Myra (Eddie Ritchard) and Robert (Adam J. Yeend) are engaged to be married; although they're both living a lie. During their time apart they're each hiding a secret. Putting themselves and ... See full summary »
Myra (Eddie Ritchard) and Robert (Adam J. Yeend) are engaged to be married; although they're both living a lie. During their time apart they're each hiding a secret. Putting themselves and each other at risk of becoming ostracized not only from their families but their social surroundings as well, they're both faced with a situation that will force them to confront the truth about themselves and each other - should they live their truth or continue to live a lie just so they can be considered 'normal'? Written by
The series is based upon a feature length screenplay Adam J. Yeend wrote and pitched while living back in Sydney. For this series, he adapted the setting to Los Angeles and featured only the original material's two lead characters. See more »
Compelling and thought provoking but what happens next?
I saw this two part series after reading a cover story about Adam J. Yeend in my local newspaper. While the production was fairly crude, it actually added to the realism as I viewed this heavy subject matter which was well-written and beautifully performed. Both Myra and Robert appear as contemporary victims living in fear of being found out as they do their best to repress their true feelings and question their place in the world. Without spoiling the crisis as it unravels for this soon to be married couple, the plot hinges on subject matter relating to religious upbringings, abortions, HIV status, and other social taboos. The performances of Eddie Ritchard and Adam J. Yeend are so real, you almost feel like you're invading their privacy as their characters both confess on camera, and Yeend's episode 'Robert' especially brought me to tears. Playing Americans, both actors do well at hiding their native Aussie accents too. But while the series is very compelling, ultimately its unsatisfying as there is no resolution as to what is going to happen to this couple. I'd love to see the series continue with further parts so we can find out if they do indeed find peace which is ultimately what both characters are seeking. Still, this is well worth your time and hopefully just a preview of things to come for Adam J. Yeend as an actor/writer.
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