800 Words

800 Words

Season 1

DVD - 2016
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George Turner, a recent widower, quits his job as a popular 800-word columnist for a Sydney newspaper. On an impulse, he buys a house online in a remote seaside town in New Zealand. He then has to break the news to his two teenage kids, Shay and Arlo, who just lost their mom and now face an even more uncertain future. When the family arrives in their new home, the colorful and inquisitive locals ensure Turner's dream of a fresh start does not go according to plan.
Publisher: Bethesda, MD :, Acorn Media,, [2016]
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (363 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Apr 20, 2017

After all of the hype I have heard about this series, I was disappointed a bit with how shallow the storyline actually was. I believe this would appeal more to teens/20's than mature adults.

Mar 24, 2017

This is one of my favorite TV series. The first couple of episodes slowly unfolded, and revealed a whole host of quirky characters that live in the town of Weld. In a way this show reminds me of Doc Martin, in which characters that are social inept struggle to get through life, sometimes in very humouros ways and at other times very poignant ways.

The show gets you hooked as you watch. I've already started season 2 and there are several interesting twists and turns in the plot.

Feb 10, 2017

Love this show! It's pretty new so maybe there will be more seasons of it made. It's got a bit of romance, mystery and great character development. Not exactly BBC but Australan - New Zealand and takes a similar approach as many BBC TV shows.

Feb 07, 2017

I have only watched the first (4) episodes of this series and I love it. Such interesting characters like Woody the handyman; the policeman who is also the taxi driver after the fundraiser for the fundraiser wine and cheese party. Those of you waiting in line for this DVD will not be disappointed. I hope the library also acquires season two of this series.

Dec 26, 2016

I got bored after 30 mins. One could almost predict what was going to happen.


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