Starring: Asher Keddie, Kat Stewart, Eddie Perfect, Debra Mailman, Don Hany and John Waters
Offspring is without a doubt one of the best and most successful recent Australian shows. And it deserves to be, it is a great and appealing show on every level and it isn’t just for a select group. The show is made for a broad audience, which in part has to do with its success.
You have a great main character with Nina (Asher Keddie, Silver Logie Winner), someone who you really like being around. She makes mistakes like everyone else, she is a real person and this really works in the shows favour. You have the people around her, whether it be family, friends or potential romances, and each of those feels real and natural as well.
Season 2 begins with Nina having to return home, after she wanted to leave all the mess behind. But life is never that simple as we find out along with Nina. Of course it doesn’t take long for her to return to work, and for new interests to show up and complicate her life.
The season has 13 episodes, and it is the perfect amount. It never over stays its welcome and there is never a dull moment. If you haven’t seen the first season (I’m and keeping this spoiler free for those who haven’t), you must seek it out because I guarantee you, you’ll love it! Season 2 is definitely on par, and I think at times it even surpasses it; the show has managed a successful swing into a new season without the quality going down.
Now that it is available on DVD, you can breeze through the episodes and even re-watch them. I have found that Offspring has a great value for that, and once I finished Season 2, I wanted to start back from the beginning again. This is something rare for me to do with Australian shows, as I often don’t take the chance but this is one I am glad I did.
This comes from producers who have given us some of the best Australian shows, The Secret Life Of Us Tangle, Love My Way and Rush. You have some great actors, with Asher Keddie being the highlight, and Deborah Mailman is always fantastic and certainly one of my personal favourite actresses from Australia. Do yourself a favour and grab both seasons of Offspring, you’ll love it!
The Australian DVD
Audio/Video: The video is a 16:9 widescreen presentation. It is a nice transfer, clear and very pleasant on the eyes. Audio is presented with Dolby 2.0. The sound is nice and clear, comes through well, no complaints.
Thanks to Ben from MadMan for his support.