It’s taken Rachel and I about three years to work through this series but we last night finally finished the third and final season of SeaChange. I know I posted on the first couple of seasons on the blog a while back, and I wasn’t disappointed by the third season.
I think the only thing I’d add is that I think this is the best Australian TV ever created. While it’s light and fluffy in a lot of respects, coming as it did at the tail end of the 90s (a decade marked by a lot of cynicism and darkness in film and television), this show had its finger on the pulse of what the average Australian really wants in life. (Or at least the average white Australian.)
The writers displayed a deep understanding of Aussies – what makes us happy, what makes us sad. The sense of humour, the portrayal of a close-knit community where everyone pulls together – it was something that everyone could relate to.
You may not agree with everything that happens on the show, and certainly the awkwardness of modern life is portrayed very well – broken marriages, a shifting attitude towards the law. But overriding it is a concern that we all learn to get along and support one another. Is that really what seaside towns are like? I don’t know. But it’s a far cry from what we have in the cities.
If you haven’t seen this show yet, do see it. 5 out of 5.