan Garner and Guyon Espiner as the primary reason for their discomfort. “It was just the way they stared at one another with that intense gaze as they awkwardly traded lines” said Michael Grange, a 42 year old participant in the focus group, who described Garner and Espiner as “sexually frustrated.” “You really got the sense they were having trouble keeping their hands off one another” he said.

The pilot of the current affairs show comes after an intense two week advertising campaign featuring Guyon Espiner and Duncan Garner having excessively passionate conversations about news and “digging deeper.” In one advertisement, a visibly upset Garner confides in Espiner that he finds “nothing more frustrating” than “seeing the real story get missed.”

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