Agony is a series covering a diverse range of topics that will get you thinking, keep you wondering and make you laugh.
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Adam Zwar ...  Himself - Host 34 episodes, 2012-2015
John Elliott John Elliott ...  Himself 28 episodes, 2012-2015
Tom Elliott Tom Elliott ...  Himself 28 episodes, 2012-2015
Lawrence Mooney Lawrence Mooney ...  Himself 28 episodes, 2012-2015
Sam Pang Sam Pang ...  Himself 28 episodes, 2012-2015
Dave O'Neil Dave O'Neil ...  Himself 22 episodes, 2013-2015
Tim Ross Tim Ross ...  Himself 22 episodes, 2012-2014
Kate Langbroek Kate Langbroek ...  Herself 21 episodes, 2013-2015
Julia Zemiro ...  Herself 21 episodes, 2012-2014
Waleed Aly Waleed Aly ...  Himself 20 episodes, 2012-2015
Hannah Gadsby ...  Herself 20 episodes, 2012-2014
Mirka Mora Mirka Mora ...  Herself 20 episodes, 2012-2014
Sam Lane Sam Lane ...  Herself 19 episodes, 2012-2014
Yumi Stynes Yumi Stynes ...  Herself 16 episodes, 2013-2014
Judith Lucy ...  Herself 14 episodes, 2012-2013
Dave Thornton Dave Thornton ...  Himself 14 episodes, 2012-2013
Myf Warhurst Myf Warhurst ...  Herself 14 episodes, 2012-2013
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Sometimes uplifting, occasionally depressing - always a bit 'grumpy'
4 October 2014 | by kgrattonSee all my reviews

Anything with Adam Zwar's name on it is bound to entertain, whether it's the surreal man-and-his-dog comedy 'Wilfred', his wicked expose of tabloid journalism 'Lowdown', or his 'Agony' documentaries.

For me, 'The Agony of Life' is perhaps the best of the four 'Agony' series. Zwar's artful, probing questions are put to his cast of 'agony aunts and uncles' without placing them on their guard. Zwar, who never actually appears on camera, is friendly and informal, but presumably there's a relentless inquisition going on that we don't see, thanks to the editor's art.

There are parallels with the UK's 'Grumpy old men/women' series, but while some of the participants in the Australian series do have an occasional whinge, mostly they're a happy lot, willing to share their highs, they're lows and all the salient in-betweens. Some might argue they're occasionally too forthright. Certain anecdotes are probably not fit for those of tender sensibilities.

Most of the cast have something poignant to offer the camera. Mirka Mora has a wonderful outlook on life, and still seems to have lots of living to do, even in her eighties. What a tragedy it would have been if she had been shipped off to a concentration camp as the Nazis planned.

It was heart-rending to hear Craig McLachlan's telling of the end of his hopes for all the experiences he looked forward to sharing with his father when 10-year old McLachlan was informed his father had died.

It was genius to have more stand up comedians and comic actors involved, for what is occasionally pretty dark material. But it's always thought provoking. The danger with this series is that it will take a lot longer than four hours to watch the eight half-hour episodes if you're watching with someone else. At intervals you'll stop the disc to discuss a point raised.

I cannot recommend this series enough.


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