The story of two families living at opposite ends of the freeway. Bess Denyar is a doctor with a posh mother, Margaret, an architect husband, Danny Bright, and twin 13-year-olds at a ... See full summary »
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 Bess Denyar (24 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Danny Bright (24 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Julie Wheeler (24 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Amber Wheeler (24 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Kayne Wheeler (24 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Brianna Wheeler (24 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Edwina Bright (24 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Oscar Bright (24 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Shawn Van Winkle (24 episodes, 2013-2016)
Glenn Robbins ...
 Wayne Wheeler (24 episodes, 2013-2016)
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 Margaret Denyar (24 episodes, 2013-2016)
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The story of two families living at opposite ends of the freeway. Bess Denyar is a doctor with a posh mother, Margaret, an architect husband, Danny Bright, and twin 13-year-olds at a private school, Oscar and Edwina. When Bess finds out that she is adopted, she is stunned, but even more so when she meets her birth parents, Wayne and Julie Wheeler. She also discovers that she has three siblings: Amber, Kayne and Brianna. The 'bogan' Wheelers head up a drag racing team in the outer suburbs and are thrilled to discover the daughter they thought they had lost. Written by anonymous

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Not Funny
16 June 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I am an Australian and I appreciate the Australian sense of humour. I gave this a go based on the positive reviews on IMDb. I watched the first three episodes and found them to be singularly unfunny; I laughed perhaps a couple of times all told.

What turned me off straightaway is that the first episode started off with erection references, which were not funny, and then continued by poking fun at the son because he had an erection – funny not. I am not a prude, but I don't need to see this on my TV.

I do not like the main protagonist; some of the other characters particularly in the Wheeler family are much more entertaining.

I dislike making comparisons with other programmes. Nonetheless, when "Modern Family" started, it was fresh and genuinely funny with natural acting, while avoiding the clichés commonly found in American sitcoms. Moreover, the writers incorporated critiques of contemporary society in a subtle understated manner.


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