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A funny look inside a fictional advertising industry, showing up the tricks, the language, and the scheming, behind the ads. e.g. - Selling cosmetics? Create a "National AV Dermatological ... See full synopsis »
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Series cast summary:
Joel Tobeck ...  Martin Manning 6 episodes, 2009
Stephen Curry ...  McBaney 6 episodes, 2009
Gyton Grantley ...  Sumo 6 episodes, 2009
Kat Stewart ...  Marion West 6 episodes, 2009
Peter O'Brien ...  Bill Brooker 6 episodes, 2009
Jenna Lind ...  Kath Bullock 6 episodes, 2009
Emily Rose Brennan Emily Rose Brennan ...  Barbara Main 6 episodes, 2009
Abe Forsythe ...  Carl 4 episodes, 2009
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A funny look inside a fictional advertising industry, showing up the tricks, the language, and the scheming, behind the ads. e.g. - Selling cosmetics? Create a "National AV Dermatological Foundation", "AV2 technology", and "Micro Biotics", all based on aloe vera.

The main character is Martin, who is forty-something, divorced, and Creative Director for BND, and often has hallucinations showing segments of life as ads. Bill is the new CEO of BND, who has come to re-organize the place, which he does on his first day there. Sumo and Kath are younger creative types. McBaney does most of the 'heavy lifting'.

Marion is marketing director for Daiyonda automobiles, and must work with Martin on ads for her company. She tries to keep them honest, with limited success.

Martin appears to be disillusioned with his work and personal life, and over the six episodes of the show we see his hallucinations and relationships with others, leading to a crisis in his life.

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Great Australian show
1 January 2011 | by brendan-michaelSee all my reviews

This is a sharp and witty take on the advertising industry. It's very funny and easy to watch. Hopefully a second season will happen at some stage to tie a few loose ends up. The six episodes fly by in no time, and left me desiring more time with the characters.

The acting is spot on. The portrayals of all the characters all worked, and easily avoided caricature. They were all endearing in their own way, and were layered in a way that really called for more episodes to flesh them out further.

Overall, this little Australian production should be very proud of what they have created. There definitely need to be more series like this produced for Australian and overseas audiences. Good Australian humour should not be limited to a small platform.


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