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Series cast summary:
Fasitua Amosa Fasitua Amosa ...  Matthew 13 episodes, 2004
Ben Barrington ...  William 13 episodes, 2004
Fraser Brown ...  Sam 13 episodes, 2004
Will Hall ...  James 13 episodes, 2004
Sophia Hawthorne Sophia Hawthorne ...  Julie 13 episodes, 2004
Samantha Jukes Samantha Jukes ...  Tina 13 episodes, 2004
Madeleine Sami ...  Tess 13 episodes, 2004
Sally Stockwell Sally Stockwell ...  Lindy 13 episodes, 2004
Paolo Rotondo ...  Tim 11 episodes, 2004
Spencer Greenham Spencer Greenham ...  Barry 9 episodes, 2004
Charles Lum Charles Lum ...  Old Monk 7 episodes, 2004
Jay Ocampo Jay Ocampo ...  Young Monk 7 episodes, 2004
Tom McCrory Tom McCrory ...  Alan 7 episodes, 2004
Denise O'Connell Denise O'Connell ...  Annette 6 episodes, 2004
Loren Taylor ...  Olive 6 episodes, 2004
Lani Tupu Lani Tupu ...  Mr. Pule 6 episodes, 2004
Russell Raethel Russell Raethel ...  Mr. Dixon 6 episodes, 2004
Faatuai Moors Faatuai Moors ...  Mrs. Pule 6 episodes, 2004
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New Zealand

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Cantonese | English

Release Date:

2004 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

Inre kretsens handbok i lycka See more »

Filming Locations:

Wellington, New Zealand

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The Gibson Group See more »
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Weird and Whimsical
14 February 2005 | by FilmGeekSee all my reviews

This offbeat, strange and yet very appealing TV series is one of the better small screen products to come out of New Zealand in some time.

The tracking of so many different, converging story threads, all with their own ample measure of quirkiness, challenged me as a viewer and made it so much more enjoyable that the usual linear story based series we have been subject to. The mystic elements were never over-done and just added to the drama (and comedy).

My favourite character was easily James, the slightly dopey insurance adjuster who undergoes a supernatural experience and spends most of his time trying to figure out what is happening to him.

I congratulate everyone involved with producing a superior TV series and hope we can see lots more from the same team.


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