Category Archives: Season 1

Love Child–Season 1, Episode 6

This episode is the start of the lies and secrets unravelling. I think it was interesting but ultimately the right choice to have the unravelling happen two episodes out from the finale. There’s a part of me that thinks it will happen too quickly as it’s so close to the end, however if it happened before the halfway point, it would

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Love Child–Season 1, Episode 5

This episode was the best in terms of dramatic stakes. The protest scenes at the beginning of the episode were fantastic–realistic, dramatic enough and well done. The chase between Johnny and Pete ending in dramatic fashion, complete with the soundtrack stopping abruptly was perfect. It was the perfect set-up for the dramatic A-story of the episode.

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Love Child–Season 1, Episode 4

Another solid episode. however for an episode that is marking the halfway point of the first season, it seemed a little flat, like a filler. The performances between Jonathon LaPaglia, Maya Stange and Jessica Marais, throughout the Rose subplot were brilliant. Jonathon LaPaglia’s performance as the new father trying to reassure Eva that she was a good mother was sweet

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Love Child–Season 1, Episode 3

This episode was solid with a lot of revelations and twists. A highlight for me was the subplot revolving around Patricia and her mother. Both Harriet Dyer’s and Lucy Bell’s performances were spectacular. From the awkwardness of first seeing each other, to Patricia getting her hopes up only to have them taken away, to the inevitable but powerful confrontation between

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Love Child–Season 1, Episode 2

This episode was solid and a lot less packed than the pilot, which I appreciated. A couple of weeks have passed, the Moon Landing is around the corner, Shirley’s in-laws are in town and Annie is trying to return to a normal life. Shirley dealing with her in-laws visiting unexpectedly was filled the right amount of tension and expanded her

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Love Child–Season 1, Episode 1

The pilot of Love Child had to be one of the most compelling and packed pilots that I’ve ever seen. We are introduced to every single major character–Joan, the progressive and optimistic midwife, Frances Bolton, Matron of Stanton House, Dr Patrick McNaughton the charming obstetrician, Shirley Ryan, the mysterious older Stanton House resident and Johnny, Shirley’s draft resisting boyfriend. Last

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