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Yep, it's terrible but I loved it.

It looks like Australia has the same limited number of actors that Great Britain has. Now I know where Jimmy Proudman, the Cleverman and Ander Ellesedil ended up when their shows were canceled. I wonder how many other actors I'll recognize in Season Two, assuming there is one. 

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I can agree with that. In addition to the familiar faces you mentioned there was also Gannicus from Spartacus, Elena from the Fast & Furious movies and Nick, the main character in the Australian teen drama series Heartbreak High that I watched in the 1990s.

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My overall impression of this show is that it is like porn with all the actual porn cut out of it except that people in porn are usually better at acting than the people in this.

It's hard to pick my favorite piece of terribleness here but I did enjoy how in the second episode, Elsa Pataky told her Minion Dude "Cahl MahkTeeeyur eez bahk een tawn. Ah wahnt yu tu sedooose hehr." and he went to the bar and acted like Pepe le Pew and Cal asked him how he could stand the mosquitoes in the tidelands he said "I do not mind ze mosquitoes. I like to be sucked." while wiggling his eyebrows. 

It is also a bold acting choice on Elsa's part to make her character speak with an exaggerated Yuropeeeahn aksont, especially given that she doesn't sound anything like that in real life.

Speaking of Elsa's Minion Dude, Augie seems to be really, really, creepily interested in the idea of his sister having sex with the guy. He's brought it up about 5 times in 3 episodes, like when the guy was in front of their truck and he was like "He's right there if you want to bang him!" Like, simmer down with the weird voyeuristy incesty vibes there, Auggie. 

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This show is batshit and I love it! I just finished episode 5. Dylan is hot. I'm kinda rooting for Auggie. 

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On 1/2/2019 at 8:51 AM, BaskingsharkGTX said:

It's hard to pick my favorite piece of terribleness here but I did enjoy how in the second episode, Elsa Pataky told her Minion Dude "Cahl MahkTeeeyur eez bahk een tawn. Ah wahnt yu tu sedooose hehr." and he went to the bar and acted like Pepe le Pew and Cal asked him how he could stand the mosquitoes in the tidelands he said "I do not mind ze mosquitoes. I like to be sucked." while wiggling his eyebrows. 

Ha! I was rolling during that scene.  The entire season is basically a bunch of nonsensical stuff, mostly with Cal telling someone to fuck off or Adrielle telling someone to do something, and then later, inexplicably telling them to do the opposite. Dylan especially. 

I thought the Freeform show did a better job with the writing and mythology of the Sirens, but Tidelands was better acted (outside of Pataky). 

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On 1/4/2019 at 1:11 AM, ribboninthesky1 said:

Adrielle telling someone to do something, and then later, inexplicably telling them to do the opposite.

I also like how she keeps walking through the water with her long, flowing, nipple-revealing robes dragging in it. Like, I know you're a siren/mermaid/whatever but isn't that uncomfortably damp? 

The bit where Cal was staring out to sea (which she also does a lot) and Adrielle sloshes up to her through the surf and walks round her in circles going all "Cahl MahkTeeyur, waht has brawt yu bak to zis tahn thaht haaas no luurve fuhr yu? We shahl fahnd aht!" and then just walks off while Cal just stares at her was also extremely funny. Like, haven't sirens/mermaids/whatever heard of personal space?

I didn't know there was a Freeform siren show too - a lot of people I know in the industry were trying to get a mermaid/siren show off the ground during the YA fantasy boom in the 2000's (after vampires and werewolves were done to death, sirens were pretty much the only mythical creature left with enough brand recognition) but nobody could figure out how to get it right. 

Based on this, I think they still haven't!

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On 1/5/2019 at 8:10 AM, BaskingsharkGTX said:

The bit where Cal was staring out to sea (which she also does a lot) and Adrielle sloshes up to her through the surf and walks round her in circles going all "Cahl MahkTeeyur, waht has brawt yu bak to zis tahn thaht haaas no luurve fuhr yu? We shahl fahnd aht!" and then just walks off while Cal just stares at her was also extremely funny. Like, haven't sirens/mermaids/whatever heard of personal space?

Personal space was an issue for Sirens on the Freeform show as well, heh. Your translations are hilarious!

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Did they seriously kill off all of the hot guys? Cory, Auggie and Dylan? I'm hoping Dylan survives. I know I sound shallow, but let's face it, I didn't watch this show for the stellar acting and dialogue :)

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After five episodes, I'm out. Some of the scenery was sensational, but all I hear when I watch is, "Augie! Aauugie! Augiee!! AAUUGIEEE!" and "Cal, CAL, CAL!!!". They're constantly running after each other. Why don't they just stick together!?

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