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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Annie Maynard ...
 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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Michala Banas and Dougie Balwin worked together on the show Nowhere Boys (2013) and Nowhere Boys - The Book of Secrets (2015). In this series they play mother and son. See more »

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Remade as Furst Born (2016) See more »

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An American who loves it
31 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am an American and fell in love with this show instantly with the first episode. I am a professional by trade but had a father who owned a construction company that employed numerous "Bogans," and while it is more correct to call them red-necks in the states, other pejorative terms are becoming more popular since they adopted rap music (think Eminem). The humor in it comes from the clash of values and also from a recognition that things aren't really that different between the classes, as much as each class thinks and wants it to be that way. The setups are extremely good, sort of like Seinfeld, where an innocuous comment at the start often grows into the focal point by the end. The themes are universal and if Hollywood discovers it, I'm sure they'll make a poorer version for the States (its just what they do) hot off their failure with Rake, which I also really enjoyed. In some ways, it is very similar to The Beverly Hillbillies, albeit with more modern and cruder humor. I'd only seen Robyn in Rake so to me all the actors "are" the characters that they play and I think the casting was excellent, with parallel members in each family. It is truly a series that will make you laugh and cry at the same time.


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