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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
27 August 2001 (Australia) See more »
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Tagline:
The program which tells you exactly how to live your life!
Plot:
Spoof lifestyle program taking a satirical, sometimes dark look at Australian society.
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I Love You Too: all you need is rom-com
 (From Encore Magazine. 3 May 2010, 6:19 PM, PDT)

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Cast

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Rachael Coopes ... Sigourney (30 episodes, 2001-2003)
Simon Van Der Stap ... Dr. Rudi (21 episodes, 2001-2003)
Alison Barnes ... Penne (20 episodes, 2002-2003)

Brendan Cowell ... Todd (20 episodes, 2001-2002)
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Series Directed by
David McDonald (30 episodes, 2001-2003)

John Eastway (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
John Eastway (29 episodes, 2001-2003)
David McDonald (29 episodes, 2001-2003)
Rachel Spratt (27 episodes, 2001-2003)
Neil Young (16 episodes, 2001-2003)
Andrew Crabbe (15 episodes, 2001-2003)
Jonathan Speer (15 episodes, 2001-2003)
Kevin Brumpton (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Angus Fitzsimons (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Anh Do (12 episodes, 2001-2003)
Nick Rheinberger (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
Angus Macdonald (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
Leon Said (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Brendan Cowell (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Leon Ford (4 episodes, 2003)
Jeremy Adair (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Richard Thorp (3 episodes, 2001)
Sebastian Goldspink (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
Rachael Coopes (3 episodes, 2003)
Ben Cunningham (3 episodes, 2003)
Matthew Hawkins (2 episodes, 2001)
Catherine Rothery (2 episodes, 2001)
Russell Beattie (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Cath Moore (2 episodes, 2002)

Series Produced by
John Eastway .... executive producer (30 episodes, 2001-2003)
David McDonald .... producer (30 episodes, 2001-2003)
Karen Dess .... associate producer (10 episodes, 2002)
Ben Cunningham .... associate producer (10 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Cinematography by
Tim Bradley (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Matthew James (30 episodes, 2001-2003)
Thabo Nell (4 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Casting by
Peta Einberg (29 episodes, 2001-2003)
 
Series Art Direction by
Angus MacDonald (20 episodes, 2002-2003)
Gerard Brown (19 episodes, 2001-2002)
Sophie Nash (10 episodes, 2003)
Stephen Geary (9 episodes, 2001)
Jim O'Brien (3 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Makeup Department
Laura Venner .... makeup artist (20 episodes, 2001-2002)
Lara Jade Birch .... makeup/hair (10 episodes, 2003)
Louise Monnington .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 2001)
Denby Sheather .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Production Management
Alexandra Taussig .... production manager (10 episodes, 2002)
Fiona Hutchison .... production manager (10 episodes, 2003)
Kate Manning .... production manager (9 episodes, 2001)

Anna Truman .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Jamie Cahill .... sound (15 episodes, 2002-2003)
George Davis .... sound / sound recordist (10 episodes, 2002)
Daren Clark .... sound (9 episodes, 2001)
Morgan Davies .... sound / sound recordist (8 episodes, 2001-2002)
Dino Krkbesevic .... sound / sound recordist (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Alan Bennett .... sound (6 episodes, 2001)
Eddy Gill .... sound (6 episodes, 2002)
Warwick Ford .... sound / sound recordist (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Kristi Smith .... sound (5 episodes, 2001)
Phil Cole .... sound / sound recordist (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Russell O'Brien .... sound (4 episodes, 2002)
Eric Putrie .... sound (3 episodes, 2002)
Richard Strangelove .... sound (3 episodes, 2002)
Lionel Tegret .... sound (3 episodes, 2002)
Spiros Mavrengelos .... sound / sound recordist (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Spiros Mavrangleos .... sound (2 episodes, 2001)
Jamie Cahill .... sound (2 episodes, 2002)
David Pellow .... sound (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Tony Melov .... titles & graphics (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Heap .... camera operator (10 episodes, 2001-2002)
David Hawkins .... assistant camera (10 episodes, 2001)
Jamie Kidston .... assistant camera (10 episodes, 2001)
Jerzy Starzynski .... camera operator (10 episodes, 2001)
Roman Baska .... camera operator (10 episodes, 2002)
Rob Meyer .... camera operator (10 episodes, 2003)
Ashley Scott .... camera operator / lighting camera (9 episodes, 2001-2003)
Grant Jordan .... camera operator (9 episodes, 2001)
Mick O'Brien .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2001)
Ron Croft .... camera operator (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
Peter Clarke .... camera operator (4 episodes, 2001)
Tim Bradley .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Casting Department
Amanda Knight .... casting assistant (20 episodes, 2002-2003)
Peta Einberg .... casting (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Venner .... wardrobe (20 episodes, 2001-2002)
Lara Jade Birch .... wardrobe (10 episodes, 2003)
Sophie Nash .... wardrobe (10 episodes, 2003)
Louise Monnington .... wardrobe (4 episodes, 2001)
Denby Sheather .... wardrobe (4 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Editorial Department
Duncan Wood .... assistant editor (5 episodes, 2001)

Deen Dioria .... assistant editor (unknown episodes, 2002)
 
Series Music Department
Paul Anthony Smith .... composer: theme and incidental music / composer: theme music (30 episodes, 2001-2003)
Glenn Heaton .... incidental music (10 episodes, 2003)
Geoff McGarvey .... incidental music (10 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Other crew
Jeremy Adair .... segment director (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
Maree-Louise Evans .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2003)
Deen Dioria .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2002)
Claire Absolum .... location manager (7 episodes, 2002)
Zan Davies .... location manager (5 episodes, 2001)
Sarah Lunney .... production secretary (5 episodes, 2001)
Jasmin Hildebrand .... location manager (4 episodes, 2001)
Claire Absolom .... location manager (2 episodes, 2002)
Nancy Dentice .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2002)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
30 min (10 episodes) | Australia:30 min (20 episodes)
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Australia:M (some episodes) | Australia:MA (some episodes)

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Wonderfully dark satire, 30 June 2003
Author: David_Niemann from Melbourne, Australia

If you hate all those lifestyle shows on television, then this is for you.

But make sure you can handle some pretty dark satire. If you're idea of sick comedy is "Some Mother's Do 'Ave 'Em", then you'd better stay away. Everything is fair game, from suicide bombers, to people starting bushfires, to people sniffing paint. And if you want any more examples just watch Dr. Rudi looking at the car in the opening titles!!

One of the funniest pieces was about euthanasia, and getting around the fact that it is illegal in Australia. Just dress-up you're loved one in an animal costume and have a vet put them to sleep!

The character of Todd really captures that home handy man seen on so many lifestyle shows. Whenever I'm channel surfing and come across one of those lifestyle shows with a handy man I have to laugh. The actor that plays Todd is spot on in his depiction.

I hope this show gets screened in other parts of the world, as I think people with a weird sense of humour would find it very funny.

This is a hilarious satire of lifestyle shows and is highly recommend. But be warned, it is very dark sometimes.

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