Category Archives: Season 1

Playing for Keeps–Season 1 Finale

I’ll be reviewing the season finale character by character: Connor and Tahlia—At the start of the episode it’s established that they have broken up with Connor leaving and Paige moving in (I’ll get to that in a minute). Despite their break-up, they didn’t really interact until the second half of the episode when Tahlia made the decision to auction off

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Playing for Keeps–Season 1, Episode 7

Connor, Tahlia, Brian and Kath—Now that the truth of Connor’s affair with Kath is out, now he and Tahlia have to deal with the fallout. The episode kicks off with them in therapy. Despite their best efforts to try the exercises the therapist recommends, Tahlia can’t help herself and asks Connor questions, where he reveals he only proposed to Tahlia

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Playing for Keeps–Season 1, Episode 6

This was the best episode of Playing for Keeps so far and I’ll tell you why as I review this episode character by character: Tahlia, Kath and Connor—I’m starting with them as the episode mostly revolved around them. Tahlia is planning hers and Connor’s engagement party and as usual, is trying to make as big and pretentious as possible. Meanwhile, Connor

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Playing for Keeps–Season 1, Episode 5

This episode went to great lengths to provide a contrast in the relationships of the main players by kicking off with Connor & Tahlia and Brian & Kath waking up in bed together, and a flashback to Paige’s drunken antics after she got home from her night out in the previous episode, setting the smoke alarm off with her sausages

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Playing for Keeps–Season 1, Episode 4

Surprisingly this episode didn’t focus on the inquest or Rusty’s lying on the stand, instead this episode focused more on character development: Maddie and Trav—Their subplot was brief but interesting. At Jack’s wake she mentioned that she was struggling with the additional responsibilities in her new job and in this episode it’s actually focused on as she manages to find

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Playing for Keeps–Season 1, Episode 3

Since a lot happened in this episode, I’m going to be reviewing it character by character. Jessie and Rusty—The episode kicks off with Maddy going to see Jessie and discovering a positive pregnancy test in the trash. Although this isn’t touched on until later in the episode, the focus shifts to Rusty’s girlfriend, Carly, at Kath’s house during the next

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Playing for Keeps–Season 1, Episode 2

Now that the pilot has come and gone and the premise has been established, the show can now focus on its main story arc—the mystery of Jack’s death. The episode kicks off with Jack’s memorial service, where Rusty is drinking too much and Paige comforts Jessie. When Brian and Kath go home the press are waiting for them and Brian

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Playing For Keeps–Pilot

The TV Week 2018 Previews issue briefly described Playing for Keeps as a show that focuses on the off-the-field lives of Australian Rules Football wives and girlfriends (WAGs). This pilot established this premise perfectly–focusing specifically on five WAGs: Kath (Madeleine West), Maddy (Annie Maynard), Tahlia (Olympia Valance), Jessie (Isabella Giovinazzo) and Paige (Cece Peters). Since the show will be focusing

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