THE LUCK OF THE I RISH

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - News -

NOT un­like the re­turn of each sea­son of brings with it the in­evitable de­bate – will this be the last we see of the rag­tag lawyer (Guy Pearce) and his colour­ful col­lec­tion of ‘as­so­ciates’? If the sharp writ­ing is any in­di­ca­tion, this hasn’t lost any­thing af­ter three tele­movies and two sea­sons (ex­ceed­ing the nar­ra­tive leads of the books by Peter Tem­ple).

Be­sides the laughs (and there are plenty) and love in­ter­ests (there’s a new one for Ir­ish), this tack­les the com­pelling is­sues sur­round­ing the in­ter­na­tional education in­dus­try and the vul­ner­a­bil­ity of stu­dents who mi­grate here to chase life dreams, but are left at the mercy of some un­scrupu­lous op­er­a­tors.

The show’s en­sem­ble ex­pands to in­clude Marta Dus­sel­dorp, Danielle Cor­mack, Deb Mail­man, Aaron Ped­er­sen, Roy Billing, Tiarnie Cou­p­land, and Tom Glee­son. Not a weak one among ‘em, but it’s re­ally the writ­ing team of Matt Cameron, An­drew Knight, An­drew Anas­ta­sios and Elise McCredie who de­serve the lion’s share of the ac­co­lades.

Clever, sharp, com­plex, ab­so­lutely un­miss­able.

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