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#1 Chelli

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

Did anyone see this show last week? I downloaded it from iTunes during the week and loved it!! It features an all indigenous cast and the storyline kept me glued to the screen.

It's on again tonight on ABC 1  at 8.30pm if anyone is interested and I think Debra Mailman will be featured in an episode soon (not sure if that is tonight's episode or not).

#2 Chaos in stereo

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:53 PM


Edited by Chaos in stereo, 26 August 2013 - 05:37 PM.

#3 MsDemeanor

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:56 PM

I loved it last week I felt so much for the mum who had to cancel her Bali trip and those poor kids. I am trying to watch it now but DD15 is doing her homework and won't shut up and when you have teenagers you have to talk when you can wink.gif

#4 TK421

Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:57 PM

If there is an Aussie show about pretty much anything, it's guaranteed that Debra Mailman will end up in it at some point.

#5 Chelli

Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

QUOTE (Chaos in stereo @ 08/11/2012, 08:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, I watched it. I love Leah Purcell  blush.gif.

I'd be watching it now if I didn't have an assignment to do.

It's great to see these stories told on ABC rather than SBS. Now... when is one of the commercial networks going to grow a pair and a drama or comedy about/by Aboriginal people? And Ernie Dingo on The Great Outdoors doesn't count.

Leah Purcell was great wasn't she! I agree, there should be more of it on commercial television.

QUOTE (MsDemeanor @ 08/11/2012, 08:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I loved it last week I felt so much for the mum who had to cancel her Bali trip and those poor kids. I am trying to watch it now but DD15 is doing her homework and won't shut up and when you have teenagers you have to talk when you can wink.gif

Watching everyone reject the kids broke my heart.

Know what you mean about teenagers. Ours grew so fast, where did that time go!

#6 FeralAlpacasFool

Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:12 AM

Loved loved loved it. There is so much good Aussie drama on ATM. I wish The Circuit would come back as well.

#7 brazen

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:36 PM

oh gosh, the acting is amazing in this show. it's so heartbreakingly hard to watch but absolutely worth it. i know i live in a bubble but i really struggle with some of the horrors other people have to put up with sad.gif

#8 Gudrun

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:42 PM

Just seen Ep 3. Redfern Now is brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!!!

#9 LittleListen

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:51 PM

I watched this tonight by accident (couldn't handle watching BATG). Thought it was great - well written and beautifully shot. Will be catching up during the week on the rest of the series.

#10 Duck-o-lah

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

I'm so impressed with this series. Each story is so intriguing; heartbreaking yet hopeful.

#11 Chelli

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:06 PM

Thanks for the reminder, I'm always working online on Thursday nights so have to download it. The characters from the past two weeks remind me of some of my family members - the character Leah Purcell played in the first week was so like my auntie, and she even looks like mine did when she was younger.

That grandmother last week had me in stitches - so politically incorrect, yet so real! Absolutely love this series.

#12 brazen

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:12 AM

i must have missed last week's ep, will have to iview it

#13 Lady Grey-Mare

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:18 AM

Loved the first two episodes but the third made me angry because there was no indication that the family saw they had done the wrong thing at all. I guess the fact that the program provoked this sort of response shows that it is a great show.

#14 seayork2002

Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:20 AM

I agree, not once did I feel they thought they were to blame. nNd it had an appalling ending

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 16/11/2012, 08:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Loved the first two episodes but the third made me angry because there was no indication that the family saw they had done the wrong thing at all. I guess the fact that the program provoked this sort of response shows that it is a great show.

#15 FeralAlpacasFool

Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:30 AM

I thought Deborah Mailman's character admitted they had done the wrong thing? Wasn't she telling her husband they had to just suck it up and pay it back? I guess the theme to that ep was to show that it's easy to get caught up in welfare cheating and hard to rectify it.

#16 seayork2002

Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:33 AM

Could she not have gotten a job?

QUOTE (lovealpacas @ 16/11/2012, 09:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I thought Deborah Mailman's character admitted they had done the wrong thing? Wasn't she telling her husband they had to just suck it up and pay it back? I guess the theme to that ep was to show that it's easy to get caught up in welfare cheating and hard to rectify it.

#17 mygirlcharlotte

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:40 AM

I watch it and thought wow what a good movie.. biggrin.gif

#18 Expelliarmus

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:48 AM

I am catching up on this on iview. I really enjoyed the first ep, I just haven't had time for more yet! Thought it was great and look forward to seeing more.

#19 seayork2002

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:50 AM

I did not like last nights, it was like a story that could have been told in 5 mins.

#20 Chelli

Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:02 PM

Just bumping this up as series two premiered tonight and was brilliant. I found out that one of my cousins is working on production in this series too :D

#21 ImpatientAnna

Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:08 PM

It was brilliant but so sad I can't sleep

#22 EsmeLennox

Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:44 AM

It's gutsy. I just love that the show is tackling the tough issues.

#23 Gudrun

Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:57 PM

Too good for words.

#24 Missy Shelby

Posted 03 November 2013 - 08:36 AM

I really enjoyed the first episode of the series.

Honest, emotional and great acting.

I plan to watch the series, hopefully the next episode is just as good!

#25 mama_n

Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:41 PM

View PostFluffyOscar, on 14 November 2013 - 08:34 PM, said:

How good was tonight's show? Tears streaming down my face...

Me too, I wish the episodes were 2 hours so could get all the details about how someone kidnapped him etc. Absolutely brilliant show

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