Trash to trea­sure

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Dvds -

If you’ve seen the long- run­ning Bri­tish se­ries of the same name, you’ll know all the ins and outs of this Amer­i­can adap­ta­tion which bor­rows heav­ily from the orig­i­nal. An out­ra­geously bawdy com­edy drama, it fol­lows the ex­ploits of a strug­gling fam­ily with six kids that are be­ing raised by the el­dest daugh­ter ( Emmy Ros­sum) as they’ve been all­but aban­doned by their sin­gle par­ent fa­ther Frank, a partylovin’ loser and rag­ing al­co­holic. It’s rare to see this type of so­phis­ti­cated dram­edy cen­tred on the dis­ad­van­taged and it works a treat, thanks to the solid writ­ing, the won­der­fully wicked set- ups and the tal­ented cast. Yes it’s a re­hash, but it’s a good one. And if you’re com­ing at it with fresh eyes, it’s pos­si­bly even an un­miss­able one. Ex­tras: ½ The fea­turettes go be­hind the scenes and show how the cre­ators brought the show to the US, in­clud­ing a look at the cast­ing and their pre- shoot bond­ing. There’s also a dis­cus­sion about the show’s sexy busi­ness, deleted scenes, a cou­ple of com­men­taries and a sneak peek at sea­son two.

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