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Outrageous Fortune

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200618+
This crime-laced comedy-drama follows the Wests, a trashy family of career criminals, as they attempt to clean up their act and live life on the straight and narrow.
Starring
Robyn MalcolmAntony StarrSiobhan Marshall
Genres
ComedyDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Thy Name is Woman
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    August 5, 2006
    45min
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    The West family is attacked on all fronts by an evil malevolent force.
  2. 2. Think Yourself a Baby
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    August 12, 2006
    44min
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    Van's sperm becomes the stuff of legend and Munter takes the piss, Hoochie Mama turns it all the way up to 11 and Pascalle gets herself a bloke.
  3. 3. The Secrets of My Prison House
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    August 19, 2006
    44min
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    Wolf feels violated, Pascalle's new boyfriend has the hots for an entirely different member of the family and Loretta and Grandpa repair a few fences and crack a safe.
  4. 4. This Two-Fold Force
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    August 26, 2006
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    Loretta fights a double-headed parental monster, and Van and Munter are the Cray Brothers.
  5. 5. Shall We to the Count?
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    October 3, 2006
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    Jethro puts himself on the stand as Van becomes Sparky's private fantasy, a Hoochie Mama fantasy gets a man literally crotchless and Pascalle fantasises about Hayden's marital intentions.
  6. 6. The Affliction of His Love
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    October 10, 2006
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    Three women are prisoners of love - and two men are knights in shining armour.
  7. 7. All That Fortune, Death and Danger Dare
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    October 17, 2006
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    A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing: Cheryl gets wind of the Big Job, and her attempts to save Van from Wolf and peril have big consequences. Pascalle decides to share the love and takes up a temporary career in nursing.
  8. 8. The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven
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    October 24, 2006
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    Wolf goes to work, Van goes to the rescue and Cheryl goes to purgatory.
  9. 9. To Be, Or Not to Be
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    October 31, 2006
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    Wolf's disappearance gives everyone a chop to chew on, Cheryl doubts her future with Judd, Pascalle goes bush and Van fears the wrath of Tyson.
  10. 10. The Indifferent Children of the Earth
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    November 7, 2006
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    Cheryl audits her life and Loretta finds she has trusted her education to a worthy opponent.
  11. 11. Get Thee to Bed
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    November 14, 2006
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    There are all manner of bedfellows - some more unlikely than others.
  12. 12. By a Brother's Hand
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    November 21, 2006
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    Van tries to buy a dream home and Pascalle finds her dream job. Meanwhile Munter's middle name is Iago, Judd feels like Judas and Jethro does a Hamlet.
  13. 13. An Old Man is Twice a Child
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    November 28, 2006
    44min
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    Grandpa's safe-cracking attempts nearly bring down the house, and also raise a ghost. Loretta gets the awful truth about a very important question.
  14. 14. Fathers, Mothers, Daughters, Sons
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    December 5, 2006
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    If you accidentally sleep with your half-brother, can that be counted as incest?
  15. 15. O God!
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    December 12, 2006
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    When the least likely person finds salvation, Cheryl stands to lose and Pascalle decides she needs to be born again.
  16. 16. Now Cracks a Noble Heart
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    December 19, 2006
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    Cheryl is happy at last, but hasn't reckoned on a lone Wolf with big plans.
  17. 17. Christmas Special: Wherein Our Savior's Birth is Celebrated
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    December 26, 2006
    1 h 29 min
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    A traditional Kiwi Christmas with a uniquely West family twist.

More details

Directors
Mark BeesleyMike SmithMichael BennettSimon Bennett
Supporting actors
Antonia Prebble
Producers
Mike SmithJohn Laing
Season year
2006
Network
FilmRise
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
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4.4 out of 5 stars

5 global ratings

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Christopher L. CarneyReviewed in the United States on April 18, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
I wanted to like it, but...
I almost made it to the end of season 2, but gave up. I watched Westside first and loved that. So I was excited to learn that a prequel existed. It was a let down, though.

I don't know if it gets better after season 2, but there isn't a single believable character in the show - or plot line for that matter. The main character (not the actress, but the character) is straight up annoying. I found myself cheering against her. The chemistry between Cheryl and Wayne? Ugh. Did anyone really buy into that? The twin brothers, more specifically Van, was just too much. Pascalle was a good contrast to Loretta, but was written as too silly a caricature.

The most redeeming qualities about the show were Antonia Prebble and Grant Bowler.
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Eric JReviewed in the United States on June 10, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Dramady
It's funny and a bit stupid. Kind of a NZ version of Shameless or vice versa. The bone brain who commented that this is the prequel to Westside is a numb nut. Westside is actually the prequel to OF. AND OF is so much more funny and engaging IMO.
Zab RahReviewed in the United States on June 8, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
All Time favorite show
If there ever was a show that pushed the envelope of family drama, this is it. When you think of the most F-Up outcome, they do it. No sugarcoating. Excellent supporting cast, SPARKY!!!!!!. Show gets better until the peak of season 4...5 and 6 are good too. they ended the series at the right time.
Lark RayburnReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gets better with each season
We were very surprised at how much we really enjoyed and got into this show. Absolutely recommend.
Ron BakerReviewed in the United States on December 14, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Fast Times in West Auckland
My favorite dysfunctional Aussies! The girls are ruthless, the boys are clueless, parents are hopeless, the grandfather is senseless and the friends are recidivist!
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