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Is anyone watching, Deadloch, the Australian comedy-murder mystery?

It's on Prime. It's eight episodes so it requires a commitment but it's hysterically funny. It takes place in a Tasmanian town colonized a decade ago by lesbians who are despised by the local men. The mutilated bodies of town bullies start piling up and a foul-mouthed lesbian investigator from out-of-town is sent in to aid the local cop, also a lesbian. There's an annual festival featuring a lesbian chorale singing "I touch myself" by the Divinyls. Much hilarity ensues.

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by Anonymousreply 34February 10, 2024 2:59 PM

I’m going to check it out.

by Anonymousreply 1August 24, 2023 1:15 AM

Very funny, very good. Typically Australian (blue) comedic notes—what’s not to love?

by Anonymousreply 2August 25, 2023 7:05 AM

Loved it, OP!

by Anonymousreply 3August 25, 2023 7:11 AM

Thanks OP, will try and report back.

by Anonymousreply 4August 25, 2023 7:17 AM

It’s very funny and has high production values for an Australian streamer. Has a bit of a Kath n Kim vibe but with dead people!

by Anonymousreply 5August 29, 2023 9:49 AM

That’s not funny.

by Anonymousreply 6August 29, 2023 12:21 PM

It's funny and worth watching.

by Anonymousreply 7August 29, 2023 12:44 PM

Am now, thanks OP! Needed something just like this.

by Anonymousreply 8August 29, 2023 5:33 PM

I loved it! I recommend another Australian series, Frayed. Similar sense of humor.

by Anonymousreply 9August 29, 2023 10:56 PM

Funny lesbian is an oxymoron.

by Anonymousreply 10August 29, 2023 11:53 PM

This sounds really funny. It better be funny like The Windsors, an A+ DL recommendation, and not a dud like Schitt's Creek.

by Anonymousreply 11August 29, 2023 11:56 PM

I love all the cunting.

by Anonymousreply 12August 30, 2023 11:46 AM

It was very good. So much cunting.

by Anonymousreply 13October 30, 2023 1:43 AM

R9 yeah we watched Frayed, it was great. Set mostly in Newcastle, which is very similar to the town I grew up in

by Anonymousreply 14October 30, 2023 2:02 AM

Yes! I loved it!

by Anonymousreply 15October 30, 2023 2:04 AM

Really enjoyed it. From that part of the world and funny as well: Fisk.

by Anonymousreply 16October 30, 2023 2:23 AM

Wish we could get Fisk's second season.

by Anonymousreply 17October 30, 2023 10:18 AM

For those who like Deadloch, it is written by the Kates, who have become quite the Australian comedy institution. The link is to an episode of their first hit, The Katering Show, which is a few years old now. There are many other examples of their work on YouTube if you like them.

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by Anonymousreply 18October 30, 2023 1:03 PM

Thank you, r18, for posting that link. I've been watching their sketch comedy and it's so FUNNY! This is the first funny thing DL has recommended since The Windsors!

by Anonymousreply 19November 7, 2023 12:12 AM

Male nudity?

by Anonymousreply 20November 7, 2023 12:15 AM

There is some in the first episode. I don't know about the rest.

by Anonymousreply 21November 7, 2023 12:18 AM

Thank you, OP, I am going to check the series out. I need a good laugh.

by Anonymousreply 22November 7, 2023 12:23 AM

OP, I am currently watching, The Sixth Commandment on prime about a gay priest. It’s a great unsettling, shocking and tragic four part true story series. He has always longed for a gay relationship. Finally, in his elderly years he finds a twink (to him) and he is thrilled. But is this twink legit…?

by Anonymousreply 23November 7, 2023 12:29 AM

R23 oops, here is the trailer.

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by Anonymousreply 24November 7, 2023 12:31 AM

R23 Thanks, but I’m trying to keep things light these days.

by Anonymousreply 25November 7, 2023 12:54 AM

So glad you liked it, R20. You will never again see risotto as anything but "hot, wet rice".

Their subsequent show was called Get Krackin'. It's a sendup of morning TV, and they also star in it. At least some of that is on YouTube as well. They were much admired before Deadloch, but it has really cemented them as a force in comedy.

Other recent Australian comedies that are on streaming are Fisk (Netflix, I believe) and Colin from Accounts (should be on a Fox-related outlet, as it's on Binge here which is a bit like HBO Max). Not Kate-related, and not as DL-style mordant as Kate McCartney, but both of them light and truly funny.

by Anonymousreply 26November 7, 2023 11:43 AM

Thank you, r26/r18. I came back to ask for more suggestions.

by Anonymousreply 27November 20, 2023 12:24 AM

Colin from Accounts? He should give me a jingle. We have so much to talk about and share!

by Anonymousreply 28November 20, 2023 1:16 AM

I watched the first few episodes, but that second lead, Madeleine Sami, playing Eddie Redcliffe is so fucking annoying I found myself yelling at the TV. I had to turn it off.

by Anonymousreply 29November 20, 2023 1:22 AM

[quote] Their subsequent show was called Get Krackin'.

Oof, that show was terrible. The chaos didn’t quite work.

by Anonymousreply 30November 20, 2023 1:34 AM

Sorry, Ginny, but Colin is the dog in the show.

by Anonymousreply 31November 20, 2023 12:43 PM

R19/27, I really enjoyed the new The Artful Dodger, which is Australian. It's on Disney here. Looks like maybe Hulu in the States? One of the writer-producers is Andrew Knight, who was a major force on Rake, and although billed as a drama it has that same lightness of touch and a lot of funny moments. David Thewlis is wonderful as Fagin.

by Anonymousreply 32December 3, 2023 1:32 PM

For Deadloch fans, Kate Box won Best Performance in a Comedy Series for it tonight on the Australian AACTA Awards, which are our most prestigious TV and film awards. The [other] Kates also won Best Screenplay for Episode 1 of Deadloch.

Colin from Accounts won Best Comedy, in a field that included Deadloch, Fisk and the very snappy satire Utopia. (HBO Max is called Binge here. Brammall said it was good to be "part of the Binge family". Dyer interjected, "Yeah, it's a lot more fun than the Purge family.")

Margot Robbie won Best Actress in an international film, and also a Trailblazer award for her work in both acting and production. She was there in person and made a very nice speech, which sounded both humble and genuine.

by Anonymousreply 33February 10, 2024 12:58 PM

Good show, it started a little slow but when the bodies started to pile up I got very invested. I hope it was successful enough to get a second season.

by Anonymousreply 34February 10, 2024 2:59 PM
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