Wonderfalls (2004)

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 Jaye Tyler (14 episodes, 2004)
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 Sharon Tyler (14 episodes, 2004)
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 Eric Gotts (14 episodes, 2004)
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 Darrin Tyler (14 episodes, 2004)
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 Karen Tyler (14 episodes, 2004)
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 Aaron Tyler (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Mahandra McGinty (13 episodes, 2004)
Jeffrey R. Smith ...
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 Alec (8 episodes, 2004)
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 Muse (7 episodes, 2004)
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Jaye Tyler is a loner living in Niagara Falls who, after graduating college, has fallen into a care-free comfortable rut living in a trailer park and working as a retail clerk in the Falls souvenir shop of Wonderfalls - that is until the souvenirs, and anything in the world with an anamorphic face, starts talking to her, insisting she do things in cryptic single sentence messages or there will be dire consequences (or at least lack of sleep). When followed, the resulting ping-pong effect appears to be the work of a divine plan, but soon Jaye becomes smitten with a local bartender and the figurines are telling her to do things that go against every fiber of her being. A reluctant savior, Jaye's hand is forced into the lives of others and befuddles her family in a fight that may not just cost her comfortable life and a budding romance - but her sanity. Written by www.liquidcelluloid.blog.com

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[after telling a story about Indians to a little boy]
Loitering Boy: So what happened to the chief?
Jaye: He died.
Loitering Boy: Why didn't the princess die?
Jaye: Because she was hot. Are you going to buy the tape or not?
Loitering Boy: No.
Jaye: Then get out. No loitering.
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I Wonder Why The Wonder Falls
Played by Andy Partridge
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Wonderful!
2 November 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Fresh, intelligent, insightful and hysterically funny, Wonderfalls is a show you'll come back to time and again.

The series has oft been criticised as a cheap Joan of Arcadia carbon copy, but Wonderfalls is by far the superior of the two.

Whereas JoA has a painful tendency of falling into a soppy family drama -- tears and revelations and tight embraces and fluffy bunnies -- Wonderfalls is constantly slick and on top of it. It, too, has its share of emotional moments, but never dwells on the soap; rather, biting back with its trademark humour.

To give an example -- Jaye and Eric share a lovely moment standing at the top of the falls, where Jaye has the chance to scatter a deceased character's ashes (very cutely, in a souvenir barrel). It's a sweet moment, and as the barrel plummets into the foam, Jaye turns -- to find herself face-to-face with a cop, who promptly fines her $250 for littering.

Caroline Dhavernas is perfect for the starring role of Jaye Tyler, an underachiever whose expectation-free reputation belies her true intelligence. Jaye doesn't like people in general, revels in the role of the bitch, when suddenly she's forced to do good by the nagging of toy animals. In following these cryptic messages and helping others, Jaye herself begins to develop a warmer sense of compassion and a sharper understanding of those around her, while still retaining her delightfully badass attitude.

Dhavernas steals our hearts in a way Joan of Arcadia's Amber Tamblyn has never been able to manage.

It is sad that Wonderfalls -- by far the better of the two shows in every aspect -- was the one to get the axe, but at least we can console ourselves with the promised DVD release later this year/early 2005.


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