Startled to realize that her former lovers are dying in unusual ways, a market researcher tries to unravel the cause and save her remaining exes.
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Series cast summary:
Alison Bell ...  Roo McVie 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Celia Pacquola ...  EJ Griggs 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Toby Truslove ...  Zach 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Graeme Blundell ...  Graham McVie 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Abe Forsythe ...  Charlie 12 episodes, 2011-2012
Tracy Mann ...  Marion McVie 7 episodes, 2011-2012
Damon Herriman ...  Marcus Dwyer 6 episodes, 2012
Justin Rosniak ...  Johnny 6 episodes, 2012
Shaun Micallef ...  G-Bomb 5 episodes, 2011-2012
Deborah Kennedy ...  Jan Beane / ... 5 episodes, 2011-2012
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Startled to realize that her former lovers are dying in unusual ways, a market researcher tries to unravel the cause and save her remaining exes.

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Australia

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English

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9 February 2011 (Australia) See more »

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AUD 2,000,000 (estimated)
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Laboured and distasteful
13 April 2012 | by mygirlspussySee all my reviews

Alison Bell plays "Roo", a morally-bankrupt woman who can't seem to keep her legs closed for anyone. She sleeps with men she's just met, her best friend's partner and an unconscious man on his deathbed. (In brilliant casting, her father is played by Graeme Blundell, Alvin Purple himself!) The trouble is, once these unfortunate men have slept with her, they die in freak accidents. With the help of her best friend, Roo sets out to find a way to break her curse.

"Laid" wanders rather contrived and distasteful territory. Its renewal for a second season is more an indictment of the Australian television industry than a credit to the series. While there are several genuine laughs in each episode, Roo is such a loathsome central character that we tend to keep her at arm's length to just observe.

Abe Forsythe plays a sulky-looking love interest who shows up at unlikely moments to cause embarrassment for Roo. In reality though, any man would run a mile once learning of her whorish past. Clearly the (female) writers know little about men.

Performances from the main actors are convincing, not easy given the farcical story, though the supporting cast, such as Roo's gynecologist, are pure caricature. Production values are limited due to obvious budget constraints, making the series look like a polished student film.

While there's nothing wrong with black comedy, this series constantly crosses the line. The biggest disappointment is that Roo's own life is never at stake. That, and the fact a vast sum of Australian taxpayer money was spent to bring this abhorrent series to the screen.


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