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Wakefield: Episode 5 Season 1, Ep 5
James suffers a loss of identity as Tessa deals with her mother getting rid of all her things. Nik has a lot of unanswered questions over his brothers death when his mother shows up.
Wakefield: Episode 4 Season 1, Ep 4
Kareena tells Nik that his distressing phenomenon and outer body experiences could be from his past trauma that he could be suppressing.
Wakefield: Episode 3 Season 1, Ep 3
Memories of a flood enter Nik's mind as he tries to find the ring that once belonged to his mother. Discovering how much Kareena means to him Nik remembers he used the same ring to once propose.
Wakefield: Episode 2 Season 1, Ep 2
Raff's loyalty to Genevieve is tested when her desires become all too much for him to handle. Nik accidentally injures Tessa when she is set off and almost attacks Linda.
Wakefield: Episode 1 Season 1, Ep 1
Nikhil Katira is a psychiatric nurse working at Wakefield, a facility perched on the edge of Australia's spectacular Blue Mountains. There's one problem - while his patients are getting better, he's getting worse. Episode 1: Nik gets a song stuck in his head and it triggers memories he doesn't understand, while James who is running a business while in the ward, as Ivy cannot cope with crying from a baby. [more inside]
Book: The Lost Man, by Jane Harper
"The three Bright brothers are the overseers of 3,500 square kilometers of land in Queensland, with hours between each of their homes. It’s a vast, unforgiving environment, and no one ever goes far without a full complement of supplies. When 40-year-old Cameron sets out on his own, ostensibly to fix a repeater mast, he never comes home. His body is eventually spotted, via helicopter, curled up by the stockman’s grave, the source of plentiful, and persistent, local ghost stories. Cam’s older brother, Nathan, and their baby brother, Bub, are as perplexed as the cop who’s come all the way from Brisbane to investigate. What was Cam doing by the grave, and what was his Land Cruiser doing nine kilometers away, still fully stocked with supplies, with the keys left neatly on the front seat?" - Kirkus Review
Australian New Wave?
Anyone interested in watching some movies from the Australian New Wave beyond the most well known examples like Mad Max? [more inside]
Tidelands: Home Season 1, Ep 1
After a 10-year prison sentence, Calliope "Cat" McTeer returns home to Orphelin Bay, where her brother Augie is dealing with a fisherman's murder. [more inside]
Dance Academy: Free Falling Season 1, Ep 16
Kat throws herself a birthday party, Abigail stirs up trouble.
Dance Academy: My Life en Pointe First Watch Season 1, Ep 15
A German exchange student, Petra, arrives and now Abigail has one more thing to feel legitimately insecure about. Tension between Tara and Christian continues. Kat's Attitude begins to feel like a Problem, even to her.
Dance Academy: Turning Pointes First Watch Season 1, Ep 14
Abigail's not allowed back to class until she gets psychologically and emotionally healthy, which should mean she's ready when she turns about 45. Miss Raine starts bludgeoning Tara a week early. Kat remains a party girl. Sam tries to coax Abigail away from the dark side. Christian rather maturely puts up with the antics of everyone around him, as he is wont to do.
Dance Academy: Family Season 1, Ep 13
It's recital week and everyone's families are visiting. Or conspicuously absent. [more inside]
Dance Academy: Pressure First Watch Season 1, Ep 12
It's exam week and everybody is on their last nerve.
Dance Academy: One Perfect Day Season 1, Ep 11
It's all about control. [more inside]
Dance Academy: Through the Looking Glass First Watch Season 1, Ep 10
Abigail destroys Tara's possessions, then makes up for it by shoplifting. Christian's friend shows up looking for a place to crash, and we find out how Christian got in trouble with the law.
Dance Academy: Heartbeat First Watch Season 1, Ep 9
Kat's hip hop talents and strong opinions bear good fruit.
Dance Academy: Growing Pains First Watch Season 1, Ep 8
The perils of going through adolescence in a high pressure atmosphere with constant scrutiny and zero privacy.
Dance Academy: Crush Test Dummies First Watch Season 1, Ep 7
The students struggle with the two toughest challenges of teenage life: dealing with crushes, and learning hip hop.
Dance Academy: Perfection First Watch Season 1, Ep 6
The one where everyone behaves less than perfectly.
Dance Academy: Real Men Don't Dance Season 1, Ep 5
Yes they do.
Dance Academy: Behind Barres First Watch Season 1, Ep 3
Christian has to go to either ballet school or jail. It's six of one and half a dozen of the other.
Dance Academy: Week Zero First Watch Season 1, Ep 2
What it says on the tin. It's 0th week and the new intake of students move into the dorm.
Movie: The Babadook
A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her. [more inside]
Movie: 100 Bloody Acres
This 2012 Australian horror comedy tells the story of two brothers who find a new and potent source of organic material for their blood and bone fertilizer business, and some teens who get caught up in their plans. Matt Zoller Seitz of rogerebert.com called it "the best low-budget horror comedy since Shaun of the Dead, and one of the most assured first features in ages." And it's on Watch Instantly! [more inside]