DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
ID love Tangle based on the opening credit sequence alone— a series of dolls arranged in various lost-in-suburbia poses. One’s standing next to a bathtub full of water, holding a toaster. Another couple are having sex in front of a video camera on a tripod.
We’re now into the third season, and Christine (Catherine Mcclements) has de- cided to stand for parliament in the seat formerly occupied by her husband, Tim (Joel Tobeck), who we’re only seeing via computer screen from Singapore where he’s gone to work and cool his heels.
He doesn’t take the news well when she breaks it to him, and neither does their son, Max. ‘‘ Dad’s seat?’’ is Max’s reaction, but as Christine points out, it was her father’s seat first.
Not that she should have to explain herself. She also needs her son to help her fake a happy family for a reporter who’s coming by the house to do an ‘‘ At home’’, and as Christine explains, it’s not much of an ‘‘ At home’’ if she’s the only one there.
Max is living with Nat (Kat Stewart), his birth mother, who had an affair with Tim.
Nat is staying with her sister
Would-be MP: Mcclements