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800 Words 

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Series (2015–2018)
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 ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Erik Thomson ...  George Turner 40 episodes, 2015-2018
Melina Vidler ...  Shay Turner 40 episodes, 2015-2018
Benson Jack Anthony ...  Arlo Turner 40 episodes, 2015-2018
Michelle Langstone ...  Fiona 40 episodes, 2015-2018
Rick Donald ...  Woody 40 episodes, 2015-2018
Anna Jullienne ...  Katie 40 episodes, 2015-2018
Emma Leonard ...  Tracey 40 episodes, 2015-2018
Jonny Brugh ...  Monty 40 episodes, 2015-2018
John Leigh ...  Constable Tom 40 episodes, 2015-2018
Cian Elyse White ...  Hannah 39 episodes, 2015-2018
Alex Tarrant ...  Ike 39 episodes, 2015-2018
Rob Kipa-Williams ...  Zac 39 episodes, 2015-2018
Peter Elliott ...  Big Mac 38 episodes, 2015-2018
Manon Blackman Manon Blackman ...  Lindsay 36 episodes, 2015-2018
Reon Bell Reon Bell ...  Billy 35 episodes, 2015-2018
Olivia Tennet ...  Siouxsie 35 episodes, 2015-2018
Paul Glover ...  Bill Jnr 33 episodes, 2015-2018
Bridie Carter ...  Jan 32 episodes, 2015-2018
Jesse Griffin Jesse Griffin ...  Sean 29 episodes, 2015-2018
Renee Lyons Renee Lyons ...  Brenda 27 episodes, 2015-2018
David Fane ...  Smiler 20 episodes, 2015-2018
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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 marcus-b1285

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Sometimes all you need is a fresh start. (Season 1)

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New Zealand | Australia

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English

Release Date:

15 September 2015 (Australia) See more »

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Auckland, New Zealand See more »

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Michelle Langstone and Bridie Carter played together on the show Mcleods Daughters (2001) Langstone's role became future sister-In-law of Carter's role on the show See more »

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Referenced in The Chase Australia: Episode #2.24 (2016) See more »

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Great Show but....
19 October 2017 | by utilacindySee all my reviews

I really, really, really like "800 Words". It is a charming show. However, I'm only going to give it a 7/10 because the writers have chosen to portray the main Maori characters as very promiscuous. I know that in society we have all types, but I can't help but wonder why no one else has picked up on this. Hannah is sex-crazed for men; Zac is a rolling stone who has fathered multiple children with multiple women; and well, Ike's first break-up with Shay was because he was taking selfies with all the girls he conquered!!! Come on!!! I think this show is so good that the writers and producers can do a better job and show some respect to the Maoris.


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