800 Words

800 Words

Season 1

DVD - 2016
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George Turner, a recent widower, quits his job as a popular 800-word columnist for a Sydney newspaper. On an impulse, he buys a house online in a remote seaside town in New Zealand. He then has to break the news to his two teenage kids, Shay and Arlo, who just lost their mom and now face an even more uncertain future. When the family arrives in their new home, the colorful and inquisitive locals ensure Turner's dream of a fresh start does not go according to plan.
Publisher: Bethesda, MD : Acorn Media, [2016]
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4572 EIGHT SEASON1 2DISCS
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (363 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
DVD video,4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo,Dolby digital
widescreen (1.78:1)
DVD-video,NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1

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LibraryUser53
Sep 27, 2018

Dramatic-comedy series set in contemporary small-town New Zealand. The best comparison to an American TV series is probably the 1960's series "My Three Sons", although not nearly as corny. The plots involve a recently widowed 40's something upper-middle class professional father and his teenagers, a son and daughter, and the family's adjustment to their loss. This series presents more modern themes however, and is a little more PG-rated than G -- they have a lot of adjusting to do, with the teenage daughter having a particularly difficult time. Good, competent acting for the most part, with a mix of humorous and dramatic situations for the characters to deal with. Good choice for family viewing, with realistic modern-day-family joys and challenges in every 45 minute episode. A bonus: Awesome cinematography of the New Zealand landscape. Recommended.

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slaroche
Aug 07, 2018

Fun light series!! Looking forward to the continuation of this saga!!

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ScorchingSun
Apr 10, 2018

Jovial, warm-hearted humour with some tears to balance the laughs.
Thankfully, the minor disasters of new fish in a strange pond were kept to a minimum,
to focus on the goings-on of an eccentric but endearing cast of characters.

d2013 Jul 25, 2017

Really good start for this series. Some drama but on the light side. Enjoyable and entertaining!

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