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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

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