Wednesday, March 05, 2008

My Underbelly

There is a new TV show on Australian TV called Underbelly. It is based on the true stories of a gang war that happened on the streets of Melbourne between 1995 and 2004. The TV show is a bit more dramatic than what it was in real life but it is still pretty crazy. I didn't really get into the first episode but now I'm really enjoying it.

The series follows a few different families who were involved in the drug trade in Melbourne and it shows how they betrayed and were betrayed. In the end the only reason the war ended was because they killed and were killed. Most of the major drug dealers at the time were wiped out by the war. The crazy thing was that most of the killings were done in broad daylight in public places. They had so much control and people were so scared of them that no one testified and most of the cops were in there pockets anyway so up until the very end none of the killers were charged. The way the just shot one another in parks or on the streets is just so hard to believe.

There was huge controversy over weather the series should be shown because one of the trials is still happening now but it was shown everywhere but Melbourne as to not sway the jury. It so hard to believe it all happened out in the open but I guess these sort of things cannot be stopped when you are dealing with people who are that daring and careless.

Today was a long day. It was 37 degrees and no matter what I did I was in the sun. I worked by myself and took it easy but it was hot. We laid about 80 square meters of paver's yesterday so today I did all the cuts around the edges and straightened them all up so they can be grouted tomorrow. It was a pretty slow day but I got through it.

4 comments:

zzoffie said...

thanks for your comment, that's exactly what i think. but up to this point material things haven't really brought me happiness, just more heartache when i break/lose them :] and anyways, they aren't the things that really matter.

sounds like a cool show you wrote about, it's crazy to see things on tv that actually happened. i'm sure you've heard of charlie manson, etc. this iss maybe like that but way bigger!

Elaine said...

I think I would have nightmares watching that show . It is strange how we can distance ourselves from these things even when they are happening on the doorstep, maybe self preservation as in 'if I don't acknowledge it then it aint happening'

Suzie said...

new post please......

Spud said...

A new post just for you sooz, hehe. Hope you all enjoy.