SeaChange (1998–2000)

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When a corporate lawyer's professional and personal lives crumble she leaves the city with her children to live in a small seaside town and becomes a local judge.

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Series cast summary:
Jill Forster ...
 Meredith Monahan (39 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Bob Jelly (39 episodes, 1998-2000)
Kevin Harrington ...
 Kevin Findlay (39 episodes, 1998-2000)
Cassandra Magrath ...
 Miranda Gibson (39 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Laura Gibson (39 episodes, 1998-2000)
Kane McNay ...
 Rupert Gibson (39 episodes, 1998-2000)
 Heather Jelly (38 episodes, 1998-2000)
Kate Atkinson ...
 Karen Miller (38 episodes, 1998-2000)
Tom Long ...
 Angus Kabiri (38 episodes, 1998-2000)
Christopher Lyons ...
 Trevor Findlay (38 episodes, 1998-2000)
Bruce Alexander ...
 Sergeant Grey / ... (36 episodes, 1998-2000)
Alan Cassell ...
 Harold Fitzwalter (35 episodes, 1998-2000)
Georgina Naidu ...
 Phrani Gupta (31 episodes, 1998-2000)
Bryony Price ...
 Jules Jelly (29 episodes, 1998-2000)
Cameron Nugent ...
 Craig Jelly (28 episodes, 1998-2000)
William McInnes ...
 Max Connors (24 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Griff (23 episodes, 1998-2000)
Alice Garner ...
 Carmen Blake / ... (20 episodes, 1998-2000)
Patrick Dickson ...
 Jack Gibson (18 episodes, 1999-2000)


When a corporate lawyer's professional and personal lives crumble she leaves the city with her children to live in a small seaside town and becomes a local judge. Written by Anonymous

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escape | beach | courtroom | sergeant | law


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8 May 1998 (Australia)  »

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(39 episodes)


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1.33 : 1
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SeaChange End Song
(Richard Pleasance (as R. Pleasance))
Gotham Music/PolyGram Music
Performed by Wendy Morrison and Richard Pleasance
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The best Australian TV show ever!!!
6 February 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

SeaChange is a rare and wonderful show that takes the viewer into the fictional, yet oddly familiar, town of Pearl Bay, where once you are there you never want to leave. The characters in the show are very real and are not unlike people you would meet in your everyday life. This is due to the fantastic casting of each of the characters, especially the leads, (Sigrid Thornton, David Wenham and William McInnes). With each new problem, and it always is a problem with Laura, Thornton plays the part wonderfully with alternating waves of pure joy and crippling sadness. McInnes also does a fabulous job as Max. Although I doubted whether McInnes and the character of Max would be anywhere near as good as Diver Dan, I am happy to say however, that my doubts were not at all an issue. He was fantastic! McInnes was a delight to watch whilst acting Max's character with his skeptic, hard exterior to his very soft and caring interior. Diver Dan however, played by Wenham, was a perfect character who was terribly hard not to fall in love with. From his great humour to raw emotional scenes Wenham is extremely compelling as the laid-back Diver Dan.

The brilliance of SeaChange however is owed to the excellent and flawless writing, principally by Andrew Knight and Deb Cox. With memorable lines in every episode to the exciting and hilarious structure of each episode, SeaChange makes for incredibly enjoyable viewing. The Kevin and Trevor scenes are often so ridiculous they are funny. This is especially the case in the Season 3 episode with Kevin's anecdote about his fear of ping-pong balls. It sent me into fits of uncontrollable laughter. The magic of the writing in SeaChange is also evident in many episodes when the character story relates to the court case Laura is currently judging.

SeaChange has a mysterious quality that makes the viewer feel as if they are part of the abstract town and that also it matters to them what is going on with Laura's relationships with Dan and Max.

The best TV-show ever made in Australia and it is highly likely nothing will ever rival this absolute golden series.

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