Neighbours often explores current events in its episodes. The most recent example is Josh’s drunken behaviour, namely his unthinking king hit attack on Chris Pappas. I think it’s an interesting way the show engages the context in which it is written.
Do you like when your favourite TV dramas or soaps incorporate current events into their episodes or do you find it thwarts your suspension of belief?
No! Am fed-up to the nth degree with my fave shows having a middle-East/Afghanistan scenario!
It's comparable when there was always a 'russian' scenario!
Both were/are being done to death, excuse pun, & if I read in TV guide it's got the former in the 'plot' I won't watch it!