Not surprised, but gutted nonetheless. TAJ was a quirky, smart, sassy show that embraced its Kiwiness, and at the same time was over the top, heart breaking, and screamingly funny.
I began watching for Dean, of course, and he was a constant delight, even while his character, Anders, was a dick. A damaged, vulnerable, selfish, manipulative little shit. Not nice. But I adored him and still do.
But TAJ was peopled by some of the best and most talented Kiwi actors ever. Each brought something special to the sometimes strange mixture. I follow those that do have Twitter accounts and have been rewarded with wit, sass, kindess, and good humor.
I was even privileged to attended a brilliant production of Chicago in Auckland, starring Shane Cortese, who played Colin Gunderson/Loki and TAJ. I met him after the performance, and he was a genuine gentleman, kind, thoughtful, and a joy to meet.
TAJ may be gone from our screens, but not from our hearts. There, it will live on as a special little gem of a show gone too soon, but loved for always.
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