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The South Westerlies 

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When a small coastal town in the south-west of Ireland is earmarked for a Norwegian-owned wind farm, it's not just the spectacular scenery that’s under pressure.
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Series cast summary:
Orla Brady ...  Kate 6 episodes, 2020
Eileen Walsh ...  Breege 6 episodes, 2020
Steve Wall ...  Baz 6 episodes, 2020
Ger Ryan ...  Noreen 6 episodes, 2020
Sam Barrett ...  Conor 6 episodes, 2020
Lily Nichol Lily Nichol ...  Poppy 6 episodes, 2020
Kevin Ryan ...  Callum 6 episodes, 2020
Patrick Bergin ...  Big Mike 6 episodes, 2020
Stephen Lord ...  Teddy 6 episodes, 2020
Julian Michael Deuster ...  Stefan 6 episodes, 2020
Kyrre Haugen Sydness ...  Morten 5 episodes, 2020
Amalie Krogh Amalie Krogh ...  Sigrid 4 episodes, 2020
Paddy C. Courtney ...  Danny 4 episodes, 2020
Caoimhe O'Malley ...  Cliona 4 episodes, 2020
Mark Lambert Mark Lambert ...  Paudi 3 episodes, 2020
Paul Elliot Paul Elliot ...  Donal 3 episodes, 2020
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When a town in the south west of Ireland is earmarked for a Norwegian-owned offshore wind farm, it's not just the scenery that's under pressure. For Kate Ryan, tasked by her company NorskVentus, to go undercover and quash local objections, her eco-battle is compounded by the presence of a crinkly-eyed surfer with an unmistakable resemblance to her son. Kate tries to change hearts and minds by pushing the economic benefits of wind energy, but when she discovers there's an oil pipeline planned for the same area, she starts to box smarter and dirtier. Her son's discovery about his surfer dad and her eventual outing to the entire town, cause Kate to consider turning whistleblower, until she's given a final ultimatum.

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In Norway, the show's Norwegian title ("Motvind") is displayed instead of the original title in the opening scenes. See more »

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Enjoyable lightweight drama
11 November 2020 | by kenjones-96287See all my reviews

I'm surprised by the overly harsh criticism in some of these reviews but agree that if you're looking for serious drama then this probably isn't for you. It's obviously intended as a lightweight storyline & set in a picturesque seaside village with some good music & was a welcome distraction during all the seriousness of Covid crisis/lockdown. I agree with another reviewer's comment that it's similar to the 'Seachange' series which was HUGELY popular in Australia. If you're looking for something easy and enjoyable to binge to during lockdown then I'd recommend it..


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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The South Westerlies See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Deadpan Pictures See more »
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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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