Windfall (2006)

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Twenty friends share in a multimillion-dollar lottery jackpot, only to experience the problems of instant wealth.

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Series cast summary:
 Sean Mathers / ... (13 episodes, 2006)
 Damien Cutler (13 episodes, 2006)
 Cameron Walsh (13 episodes, 2006)
 Frankie Towsend / ... (13 episodes, 2006)
 Nina Schaefer (13 episodes, 2006)
 Peter Schaefer (13 episodes, 2006)
 Beth Walsh (13 episodes, 2006)
 Violet Schaefer / ... (13 episodes, 2006)
 Jeremy (12 episodes, 2006)
 Galina Kokorev (12 episodes, 2006)
 Maggie / ... (11 episodes, 2006)
 Sunny van Hattem (11 episodes, 2006)
 Tally Reida (11 episodes, 2006)
 Dave Park (8 episodes, 2006)
Sarah Rose Glassman ...
 Daisy Schaefer / ... (8 episodes, 2006)
 Addie Townsend (6 episodes, 2006)


Twenty suburban neighbors who played tho lottery together for years suddenly win a fortune working out at $19,000,000 each. Yet is also brings huge problems for many. Sean is a fugitive after an accident, so he offers lawyer Zoe half to cash his share, but she and his past shower misery over him time and again. Peter convinces a few others to take charge of the town's nearly bankrupt bicycle factory. Peter's wife Nina betrays him for partner Cameron, whose marriage to Beth also shatters over her child-wish. Minor Damien leaves home spending big, but ends up married to illegal Russian gold-digger Galina, who attracts all kinds of trouble. One share is disputed as Sunny claims it instead of a regular player. Written by KGF Vissers

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Luke Perry wins the lottery
20 March 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Remember Luke Perry? Oh come on, course you do. He was in teen drama Beverly Hills 90210 playing a high school kid even thought it was patently obvious that the man was so far into his 30s he was old enough to be some of the students' father. There you go, you can picture him now, well he's back.

In fact he's the main draw in this drama that follows 20 lottery winners after they all become notably rich. With US$20million each they head off spending but for each of the characters the win comes with unexpected problems from marital and ethical to legal and criminal. While indulging in the fantasy of instant wealth (there are lots of shopping scenes) it also fulfils the human desire to see rich people have problems too. Lightweight and easygoing it's more soap than heavy primetime material but a nice distraction nevertheless.

For Luke Perry, being given another shot at the prime time must have actually been like winning the lottery. But Windfall was cancelled in the first season, although there are 13 episodes to watch which is more than many are permitted these days. Many in America didn't get the chance to see how it all ended as some NBC affiliates screened pre-season football instead of the final episode. Well worth a look but if all this talk of Luke Perry has done is awaken a buzz of 1990s nostalgia then please note that the Beverly Hills 90210 DVD set was released to buy last November. You're excited now aren't you?

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