I stumbled onto an Australian program the other night on Netflix.
(By the way, if you have Netflix and a Roku TV, you’re in a world of hurt. There’s a glitch between the two that means you have to jump through hoops to see Netflix on the Roku TV. I end up shutting the entire TV down and restarting it before trying to watch Netflix on it. It’s a software/hardware compatibility problem that is supposed to be solved in the new Roku 8.0 software release, but that won’t be pushed out until November. Netflix works perfectly everywhere else.)
Anyway, back to the program. It’s billed as a show about a female obstetrician and her family. I’m absolutely enthralled by it – and all the characters – especially the lead, Nina, played by Asher Keddie (isn’t that a great name?). She always imagines things happening and I have to confess I’ve done the same thing – with the same kinds of imaginary scenarios. She’s called neurotic, but I find her normal.
I have laughed like a loon in certain sections and cried at others. I’ve learned some great expressions from the show as well.
Kat Stewart plays Billie Proudman, Nina’s sister. I am fascinated by her face. It’s at times gorgeous and at others almost ugly. Love her character. In fact, I think the characterizations in the show are absolutely brilliant. It’s the first show I think I’ve ever watched where I like all the characters. Or can understand them if not actively like them. It’s written, as I said, brilliantly.
Have you watched it? (I’m only on season 4 of 7, so don’t give me any spoilers if you’ve already watched the whole thing.)