Puberty Blues is an Australian classic which chronicles a special moment of our history. In the early 1970s, the middle baby boomers were coming into their adolescence and early adulthood. The sexual revolution was in full flow. In America "teenagerdom" had come into its own in the sixties. It happened here in the seventies, with the arrival of drugs and the anti-Vietnam fed youth rebellion. And the wild mood finds its apotheosis in surf culture. Puberty Blues is a picture of Australian suburban life in revolution as the wild kids get their rocks off, exploring the worlds of the parents in a context where money and loans are much cheaper, divorce is much easier, full employment and prosperity abound, conventional morality is shifting and everything is endlessly possible. Based on the novel by Kathy Lette and Gabrielle Carey.
I came across the show by accident and thought just to give it a try. I have to say that it was totally worth it. The series is great and its been a long time since a show has pulled me off my feet. The quality of the cast is amazing with characters who blend in very well with each other. The mixture of young and "old" actors makes the show interesting and special. The story line of the show is fantastic and exciting and at every end of an episode it leaves you longing for the next. As I am watching from Germany I just heard about the low ratings of the show in Australia- Maybe the show should air in more countries! I really do hope to see a season three coming up!
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