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I will say this straight up. I am not an expert on mental illness, I have no degrees, no qualifications, nothing. But I have been surrounded by people who suffer from mental illness. So I have seen first hand knowledge of the questioning that might occur from those suffering particular conditions and with the highs comes the lows. You have to recognise them and be careful not to cause a downhill spiral when a person is at their low.
After some careful thought here are my Top 5 of 2012.
- A Royal Affair
- The Sapphires
- Rust and Bone
- (Tie) Les Miserables / The Artist
Series Two of Rake comes out on DVD in Australia on 7 November.
Just a mini-review:
- The second series probably wasn’t at the top quality of the first series, well that was until the second series finale. The finale is one of the best Rake episodes to air and is on par with the standard of Series One. When the episode ends, you straight away will say, “but what happened to ***** and *****?” (and no the asterisks have no meaning as to whom I am referring to)
- The DVD Extras are a major highlight on the DVD – the Blooper Reel and Behind the Scenes in particular are great.
Episodes Rating: 4 out of 5.
DVD Features: 4.5 out of 5
The finale of ‘Puberty Blues’ airs tomorrow in Australia and it is a fantastic end to the series.
I’ve had a chance to view the finale and am looking forward to doing a re-watch in marathon format (as opposed to week by week format) shortly to see if my opinion of the show changes at all. I will say that in my opinion, the show loses nothing in its transition to DVD, especially when showcasing some locations, such as the ocean/beach scenes.
There are some extras on the DVD including the screen tests of Ashleigh, Brenna and Sean for their respective parts in the series.
The series comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray on Thursday.