People living south of the Murray River are wondering why there was a big vote last weekend on popular Australian television series Wentworth. As people living north of the same river continue to discuss the fallout of the vote, residents to the south — and the politically ignorant — are wondering why a vote was conducted on a non-reality television show.

Speaking exclusively to The Watsonia Bugle, local resident Camilla Samuels said, “I’m not really sure what’s happening to be honest. Surely you can’t vote people out of prison on a fictional TV series? So, what’s all this news about some by-election? I don’t get it.”

Meanwhile, local political analyst Trevor Davies said, “The political ambivalence of Australian residents never ceases to amaze me. But this Wentworth situation has really rocked me. I hold genuine fears for the democratic future of our nation.”