26 February 2006 | trancezendance
hope it returns with Sasha starring and a good script
I watched and taped every episode (as I have no life) hoping against hope that at last there would be something Aussie and watchable on regularly. I saw Rachael Taylor - Sasha - display moments of great power when the script gave her a chance to show her potential. The stereotyped bitch role she plays is mostly predictable - it is much better when she is ambiguous - but the sometimes pedestrian script lets her and the others down. But at times, she absolutely fires. Her passion and anger when it hits home lift the show out of its is smug Australian 'she'll be right' sleepy complacency and cliché. She has presence and she is quite strikingly beautiful - gorgeous in fact - if the strange camera angles and lighting let you see her properly. Rachael has a bright future if she can get some serious parts. There are some other characters and plot lines that are also original and appealing. And some dags too. But the script wanders all over the place and wastes so much time on blind alleys and vacuity. One episode there will be a good writer (or team) and it lifts, the next it stumbles or flounders again. Much of it is unbelievable. The cast is overall pretty good. The script is the key. The script is this show's downfall.