Hot Fuzz meets Haven, Aussie-style: A lighthearted, supernatural cop show set in a Australian seaside community of Coolum. A young constable arrives to take the night shift, answering calls... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Barry Crocker ...  Gregor 6 episodes, 2012
Toby Truslove ...  Toby Banks 6 episodes, 2012
Patrick Brammall ...  Sgt Neil Lloyd 6 episodes, 2012
Katherine Hicks ...  Kath 6 episodes, 2012
Peter Marshall Peter Marshall ...  Constable Johnson 5 episodes, 2012
Joe Feeney Joe Feeney ...  Clem 2 episodes, 2012
Michelle Knibbs Michelle Knibbs ...  Ambulance Officer 2 episodes, 2012
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Hot Fuzz meets Haven, Aussie-style: A lighthearted, supernatural cop show set in a Australian seaside community of Coolum. A young constable arrives to take the night shift, answering calls from the residents who apparently have some special problems at night. His girlfriend dumps him; his office is a beat-up trailer; and his side-kick is an elderly gentleman who favors a Dungeons-and-Dragons style board game. "It can get pretty weird around here when the sun goes down."

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2012 (Australia) See more »

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The Strange Calls See more »

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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A weird show, with lots of heart and ambition but lacking funds and plot.
10 August 2015 | by kuuk3See all my reviews

The first thing that hits you upon watching the pilot is how strong their accents are. You know instantly where this is set and the tone of the show.

To label it as a comedy would be inaccurate, but thats the closest genre it fits in. There is no laughter track, and the music is subdue. You can tell they are trying to be funny with the situations and plot, but then the ruin it with ridiculous character actions that a police officer, or even a fellow human being would not do.

It feels very much like a Tuesday afternoon cable TV show, shot on a tight budget with a limited cast and crew. The beach surroundings are given limited screen time, as shooting at night they found was cheaper and had less problems. Thats fine, I suppose. But makes the show dark and the world quiet. Its hard to get absorbed into a world that you barely see or hear.

But our main character is barely interesting enough to hold your attention, being depressed for most of his scenes. His night guard / partner has his moments though and together they make the show watchable. But the way they portray the police department is embarrassing at times and how they disrespect their fellow officer is not funny.

I will say this show deserves a chance. Watch the pilot and decide for yourself whether its your cup of tea or not. I have to give the show a rating, but honestly this is one of those shows thats like marmite. Some people will love it, while others simply wont "get" it. But it ticks a lot of the right boxes and you can see the people making this have ambition to at least try and make it work.


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