Outrageous Fortune (2005– )

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When career criminal Wolfgang West gets put away for four years, his wife Cheryl decides it's time for her family to go straight. But can the Wests change the habits of a lifetime?

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 Cheryl West (107 episodes, 2005-2010)
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 Jethro West / ... (107 episodes, 2005-2010)
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 Pascalle West (107 episodes, 2005-2010)
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 Loretta West (107 episodes, 2005-2010)
Frank Whitten ...
 'Grandpa' Ted West / ... (107 episodes, 2005-2010)
Kirk Torrance ...
 Judd / ... (100 episodes, 2005-2010)
Tammy Davis ...
 Munter (100 episodes, 2005-2010)
Nicole Whippy ...
 Kasey Mason / ... (85 episodes, 2005-2010)
David Fane ...
 Falani (58 episodes, 2005-2010)
Shane Cortese ...
 Hayden Peters (55 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Wolfgang West (54 episodes, 2005-2009)
Roz Turnbull ...
 Rochelle / ... (52 episodes, 2005-2010)
Stella King ...
 Jane West (51 episodes, 2008-2010)
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When career criminal Wolfgang West gets put away for four years, his wife Cheryl decides it's time for her family to go straight. But can the Wests change the habits of a lifetime?

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Police vehicles used within the show are outdated versions of current NZ Police vehicles. The EL Ford Falcon was used by the NZ Police from 1998-2001 and phased out by early 2002. See more »

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In several of the first two series of 'OF', studio space can be seen above where the house ceiling should be. Mosty wide up-facing shots, but also in some scenes where the camera pans fast. 'OE' is filmed on a sound stage, not in the actual house shown as the exterior. See more »

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Munter: It must be hard. Trying to remember the truth when it's not actually the truth. It'd be easier if you could just lie, eh?
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Remade as Good Behavior (2008) See more »

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How can you NOT love this show?
1 March 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It's hard to believe there are people out there who don't appreciate this avant garde show. I doubt they got past a few episodes - if they had they would know that it is just about the best series I have seen in a LONG time. Maybe it's the accent, the copious amount of sex and profanity that puts people off - I don't know. I do know I avoided it for a while myself as the previews and clips absolutely do not do it any justice, but I recently borrowed the series from a friend after much nagging, and have been watching it almost 24/7 since.

Highlights for me are: The character development is sensational. Anthony Starr's acting is beyond reproach, and Robyn Malcolm, Antonia Prebble and Frank Whitten are almost as excellent. The other thing that amazes me is how you can be crying real tears one moment then laughing to the point of crying moments later.

The whole show is just a roller-coaster of entertainment. Plot lines are on the whole plausible and engaging. Sometimes you have to suspend belief, of course, with some of the characters like Falani and Sparky being even more over the top than the others, but they absolutely add to the show.

There's no real way to describe this show because it IS unique. About the only similar show we have in Australia is Packed to the Rafters, which I enjoy, but it's really not a patch on OF. I can't think of a single US show that comes remotely close - but then anyone who has read any of my reviews would know that I am no fan of US television on the whole. Trying to think of a UK series that compares, but can't off the top of my head - I have a feeling some of the ones on my "to watch" list will be great, though.

Just do yourself a favour and get this series even if you have to beg for borrow or steal it!


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