A Place Called Home: Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2

My dear friend Julia suggested I try Acorn’s Australian soapy drama, A Place Called Home. It’s fun, it’s sassy, it’s full of mystery and intrigue with memorable characters. It’s take place in the 1950’s, after the war. I love the lead character Sarah who’s already showing signs of PTSD. I love the female daughter Anna who struggles with a love out of her class. And I love the father George who becomes instantly smitten with Sarah. But it is the son, James who takes up most of my head space. James is not-so-secretly gay. And struggles with a marriage to a woman and attempts to get beyond his sexual orientation. It’s the 1950’s so you can imagine how this goes. I’d love to keep watching A Place Called Home, but it pains me to see James go through his young life trapped in a world where he’s doomed to fail. I just can’t. Not because it’s a bad series. Because James’ pain is too much for me to absorb right now. Maybe later. 3 out of 5.

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