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 live in California and I hunt down and watch shows from other countries. Masterchef Au is by far the best Masterchef from around the world. One type of show I have found that I think Australia does really well, is the family dramedy. Offspring is one of my favorites, which led me to Love my Way, and other shows. Which oddly the same people seem to in so many of the shows I watch from Australia. House Husbands I really like and I love Upper Middle Bogan and Doctor Blake Mysteries, Sea Change... I enjoyed Anzac Girls very much and I learned so much about Australia and their history. of which I had no idea about before. I had never seen the main actor, Erik Thomson in anything and he is great. Watching shows from other countries, with actors you have never seen or heard of, makes the experience extra fun. This show feels like a winner to me. Oddly enough it reminds me a bit of Northern Exposure. I like how it is set in an unusual location with different types of people. The entire cast looks quite good as well. I am looking forward to watch the entire season and hopefully it will get renewed and carry on for a few years. I wish some of these shows would find their way onto Netflix USA or Amazon Prime or Network TV over here. I am not sure why Australia does not syndicate their shows. I know the government funds a lot of TV, so maybe that is the difference. Our loss. Update, it has been a huge hit, and I am so glad. It is going into season 4. It just keeps getting better.
I am furious that they canceled this show. It made it onto Netflix and it felt like it was just getting started! This show had years of stories left to tell.
All the shows I love from AU constantly get canceled. Selling these shows to other countries is a must if it is the money that is the issue. The talent in this show is brilliant. BRING THIS ONE BACK!
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