A recently widowed father, quits his job as a popular 800 word columnist for a top selling Sydney newspaper. Over the internet he buys a house on an impulse in a remote New Zealand seaside town. He then has to break the news to his two teenage kids who just lost their mum, and now face an even more uncertain future. But the colourful and inquisitive locals ensure his dream of a fresh start does not go to plan.

800wordss2p1dvdStudio: Acorn Media
Year: 2017
Release Date: April 18, 2017
Run time: 364 minutes
Rating: NR

Audio: Dolby Digital mix
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Disc Spec: 2 DVD
Region: 1

This is a “feel good”, family oriented series. Typical of the genre, Single Dad has two teenage children, and all the problems that brings! The problems dealt with in each episode are all neatly resolved by the end of each episode. There are the usual stereotypical characters e.g annoying but useless handyman, beautiful and multi-talented schoolteacher, evil town Patriarch, etc. Everyone is impossibly good- looking, and at the end of each episode, all one wants to do is to move to this “Mayberry” in New Zealand.

Movie Quality: 8.5/10

Special Features

  • Interview with Erik Thomson

Special Features: 2/10

Final Thoughts

Apparently, one cannot get by with what people think and sometimes not caring becomes a dual edged sword. Very inspiring story with the things that makes you feel what makes us human
Overall Rating: 8/10