Thursday 21 September 2017

Darragh McManus: 'Garthgate - if this was a TV show, it would have jumped the shark a long time ago'

Darragh McManus

Darragh McManus

Around five seconds after hearing the latest twist in the Garth Brooks saga, a strange thing happened. I felt something I would have thought impossible: boredom.

We all love these daft controversies that go on and on and on, like one of those interminable country songs with 75 verses about a farmer struggling with the defection of his wife and the imminent expiration of his combine-harvester. They’re dumb, distracting and great fun during these dog-days of summer.

But Garthgate has surely outstayed its welcome by now. If it were a TV show, we’d be saying it had jumped the shark and was beyond resuscitation.

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