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Wellington Paranormal 

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Sergeant Maaka and Officers Minogue and O'Leary are members of the Wellington, New Zealand, police. Their job is to investigate paranormal phenomena.
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Mike Minogue Mike Minogue ...  Officer Minogue 19 episodes, 2018-2019
Karen O'Leary Karen O'Leary ...  Officer O'Leary 19 episodes, 2018-2019
Maaka Pohatu Maaka Pohatu ...  Sergeant Maaka 19 episodes, 2018-2019
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Sergeant Ruawai Maaka of the Wellington Police enlists the aid of Officers Minogue and O'Leary to tackle paranormal events in New Zealand's capital city. In a police reality show style, the 6 part series follows these kiwi cops as they investigate cases such as the demon possession of a teenager, a noise complaint at a haunted house and a blood bank robbery. Written by Paul Yates (Producer)

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11 July 2018 (New Zealand) See more »

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Paranormal Event Response Unit See more »

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Karen O'Leary and Mike Minogue ended up playing characters called O'Leary and Minogue in the original film because director Jemaine Clement hadn't come up with any names for their characters, and when Karen O'Leary met him on set he asked her what her character should be called. He decided that her real surname sounded really 'cop' so they decided to use it, and they also decided to use Mike Minogue's surname as well. See more »

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Spun-off from What We Do in the Shadows (2014) See more »

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Quirkily funny and entertaining
9 August 2018 | by grantssSee all my reviews

Officers Minogue and O'Leary are two uniformed members of the Wellington, New Zealand, police. Their work is largely uneventful until they encounter a girl who seems straight out of The Exorcist. Their team-leader, Sergeant Maaka, sets up a secret team to tackle paranormal phenomena. The team is the three of them.

Quirkily funny. Created by Taika Waititi (director of What We Do In the Shadows, Hunt For The Wilderpeople, Boy and Thor: Ragnarock) and Jermaine Clement (of Flight Of The Conchords fame), this captures much of their signature understated, tongue-in-cheek humour.

Not brilliant though. What We Do In The Shadows was superb and I was expecting this to be effectively a TV series of that. However, Wellington Paranormal is less laugh-a-minute, less clever in many respects and feels a bit formulaic after a while. So, disappointing in a way, though I set the bar quite high.


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