The story of two families living at opposite ends of the freeway. Bess Denyar is a doctor with a posh mother, Margaret, an architect husband, Danny Bright, and 13-year-old twins, Oscar and ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Annie Maynard ...  Bess Denyar 24 episodes, 2013-2016
Patrick Brammall ...  Danny Bright 24 episodes, 2013-2016
Robyn Malcolm ...  Julie Wheeler 24 episodes, 2013-2016
Michala Banas ...  Amber Wheeler 24 episodes, 2013-2016
Rhys Mitchell ...  Kayne Wheeler 24 episodes, 2013-2016
Madeleine Jevic Madeleine Jevic ...  Brianna Wheeler 24 episodes, 2013-2016
Lara Robinson ...  Edwina Bright 24 episodes, 2013-2016
Harrison Feldman ...  Oscar Bright 24 episodes, 2013-2016
Dougie Baldwin ...  Shawn Van Winkle 24 episodes, 2013-2016
Glenn Robbins Glenn Robbins ...  Wayne Wheeler 24 episodes, 2013-2016
Robyn Nevin ...  Margaret Denyar 24 episodes, 2013-2016
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The story of two families living at opposite ends of the freeway. Bess Denyar is a doctor with a posh mother, Margaret, an architect husband, Danny Bright, and 13-year-old twins, Oscar and Edwina, at a private school. Bess is stunned when she learns she's adopted, but even more so when she meets her birthparents, Wayne and Julie Wheeler; and her three siblings: Amber, Kayne, and Brianna. The 'bogan' Wheelers, who head up a drag-racing team in the outer suburbs, are thrilled to discover the daughter they thought they had lost. Written by anonymous

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The family tree just grew another branch.

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2013 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Bess of Both Worlds See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Gristmill See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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The director Wayne Hope plays Tony the 'Hot lap' driving instructor. See more »

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Remade as Furst Born (2016) See more »

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Not Funny
16 June 2016 | by aew-10See all my reviews

I am an Australian and I appreciate the Australian sense of humour. I gave this a go based on the positive reviews on IMDb. I watched the first three episodes and found them to be singularly unfunny; I laughed perhaps a couple of times all told.

What turned me off straightaway is that the first episode started off with erection references, which were not funny, and then continued by poking fun at the son because he had an erection – funny not. I am not a prude, but I don't need to see this on my TV.

I do not like the main protagonist; some of the other characters particularly in the Wheeler family are much more entertaining.

I dislike making comparisons with other programmes. Nonetheless, when "Modern Family" started, it was fresh and genuinely funny with natural acting, while avoiding the clichés commonly found in American sitcoms. Moreover, the writers incorporated critiques of contemporary society in a subtle understated manner.


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