Supernatural murder mystery set on the Cook Islands. Kyle and Budgie arrive in paradise, but not everything is as it seems.


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Series cast summary:
Joe Layton ...  Kyle Connor 8 episodes, 2015
Theo Barklem-Biggs ...  Pete 'Budgie' Griffiths 8 episodes, 2015
Cian Elyse White ...  Lara Morgan / ... 8 episodes, 2015
Shushila Takao ...  Aumea Vaipiti 8 episodes, 2015
Alex Tarrant ...  Maui Vaipiti 8 episodes, 2015
Tai Berdinner-Blades Tai Berdinner-Blades ...  Tyler 8 episodes, 2015
Temuera Morrison ...  Anaru Vaipiti 8 episodes, 2015
Rangimoana Taylor Rangimoana Taylor ...  Chief Matikutu 8 episodes, 2015
Kirk Torrance ...  Reverend Calcott 8 episodes, 2015
Andre King Andre King ...  Peckham 8 episodes, 2015
Aruna Po-Ching Aruna Po-Ching ...  Paeta Vaipiti 8 episodes, 2015
Barry Atsma ...  Dries 7 episodes, 2015
Joe Folau ...  Sgt. Dan Taringa / ... 6 episodes, 2015
Calvin Tuteao ...  Ta'unga 5 episodes, 2015
Rawiri Jobe ...  Koringo 5 episodes, 2015
Edwin Wright ...  Vince 5 episodes, 2015
Lawrence Makoare ...  Ihaka 5 episodes, 2015
Tainui Tukiwaho Tainui Tukiwaho ...  DI Eli Hauraki 4 episodes, 2015


Supernatural murder mystery set on the Cook Islands. Kyle and Budgie arrive in paradise, but not everything is as it seems.

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2015 (USA) See more »

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Tatau See more »

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Cook Islands See more »

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Very good and very bad in the same show
17 May 2015 | by ryanizzle003See all my reviews

I did sort of enjoy tatau. But some parts were silly and rushed. It felt like the writer was composing a script for a school exam. He left it to the last minute and the energy drinks and coffee started to wear off. What started as quite engaging and mysterious turned into 'oh god, please don't ...ok you did' type scenes. Spirit people were used as shortcuts without imagination. Kind of like when there's a complicated storyline and it ends with 'it was all a dream'. Spirit spys are both cheap and unimaginative. The actors seemed to deteriorate with every episode after realizing how poor the story line was written. The plot had a lot of potential. The characters involved were quite engaging and the bikers were a good dynamic to add because they created a sense of suspense and rashness. When a sub plot started to progress it seemed as if the writer had no idea where it ended or even continued. Overall tatau combined intense scenes with absolutely horrendous ones. The ending was disappointing. I still looked forward to watching every week up until about episode 4 or 5 where it got boring and unrealistic. The writer should have spent more time on the concept because it could have been a brilliant show. The plot was great but it unraveled poorly. A 7 is generous. Some episodes were a 9 some were a 4. The first 3 episodes are worth watching. I'd skip to the last episode beyond that to see how it ends. It could have been good but is just about average.

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