A recently widowed father quits his job as a popular 800-word columnist for a top-selling Sydney newspaper. Over the Internet, he buys a house on an impulse in a remote New Zealand seaside town. He then has to break the news to his two teenage kids who just lost their mum, and now face an even more uncertain future. But the colourful and inquisitive locals ensure his dream of a fresh start does not go to plan.Written by
I have loved this show since I found it streaming on Acorn TV here in the States. It's not often that we get to see the quality programs from New Zealand/Australia and that's not because there aren't any, it's because every time there is one (A Place to Call Home from OZ comes to mind) it gets canceled!
Now the same has happened to 800 Words and there are enough characters to keep the show going many more seasons. I don't often get attached emotionally to series tv but this one was of the exceptions.
As far as some people not understanding the liberal parenting style of the father in this series it's important to remember that drama can't be drama if there isn't tension in the writing. Who'd want two perfect children who never do anything wrong?
I will miss this show. Maybe someone from NetFlix will pick it up!!
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