LOCAL DRAMA HITS HOME
THIS is one of those Aussie dramas that come along every now and then and makes you feel glad there is still money left in the budget to tell good home-grown stories. If you haven’t watched this show yet, the concept is simple: five sort-of single adults are seated together at a wedding and decide on impulse to buy a home together and move in as housemates. Simple, but full of promising storylines and with a strong cast including Stephen Peacocke, Kat Stewart (pictured), Doris Younane, Katie Robertson, Roy Joseph and Hugh Sheridan (
With such a diverse cast, the tales that are told are so relatable – unrequited love, caring for an ailing older parent, midlife relationship coming to a crossroads and changing careers – plus all the hilarious high jinks that comes with five adults sharing a home. In tonight’s episode, Younane’s character Heather dominates the script as she turns 50. She’s left her husband and kids to live in the share house and is having a steamy on-againoff-again affair with the resident hot tradie Ben (Peacocke). As she tries to get through the day with as little notice on her birthday as possible, Ainsley (Robertson) plans a surprise party at the house – what could possibly go wrong? And if you’re a
fan, you’ll love seeing Celia Ireland in a totally different role to inmate Liz Birdsworth.