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Ted Bullpitt's most precious possession is his Kingswood Holden car. He objects when his son, or his son-in-law, wants to drive the car and keeps the keys hidden. He is also unimpressed with his daughter's choice of a husband. Ted's brother is a sales representative for Datsun cars - something else which incurs Ted's disgust, as he feels that his brother should only deal with Kingswood Holden cars.Written by
David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>
So here is an Australian television show. Most of the time they produce soap operas and stuff mainly targeted towards children. This is an exception to that and it actually works more than most sitcoms being made today. It is very Australian humour so if you're from somewhere else then this show might not translate well to other countries.
The show revolves around Ted Bullpitt. He is the epitome of unlikeable characters. He's racist, angry, stupid, politically incorrect and passionate about his car. The show involves Ted getting victimized (by himself, his Italian Son-in-law or something else - take your pick) and his family either being the voice of reason or watching from the sidelines.
The plot that I said above should tell you why I like this show. Ted is probably one of the most unlikeable characters written for TV (at least deliberately). So seeing him being the constant victim, to see him get angry at something is just golden to see. So if you want to see a character that features the traits described above getting victimized then this is certainly a show for you to watch.
The acting is great for a show of it's kind. All of them are surprisingly convincing in their roles. The stand out is Ross Higgins as Ted. He was just born to play a character like this. Everyone else however is average.
If there is anything that gets tiring, it's the usual stuff that 80's sitcoms fall under. Some of the ongoing gags are tiresome. Most of them are repeated over and over and they're not that funny.
So if you can watch an Australian humoured sitcom with ongoing gags which features an unlikeable character being victimized, then this is certainly for you. If you don't want to see something like that then that's fine too. I can see why people might not like this show but I still enjoy it.
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