THE FAMILY LAW
STREAMING NOW, SBS ON DEMAND
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.