A modern day fairytale about five Auckland teenagers growing up in the big bad city, bro'Town chronicles the schoolboy misadventures of Vale, Valea, Sione, Mack and Jeff da Maori in a proudly suburban, non PC satire.
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 Jeff da Maori / ... (28 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Vale Pepelo / ... (28 episodes, 2004-2009)
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 Valea Pepelo / ... (28 episodes, 2004-2009)
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A modern day fairytale about five Auckland teenagers growing up in the big bad city, bro'Town chronicles the schoolboy misadventures of Vale, Valea, Sione, Mack and Jeff da Maori in a proudly suburban, non PC satire.

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New Zealand's first prime-time animated show. See more »

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Jeff da Maori: [Repeated line] Not even ow.
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An obsessed Aussie's two cents
6 November 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This show tops most of the American and Australian TV output of recent years. The animation is rather uninspired but that's because the animation industry in New Zealand is (according to the Naked Samoans) only just getting off the ground. And indeed, because of this, this show will probably later on be hailed as a landmark in NZ television history. However, the Naked Samoans excel in coming up with clever and meaningful story lines with spiritual significance, as well as writing blisteringly funny one-liners ("Is he gonna live, doctor? I have to give him a hiding for getting run over!"). They have also created extremely lovable characters who, while unashamedly stereotypical (this is actually what make it so easy to relate to anyway), are all given specific episodes in which they feature more than the others (think the flashback episodes in "Lost"), which allows them to be developed in greater detail. These are kids you could find in any school in the world. There's Valea, the leader of the pack who loves nothing more than picking up hot chicks; his twin brother Vale, the quiet and conscientious one who keeps the peace; Sione, the smooth ladies' man who constantly gets stuck in humiliating situations, mostly in front of girls; Jeff da Maori, the Bob Marley-idolizing Maori who was fathered by eight different men; and Mack, the chubby and clearly gay one the gang use to get out of trouble. It's very easy to argue that with the central group of boys it tips its hat to South Park, but that show gets laughs from its obscenities. bro'Town gets laughs purely from its wisdom and heart. I actually hope it doesn't air in the US, because if it does the Americans will buy the rights to it, receive artistic control over it, and in doing so, Americanise it, and commercialise it. I love it just the way it is. And anytime you've got Helen Clark and Russell Crowe on your side, you know you've got something special. And lastly, how many animated shows from ANY era or country can you think of which had some sort of spiritual moral interwoven into each episode?

MORNINGSIDE 4 LIFE INDEED, BRO!!!!!!


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