RE­BEKAH DEVLIN OUT OF THE BOX

Herald Sun - Switched On - - Saturday -

THERE’S a rea­son things are on in prime time and there’s a rea­son why things aren’t. This show screens late on Satur­day and Sun­day af­ter­noons, which should give you a bit of a clue about its qual­ity.

Which isn’t to say it doesn’t have any re­deem­ing fea­tures, but it isn’t go­ing to win too many Em­mys.

The sto­ry­line isn’t ter­ri­bly imag­i­na­tive: Yale grad­u­ate Megan, go­ing nowhere in her tabloid mag­a­zine job, goes to work as a live-in tu­tor for a filthy-rich busi­ness­woman in the hope of gain­ing ac­cess to the so­cial elite. The two spoilt or­phan grand­chil­dren give her hell, but she even­tu­ally wins them over.

Well, I’m as­sum­ing the last bit, but heck, the plot hasn’t ex­actly been full of twists and turns, so I think it’s a safe bet.

Oh, and there are the oblig­a­tory cute neigh­bour and the dodgy, boyfriend-steal­ing younger sis­ter who you know is go­ing to sink her claws into that spunky boy next door.

The thing about week­ends is you’re nor­mally wind­ing down from a hec­tic week at work and some­times a not­ter­ri­bly-chal­leng­ing teen drama is what your fraz­zled brain needs. And it is funny in parts.

‘‘ It’s like watch­ing Mary Pop­pins on crys­tal meth,’’ bossy twin Sage says of the hired help.

‘‘ I so would have rocked my mug shot’’— Sage again, af­ter be­ing saved from ar­rest.

‘‘ It’s like we’re in this in­cred­i­bly com­plex spy movie and Char­lie is our Matt Da­mon,’’ nicer twin Rose says of her plan to win back her ex.

And this line about be­trayal is al­most worth an ex­tra half-star: ‘‘ Bru­tus, Ju­das, Brangelina,’’ Sage says. Love it. Have I men­tioned I’m a ma­jor Team Anis­ton sup­porter? That beard of Brad shows he’s clearly not happy with Angie. It’s not too late to go back, Brad. Priv­i­leged GO!, 4.30pm

Megan: Joanna Gar­cia.

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