Starring: Asher Keddie, Kat Stewart, Matthew Le Nevez, Eddie Perfect, Debra Mailman, Richard Davies, John Waters, Linda Cropper
Offspring really is one of the best Australian TV series, at least for the past few years but it certainly holds a special place in our TV history. This is the darling gem from channel 10, it’s shining light, and it only keeps getting better.
Season 2 was great, but I found Season 3 was just that more engaging and it certainly tackled a lot of interesting issues. I do find it a little difficult to review an entire season of a show, as there is so much to get into, as each episode brings something different. Instead of this being long winded, I’ll try to keep this short and sweet.
This season was very consistent, each episode brought in something, and it was rarely anything other than outstanding television. Once again Asher Keddie as Nina, one of our most amazing current actors, headlines the show. We pick up with Nina in a relationship with Patrick, in such bliss but not everything is going to go smoothly. There is family drama, friendship drama and relationship drama. Nina struggles with a family secret about her father, and the issue of pregnancy. So how will it all turn out? Just watch!
What makes this show work is it is relatable; there are themes and situations on this show that we can all understand in some way. The writing is just superb, as well as the directing and it really is a very visually beautiful show. Of course the acting is a stand out, with Asher never failing to give it her all. The material is just perfect for her, and after three seasons she is Nina, this is her role.
If this is a show you haven’t yet had the pleasure of seeing, drop what you are doing and get Season 1 right here. Or if you haven’t seen this season, give it a shot, it is well worth your time. Heck if you have already seen it, watch it again, Offspring really is a show you can enjoy time and again.
The Australian DVD
Audio/Video: The video is a 16:9 anamorphic widescreen presentation. Audio is presented with Dolby 2.0.
Both the audio and video here are superb, a very nice transfer. Each episode looks and sounds strong.
* Web series Nurses (All episodes)
* The Making Of Australian Story
* Music video “You Make Me Happy”
* Behind the Scenes – Episode 9 and 12
The extra’s here are nice, it is good to have all the episodes from the spin-off web series Nurses included and it is well worth a watch. The Making Of is pretty good and the behind the scenes stuff will certainly stuff please fans. With so many series not having any extra’s, this one has a really nice inclusion.
Thanks to Ben from MadMan for his support.