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The 60 x 30 serial drama centres on the inner-city neighbourhood of Arcadia Heights, exploring the relationships between the residents of the Arcadia social housing tower and the people who live in the rapidly gentrifying community that surrounds it. The Heights mines the frictions and commonalities between the upper and working classes in the melting pot of urban Australia. The series presents a medley of characters, cultures, classes and backgrounds from the 'tower' community, exploring their relationships, work lives and everyday challenges faced by its characters in an entertaining relationship drama series.
Entertaining Aussie drama serial in a great ABC tradition
The ABC is Australia's public broadcaster with one hundred years of service providing news and entertainment across this vast island continent. 'The Heights' is a good fit in a great tradition of ABC serials like 'Blue Hills', 'Bellbird' and 'GP'.
A light and entertaining 30 minute relationship drama series, it reflects the diverse life of multi-cultural inner city Australia. It may be a little 'nudging' for some still wedded to a 'white Australia' ethos. Maybe that was intended.
Set in Perth, it could just as well be Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane.
After the first 10 episodes, I am finding it lots of fun to watch. The diversity of roles and the focus given to strong women and young people is very refreshing.
For me, its best element is excellent writing. Thanks to: Hannah Carroll Chapman, Romina Accurso, Peter Mattessi, Megan Palinkas, Nick King, Clare Atkins, Niki Aken, Dot West, Magda Wozniak, Mithila Gupta, Tracey Defty-Rashid, Larissa Behrendt, Miley Tunnecliffe, Katie Beckett and Melissa Lee Speyer. Well done!
And grateful thanks to developers Warren Clarke and Que Minh Luu.
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