The first series isn’t the best. It’s OK, but it wasn’t exactly a show you’d religiously dedicate yourself to week after week. The characters [back then] weren’t that interesting, and neither were the storylines
“Stingers : The Complete First Season”
Starring: Peter Phelps, Joe Petruzzi, Kate Kendall, Ian Stenlake, Anita Hegh, Jessica Napier.
It’s hard to impress Australians with cop shows, now, if only because they’ve been done to death. Sure, we’ve always been good at making them, and hardly any of them fail, but like anything, there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing.
What “Stingers” did is it roughed up the genre, and put a new edgy spin on it. Whilst shows like “Blue Heelers” and “Homicide” were – for the best part – squeaky clean boys-in-blue weekly mystery series’, this one reinvented the wheel by mixing it up a little. Basically, there was nothing ‘squeaky-clean’ about it at all. Everyone in it had their problems, everyone had a skeleton or two in their closet, and mysteries weren’t always resolved within a 42-minute time frame. In some respects, it felt realer, because of the ‘slightly stuffed up’ world it depicted.
Granted, the first series isn’t the best. It’s OK, but it wasn’t exactly a show you’d religiously dedicate yourself to week after week. The characters [back then] weren’t that interesting, and neither were the storylines. But later, about midway through the second season, they really hit their stride – characters became fleshier, episodes became more exciting, and audiences warmly accepted the ‘at home’ storylines of the leads.
Peter Phelps – playing the ringleader of a deep undercover unit of the Australian police – remained with the show until its final season, which is good, because he was definitely the best thing in it.
Reviewer : Clint Morris
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Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.