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The Secret Life of Us 

20-30 somethings living in St Kilda and their dramas in life.
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Series cast summary:
Deborah Mailman ...  Kelly Lewis / ... 88 episodes, 2001-2006
David Tredinnick David Tredinnick ...  Simon Trader 86 episodes, 2001-2005
Samuel Johnson ...  Evan Wylde 72 episodes, 2001-2005
Sibylla Budd ...  Gabrielle Kovich 66 episodes, 2001-2003
Spencer McLaren ...  Richie Blake 64 episodes, 2001-2003
Abi Tucker ...  Miranda Lang 56 episodes, 2001-2003
Claudia Karvan ...  Dr. Alex Christensen / ... 53 episodes, 2001-2003
Michael Dorman ...  Christian Hayden 47 episodes, 2002-2005
Damian de Montemas Damian de Montemas ...  Jason Kennedy 44 episodes, 2001-2002
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The Secret Life Of Us is an Australian drama revolving around the lives of the residents of an apartment block in an urban suburb of Melbourne. It follows the characters through some of life's most complex journeys, as they search for themselves in their work, social and family lives, yet always following one simple rule: all roads lead back to your friends. This critically acclaimed, multi-award winning and hugely popular and successful series has gone from strength to strength, delving into aspects of young adulthood never before seen in such an honest and realistic way on Australian television. Featuring an all-star and incredibly talented Aussie cast, including Deborah Mailman, Samuel Johnson, Claudia Karvan and Joel Edgerton, while continuing to find new talent and introducing them in fresh new story lines.

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Trivia

David Tredinnick (Simon trader) & Todd MacDonald (Nathan Leiberman) also worked together on On the Beach (2000) as Radioman Giles & U.S. Analyst respectively. See more »

Quotes

Tom: What's that?
Evan Wylde: It's chicken guts.
Tom: Do you eat it?
Evan Wylde: No.
Ella: What's that?
Evan Wylde: It's chicken guts.
Ella: Do you eat it?
Evan Wylde: No.
Carmen: What's that?
Evan Wylde: Talk about family resemblance! It's chicken guts, and no, I don't eat it.
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Connections

Referenced in 60 Minutes: On Thin Ice/The Memory Pill/Love Her Way (2007) See more »

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Death Defy
by Motor Ace
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Fantastic antipodean drama/comedy
3 September 2002 | by WiseJoeyDSee all my reviews

This show is fantastic. Simple as that. I'm usually smiling like a fool during it it's that fun, and along with several acclaimed American series, is one of the best series' I've watched. It's just as good as Six Feet Under (though with less dead people, and ghosts!). In fact, it wouldn't be too dissimilar from a certain "Sex and the City". It contains the same sort of drama and humour (hopefully that didn't put anyone off!).

Set in Australia, it centres on 8 20-somethings who all live in the same apartment complex in St Kilda, Victoria. These are Jason [lawyer], Richie [actor], Will [brick layer], Miranda [actor], Gabrielle , Alex [Doc], Evan [writer]and Kelly [Events Co-ordinator]. Of this rag tag bunch of Aussies, the last two characters give insightful, and wry, commentaries concerning themselves and each other. And they do the usual things you'd expect. Fall in love with each other, bosses, flatmates, or other members of their sex, and make it funny and moving.

At first, it may take a while to understand who loves/fantasises about who and maybe the Aussie humour and drama may not be for everyone ("love it or hate it" as its most often been described) but honestly, it should grow on you, and if you already like lighthearted dramas, look out for this one (Hey, the Aussies can export more than just Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman).


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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 2001 (Australia) See more »

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(86 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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