February 4, 2023

As the world reacts to Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary series, high-profile Australians are sharing their thoughts on the first three episodes.

The show has so far explored the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s love story, their feud with the British press, and their road to Megxit in 2020.

Future episodes are expected to include harmful smears about the Royal Family, whom the Sussexes have already publicly accused of racism.

Despite the hype surrounding the series – for which Netflix is believed to have paid $100million – Aussie journalists have dismissed it as ‘boring’ and ‘dull’ so far.

As the world reacts to Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary series, high-profile Australians are sharing their thoughts on the first three episodes 

Leading TV pundit Robert McKnight didn’t mince words when criticising the show, tweeting: ‘BORING! I’m 30 mins in and learnt nothing.’ 

Latika Bourke of The Sydney Morning Herald called it dull, dull, dull’. Channel Seven and 3AW entertainment reporter Peter Ford said it ‘goes around in circles’.

Acid-tongued gossip columnist Andrew Hornery said he was ‘bored’ by the first episode and stopped watching after 15 minutes, adding that he was baffled by the press coverage the series had generated.

Despite the hype surrounding the series, for which Netflix is said to have paid the Sussexes (pictured) $100million, Aussie journalists have dismissed it as ‘boring’ and ‘dull’ so far 

‘Bored stiff. Last 15 minutes. How screwed up is our society that this becomes THE biggest story? Ukraine, Iran, Qatar, China, Trump, climate… even poor Celine [Dion] are more deserving topics, surely?’ he wrote.

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Broadcaster Meshel Laurie noted the irony of Meghan and Harry complaining about press intrusion while selling details of their private lives to the highest bidder.

‘If Meg wanted privacy, she should’ve stayed on Suits because I’d never heard of her or it before,’ she wrote on Instagram.

However, Harry & Meghan did have some fans Down Under, with former MAFS star Jules Robinson telling her 745,000 Instagram followers she was ‘loving it’.

Broadcaster Meshel Laurie noted the irony of Meghan and Harry complaining about press intrusion while selling details of their private lives to the highest bidder

‘If Meg wanted privacy, she should’ve stayed on Suits because I’d never heard of her or it before,’ Meshel wrote on Instagram

Netflix describes the series as ‘an unprecedented six-part documentary that explores the span of their relationship, from the early days of the couple’s courtship to the challenges that prompted them to step back from the Royal Family.’

It comes after radio host Ben Fordham unleashed a scathing attack on the Netflix docuseries, saying its trailers are ‘full of editing tricks and misleading scenes’. 

It says the series includes interviews with family and friends ‘who’ve never spoken publicly about the couple’s relationship before’ as well as historians and journalists speaking about the effects of the media on the couple. 

Acid-tongued gossip columnist Andrew Hornery (pictured) said he was ‘bored’ by the first episode and stopped watching after 15 minutes

Leading TV pundit Robert McKnight didn’t mince words when criticising the show, tweeting: ‘BORING! I’m 30 mins in and learnt nothing’

Latika Bourke of The Sydney Morning Herald called it dull, dull, dull’

Channel Seven and 3AW entertainment reporter Peter Ford said it ‘goes around in circles’

Home and Away star Lynne McGranger suggested Aussies watch the ‘cracking’ cricket instead of Harry and Meghan’s Netflix docuseries

‘So we have false claims, photos that have no link to the Royal Family, videos that have no link to Harry and Meghan and images taken out of context,’ he said on his 2GB radio program on Wednesday morning.

Fordham told listeners one scene in the trailer shows footage of paparazzi surrounding a car as Harry is heard complaining about the pain and suffering of women marrying into the Royal Family and dealing with the media ‘feeding frenzy’. 

But the footage did not involve either Harry or Meghan or ‘even a member of the royal family’, according to Fordham.

The first three episodes of Harry & Meghan were released on Netflix on Thursday December 8 and the final three will be released on December 15

Harry & Meghan did have some fans Down Under, with former MAFS star Jules Robinson telling her 745,000 Instagram followers she was ‘loving it’