A story of two generations of two families colliding, connecting, sometimes at cross purposes as they navigate their way around the maze of love, sex, money and politics.
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Series cast summary:
Justine Clarke ...  Ally Kovac 22 episodes, 2009-2012
Catherine McClements ...  Christine Williams 22 episodes, 2009-2012
Matt Day ...  Gabriel Lucas 22 episodes, 2009-2012
Kat Stewart ...  Nat Manning 22 episodes, 2009-2012
Joel Tobeck ...  Tim Williams 22 episodes, 2009-2012
Blake Davis Blake Davis ...  Max Williams 22 episodes, 2009-2012
Lincoln Younes ...  Romeo Kovac 22 episodes, 2009-2012
Eva Lazzaro ...  Gigi Kovac 22 episodes, 2009-2012
Georgia Flood ...  Charlotte Barker 19 episodes, 2009-2012
Tony Rickards ...  Billy Hall 13 episodes, 2009-2012
Kick Gurry ...  Joe Kovac 12 episodes, 2010-2012
Reef Ireland ...  Ned Dougherty 11 episodes, 2009-2010
Ben Mendelsohn ...  Vince Kovac 10 episodes, 2009
Lucia Mastrantone Lucia Mastrantone ...  Em Barker 10 episodes, 2009
John Brumpton ...  Bryan Dougherty 10 episodes, 2009
Lucia Emmerichs Lucia Emmerichs ...  Ophelia Hicks / ... 10 episodes, 2010-2012
Jane Allsop ...  Tanya Hicks 10 episodes, 2010-2012
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A story of two generations of two families colliding, connecting, sometimes at cross purposes as they navigate their way around the maze of love, sex, money and politics.

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The Williams's family home is set in a famous modernist house designed by Melbourne architects McGlashan Everist (Guss House, 1961) and is located in the suburb of Kew in Melbourne's inner east. See more »

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Better than most; not really for kids or even teens.
4 May 2017 | by scutfargus-1See all my reviews

So far, I am about half way through the 2nd series.

There are things about this show which are excellent. Most of the Australian shows I have seen of this variety have some big events occurring early on, before we know who the characters are; and it often feels as if the writers cannot think of how to deal with day-to-day events, so they throw in a big event (or 2 or 3) and then write around that.

For most of the 1st series, this show avoided the "big events" and dealt with pretty much normal events in people's lives and their interactions. Most of the characters are interesting, as is the dialogue.

One plus that I would note in this show is, adultery is presented as being a devastating event to a marriage. I have seen several Australian shows where it is presented almost matter-of-factly.

A couple of warnings: most of the characters swear quite a bit, including speaking of God and Jesus Christ without any reverence. There is a fair amount of drug use/abuse (primarily drinking and smoking marijuana among the children and the adults). If I were to base my view of Australians on the shows I have seen, I would think that most people there smoke marijuana, but few get "hooked." And that nearly everyone swears.

I have often wondered if there are writers good enough in Australia to write shows where most of the people do not smoke dope and do not swear and do not commit adultery on a regular basis. If I were to make a guess, that is probably the majority of Australian people who are like that; but they are not generally portrayed that way on the shows that I have seen (I have primarily watched the "human drama" shows with high ratings).

The second series seems unfocused. Whereas, the first seemed to have an arc and some themes; the second series lacks one of the main characters; and seems to lack any sort of unifying theme. Also, the second series introduces some new characters, but, so far, it is not clear who they are or where they are going.

In short, it is a good show with some good writing and acting and some occasional great moments. It is not appropriate for teens (in my opinion) and you would never watch this with a church group.

For those familiar with Showtime or HBO, many Aussie shows seem to feel a need for a lot of sexual activity (I don't recall there being actual nudity), drug use, alcohol abuse, and swearing.

At this point, any disc set that you purchase will require a region free DVD player.


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