Outrageous Fortune (TV Series)
Outrageous Fortune is a New Zealand comedy-drama television series, which ran from 12 July 2005 to 9 November 2010 on TV3. The series followed the lives of the career criminals, the West family after the matriarch Cheryl (Robyn Malcolm) decided to play the family straight and abide the law. The show was created by James Griffin and Rachel Lang and produced by South Pacific Pictures.
Like the show itself, episodes took their names from Shakespeare quotations. The show concluded after 6 seasons and 107 episodes making it become New Zealand's longest running drama series. made in New Zealand. The primary cast for shows run consisted of Malcolm, Antony Starr, Siobhan Marshall, Antonia Prebble, Frank Whitten, Kirk Torrance and Grant Bowler appeared in a sporadical role throughout the shows first 5 seasons.
The show premiered on 12 July 2005 and was welcomed by high acclaim. It took out many of the major categories in the New Zealand television awards for its first 4 years, with Malcolm's performance warmly recognised by most New Zealand reviewers. Following the shows success, both America and England adapted Outrageous Fortune into their own respective series, none of which were renewed after the debut season.
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Famous quotes containing the words fortune and/or outrageous:
“My grandmother stood among her kettles and ladles.
Smiling, in faulty grammar,
She praised my fortune and urged my lofty career.
So to please her I studiedbut I will remember always
How she poured confusion out, how she cooled and labeled
All the wild sauces of the brimming year.”
—Mary Oliver (b. 1935)
“One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life.”
—Henry Miller (18911980)