Kingswood Country (1980–1984)
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Kingswood Country is without a doubt my favourite Aussie Sit-Com of all time.!The cast of the show were great & the writing superb & typically Australian. Who could forget Neville the concrete garden Aboriginal ? or Gay Akubra & Repco Lad the laziest greyhounds in the world. Yes, Ted's behaviour in the early 80's is not too PC these days(nor is Eddie Booth's or Alf Garnet's) The supporting cast were great too ! Bobby Bullpitt (Ted's brother)Sister Maria (from St Josephs) Merle (Ted's sister in law. Without a doubt the funniest show I've seen.
The show revolves around Ted Bullpitt. He is the epitome of unlikeable characters. He's racist, angry, stupid, politically incorrect and passionate about his car. The show involves Ted getting victimized (by himself, his Italian Son-in-law or something else - take your pick) and his family either being the voice of reason or watching from the sidelines.
The plot that I said above should tell you why I like this show. Ted is probably one of the most unlikeable characters written for TV (at least deliberately). So seeing him being the constant victim, to see him get angry at something is just golden to see. So if you want to see a character that features the traits described above getting victimized then this is certainly a show for you to watch.
The acting is great for a show of it's kind. All of them are surprisingly convincing in their roles. The stand out is Ross Higgins as Ted. He was just born to play a character like this. Everyone else however is average.
If there is anything that gets tiring, it's the usual stuff that 80's sitcoms fall under. Some of the ongoing gags are tiresome. Most of them are repeated over and over and they're not that funny.
So if you can watch an Australian humoured sitcom with ongoing gags which features an unlikeable character being victimized, then this is certainly for you. If you don't want to see something like that then that's fine too. I can see why people might not like this show but I still enjoy it.