Whatcha’ Watchin’ – Rosehaven
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I have just discovered Rosehaven, an Australian comedy on ABC, right as the 2nd season is about to begin! Thankfully the whole first season is available on ABC iview!
The show was written by, and stars, Celia Paquola and Luke McGregor, who you might recognise from Utopia.
The show follows Daniel as he moves back to the small Tasmanian town where he grew up to run his Mum’s real estate agency while she recovers from back surgery.
This is a really intelligent comedy. One of the things I like most about Aussie comedy is that it’s quite understated – the humour is in the relatability.
Daniel’s best friend Emma joins him in Rosehaven after her new husband dumps her on her honeymoon. The two of them have to work out how to handle the eccentric personalities of the tiny town. The neighbourhood watch don’t want the locksmith’s son (a hoarder that Emma is utterly fascinated with); Daniel confronts his childhood bully; Emma is trying to avoid telling her mother about her marriage breakdown… and… Just because, Rosehaven even has its own 24 hour emergency butcher!
The show is rated M and contains some sexual references, but is mostly just hilarious scenarios involving 2 best friends and a small town!
Have a listen here.
The Emma and Bailey Show