THE LUCK OF THE I RISH
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.