You probably don’t know the Wakefield stars – but believe me, watching a psychological drama coming on Monday (October 18th) in the early ’80s won’t get you out of your head with a pop song from the early’ 80s. ) At Showtime.
The song, or “ear worm,” is, as one of the show’s protagonists put it, an ongoing theme in an eight-episode series produced and filmed in Australia, which aired on ABC TV earlier this year. And that’s just one of the many facets of Wakefield’s arrests, the stories of staff and patients working at a beautiful psychiatric hospital in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.
The protagonist of the show is Nick (Rudi Dharmalingam), a compassionate nurse who loves to dance (another topic) and can connect with Wakefield patients there at a level no one else has, including Chief Physician Kareena Wells (Geraldine Haykwell), who is also Nick’s ex-girlfriend. Nick stopped getting a medical degree. he felt he wanted to do just that, and it was clear how his accusations cared for him and how he communicated with him. Among these patients is an entrepreneur who is after an overdose and wants to close a big business deal (Dan Weili); a young mother with postpartum depression (Megan Smart) who also takes care of her daughter, who was born in Wakefield; manic-depressed landscape gardener (Harriet Dayer), unable to control his sexual desire; and an overweight collector (Bessi Holland), with her mother, always hiding behind dark sunglasses.
Their stories, the same events in their lives at Wakefield and told in a linear chronology, are stories about Nick and his colleagues; many scenes involving different characters are revisited, but opened up through different perspectives, which keep things interesting and keep the audience on their toes. You have to pay attention.
Of course, Nick has his own demons, and as they grow up, we can see his family, Karina (dealing with her own problems) and her partner’s personal problems. Let’s go out. -worker and his mental health status (he is the “victim” of the previously mentioned earwax song). The Wakefield staff is a collection of characters they like and dislike, including acting head nurse Linda (Mandy McElinny), who Nick is afraid to take on; Pete (Sam Simmons), he is more suited to Bichon Friese’s two dogs than patients; and Collette (Felicity Ward), a New Age-y nurse who hits her forehead to bring out a positive age. McElynni, Simmons and Ward, who have long been acting resumes in Australia, are uniquely entertaining and entertaining.
Co-written by Sam Michael, Joan Sauers, and Katie Strickland, Kristen Dunfi carefully examines her life, mixing drama, comedy, and even a fantastic series (with a few musical numbers). everyone has had emotional and physical problems – and they’re looking for a way to deal with life inside and outside Wakefield walls.