I love streaming TV. The Ala cart way to watch TV is fantastic. I don’t miss the 200 cable channels full of ads. Because of streaming, it is nice to see that the rest of the world is not so fixated on violence as American TV is. I am watching less and less of that venue as each week passes. For this post, I want to introduce you to another Acorn TV streaming show that I am currently in season four of six.
A Place To Call Home is yet another Australian/New Zealand show that has me hooked. Here is a little about it from Wikipedia:
A Place to Call Home is an Australian television drama series created by Bevan Lee for the Seven Network. It premiered on 28 April 2013. Set in rural New South Wales in the period following the Second World War, it follows Sarah Adams (Marta Dusseldorp), who has returned to Australia after twenty years abroad to start a new life and ends up clashing with wealthy matriarch Elizabeth Bligh (Noni Hazlehurst).
It has been described as a “compelling melodrama about love and loss set against the social change of the 1950s”with it six seasons ended in 2018.
The series highlights many of the prejudices of the 1950s and how morals were changing and aristocracies were crumbling. In that time beating your wife was a “private” matter, and population minorities were to be kept in a second class and well below the background. There is lots of drama and, of course, each episode ends dramatically to get you to continue watching. From what I understand, it has got a large following here in the U.S.
If this is not an inducement for you to add AcornTV to your streaming watchlist, I don’t know what is. I am certainly glad that I am able to see more of these type productions from outside the U.S. It kind of helps me to understand that the fixation with guns and violence is much less serious than what I am used to watching. Thank heavens for that. After about 60 episodes, only three people have died in violence. That usually occurs in the first 10 minutes of each American show episode of this nature.
2 thoughts on “Another Acorn Must Watch…”
We enjoyed this series a lot. We watched all of the seasons on CDs, which we borrowed from our library a few years ago.
Wish I could watch the other series you mentioned recently that takes place in NZ, but haven’t figured out how to watch it.
We have a niece and family that live near Wellington, the capital of NZ, and gave been fortunate enough to visit them, so especially enjoy seeing programs about people in that part of the world.
Thanks for the thoughts, Jackie. It’s hard to remember just how much prejudice there was in the 1950s. Especially if you were not one on the receiving end. I love the way they covered so many moral topics in the series.
I’m envious of you, I would love to visit New Zealand, but…