I must be one of the few people in Australia that haven’t read Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet but I have it on my list to do so. But I’ve been loving the Foxtel series which is airing at the moment.

I originally watched it for Essie Davis because I was at Matriculation College in Hobart with her.

Essie Davis

 Essie was always super-talented and in the cool crowd. I was not ever part of the cool crowd and I’ve loved following her career for years. I must do a blog post on her one day as I think she’s stunning and wonderful and I love seeing Tasmanian girls make it world-wide.

Essie at Cloudstreet launch party with cast members

Even though Cloudstreet is filled with the sort of quirky characters I HATE in Australian shows (I have no idea of why Australians on screen have to be so quirky. Even if I have been described as quirky a few times I have nothing on Australian characters).

Quirkiness aside, there’s still so much of the characters that I can relate to or see in my grandparents or my parents. And the magical touches like the talking pig and the bird that excretes shillings are so lovely. But it’s the HOUSE I have fallen totally in love with and I know I’m not alone here.

This magnificent weatherboard dwelling is enough to convince even the most passionate of brick-lovers like myself that weatherboard is elegant and timeless. This ghostly house that whispers terrible secrets and harbours two families, the Pickles and the Lambs, is hauntingly beautiful in a shabby stunning way.

It’s truly fabulous Australian viewing – here’s a link to the main site if you would like more information. Now I shall finally have to read the book.

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2 Responses

  1. jen storer June 4, 2011 / 5:38 am

    Hi TP I’m so glad you’re enjoying Cloudstreet! It’s just such a perfect adaptation of the book (which i have read three times Ahem) I didn’t know anything about Essie (shame shame) but i think she’s just stunning as Dolly, a powerful performance and i look fwd to sunday nites conclusion. Trilby hats off to them for capturing Wintons style and the book’s magic realism on film. could have easily messed it up. but of course winton co-wrote the screenplay so that’s reassuring. Take care TP jxx

  2. The Curious Cat June 8, 2011 / 11:47 am

    Hello Missy! Found some time to pop over here – shall I refer to this blog as your main one for now?? It is a shame we don’t get this over here so I can get a better idea of what you’re talking about. Hope all is well…will read on and discover! xxx

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