Any fans of McLeods Daughters here? It is such a beautiful series. It was televised in the U.S. on WE (Womens Entertainment Television) before that channel turned really raunchy. Ive always hoped that it would be brought back to American television. Although the series is thoroughly Australian, at least half the cast is comprised of kiwi actors.
A little bit about McLeods Daughters:
An award-winning Australian drama series that aired on the Nine Network from 2001 to 2009. It tells the story of two sisters, Claire and Tess McLeod, who are reunited after when they inherit a vast outback cattle station. Thrown together after 20 years apart they pull together an all-female workforce and commit to life at Drovers Run in South Australia.
Jack McLeod dies and leaves his heavily mortgaged family farm, Drovers Run, to his daughters. Tess returns home to the place she left more than 20 years before. Jack was first married to Prudence and they had a daughter Claire and a son Adam. He married Ruth Silverman, and they have a daughter, Tess. The two girls were close growing up, but were separated when Ruth took 5-year-old Tess back to the city.
Tess hopes to cash out her share of the farm and opening a cafe in the city, but is disappointed to be met with a less-than-rosy financial picture and the open resentment of her older sister. Claire fires the male workforce and the sisters run the farm themselves, with the help of housekeeper Meg Fountain, her daughter Jodi, and local girl Becky. The tentative partnership is the first step in the reunited sisters' effort to heal old wounds, improve their relationship, and lift the property out of debt.
Dont worry ladies there are tons of gorgeous men on the show also.
McLeod's Daughters is the first prime-time drama series to be filmed entirely in South Australia. It is filmed on a working property located in the Light Regional District, between the townships of Gawler and Freeling, one hour north of Adelaide.
The property, Kingsford, is surrounded by 135 acres (55ha) of farming land, it took over 30 years to build and was finished in 1856. It is isolated among the hills and gives a clear 360 degree view. Being able to film on a working farm would be fundamental to the success of the series.
Although Kingsford was a grand property in its day, it is now quite run down - a look that was important for the production design of the series, as the McLeod family has no money for maintenance. While filming the series the property had 150 sheep, 100 cattle, 15 horses, working dogs and a team of stockmen. In other words, the fictional Drovers Run property is a central character in the story of the McLeods.
The cinematography for McLeod's Daughters is vast and the composition is beautiful. Director of Photography, Roger Dowling has masterfully created the illusion that the series is shot on a 20,000 acre property in the Australian bush. McLeod's Daughters is shot on Super 16mm film, The show uses three cameras, two on main unit and a third on second unit.
My apologies to everyone for going long. I may have gotten carried away. I love being introduced to new television particularly from another country & hope that everyone here will turn me on to some new shows too.
Sherry I will understand if you wish to remove this post.
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