I haven't heard the Slate gabfest.
Those characters (the ones who seems cartoonish) are the types who come to beauty spots of the world to live freely. Their progeny carry on there, and generations of odd folk populate those areas and make a living in any way that works. (Santa Fe is a US example, plus several more.) So, I'm hanging in to see how those characters develop. Like oad, I trust Campion.
I enjoyed the first two eps. Thanks Verite for the ep update.
The only part I laughed at for ridiculousness was the fly-over of the pine forest, looking for a child. HaHa, that's never going to work. The crew looking in the riverbed? That could have been flown over with a helicopter. Silly writing, but it did show off the gorgeous scenery of the South Lakes.
I hope more of Queenstown is shown in future eps. It's such a lovely little town.