A recently widowed father, quits his job as a popular 800 word columnist for a top selling Sydney newspaper. Over the internet he buys a house on an impulse in a remote New Zealand seaside ... See full summary »
Benson Jack Anthony
From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in ... See full summary »
Reading other reviews for this series confirmed in my mind that one would either hate it or love it. I expect that women would like it and men would generally hate it. (Perhaps I'm bisexual in giving it 5). The cast is as good as could be expected in an Australian drama. The failure comes from the plot and the script. The story went nowhere. It is a typical soap. The comparison with the never-ending series "Days of Our Lives" is apt. Added to this is the stultifying political correctness that hangs over the series. Children have baths in clothes!! We have the token Asian woman. All the main men are Sensitive New-Age Guys whose characters must have been defined by the women who produced the show. The men are one-dimensional. Only some of the female characters have any depth and then not much. One outstanding feature of the series is the standard of the acting by the children. The twins, Carmody and Luce's daughter are stars, believable and natural. The show's scenario could have produced some excellent episodes but the promise was never realised.
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