I have been thinking more about this today and feel my biggest concern is the lack of definition/focus. It seems to me, to be a relationship drama but not a confident one. The show doesn’t seem to know what it is. I think they should have honed in further on the “what happens to a country couple when they move to the big smoke and start new lives in the rough and tumble world of the AFL?” idea as the entry point to everything. They kind of did but I wanted more commentary from the Paige character and to see things more through her eyes.
The soapie/melodrama aspects worked for me but the storyline about Annie Maynard’s character getting a promotion while the husband coached fell flat on me. It seemed like virtue signalling and like it was inserted to make a point, rather than fit with the soapie relationship stuff. Perhaps there should have been conflict highlighted or resistance to dramatise it more. Both husband and wife being happy with the new arrangement seemed boring and a bit so whatish.
One of the wives got virtually no airtime at all, which seemed odd.
I still think it has potential and hope it does well, because when Aussie drama is doing good so is the local tv industry and people whose livelihoods depend on it.