THE FAM­ILY LAW

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Front Page -

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IF you haven’t fol­lowed TheFam­i­lyLaw’s first two chuckle-wor­thy sea­sons, you’re not too late. The sit­com is based on the self-dep­re­cat­ing mem­oirs of writer Ben­jamin Law (played by Trys­tan Go, pic­tured) and cov­ers his strug­gles to fit in as a nerdy Asian-Aus­tralian teen. Nat­u­rally, the hu­mour will ring true for those from a slightly ec­cen­tric Asian fam­ily but it’s just as ap­pli­ca­ble to any­one who’s ever tried des­per­ately to fit in or who’s won­dered if their fam­ily could pos­si­bly be any more dys­func­tional. It’s a tough ask to make com­edy out of a mi­nor­ity group, with­out seem­ing crude or racially of­fen­sive, but TheFam­i­lyLaw strikes just the right bal­ance. THEY’RE young, good­look­ing, priv­i­leged pro­fes­sion­als and they make par­ty­ing on lux­ury cata­ma­rans a pri­or­ity. This group of twenty-some­things hail from all cor­ners of the world but have come to­gether for the ex­plicit mis­sion of “par­ty­ing their butts off” in par­adise. Or, as one of the cast mem­ber ex­plains: “we chose not to buy houses or cars or have chil­dren but in­stead we spend our sav­ings on sail­ing the Ba­hamas.” A whole bunch of trou­ble fol­lows as te­quila flows, new ro­mances blos­som and jeal­ousy sim­mers. If you liked BelowDeck, it’s a no-brainer.

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