Satisfaction (Australian TV series)

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Satisfaction
Satisfaction TV Show Logo.jpg
Logo for the series
Genre Drama
Created by Roger Simpson
Starring Kestie Morassi
Alison Whyte
Madeleine West
Diana Glenn
Peta Sergeant
Bojana Novakovic
Dustin Clare
Camille Keenan
Renai Caruso
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 30 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Kim Vecera
Producer(s) Roger Simpson
Andy Walker
Running time 50 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Showcase
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original run 5 December 2007 – 9 February 2010

Satisfaction is an Australian television drama series which screened on the subscription television channel Showcase. It also screens in the Republic of Ireland on free-to-air channel TV3 and its sister channel 3e, and in New Zealand on free-to-air channel TV2 respectively.

The series was filmed in Melbourne, and was created by writer/producer Roger Simpson with producer Andy Walker and executive producer Kim Vecera. It centers around the lives and loves of a group of women who are sex workers in a high class brothel.

Production for the third season began in June 2009 and commenced screening in December 2009.[1]

On December 31, 2010, it was revealed by TV Tonight that Satisfaction was officially cancelled, and that season 3 was the last season in production.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

Satisfaction is set in and around '232', an up-market city brothel. The show is centered around five high class escorts and their manager as they juggle the pressures of their private lives with their profession. Chloe (Diana Glenn) tells her 14-year-old daughter that she works in a casino, but realises that she will fairly soon learn the truth. Mel (Madeleine West) is being pursued by Nick (Robert Mammone), the owner of '232', whose daughter, Natalie (Kestie Morassi), is the manager. Tippi (Bojana Novakovic), a beautiful and vivacious young blonde, is taking classes in creative writing. Heather (Peta Sergeant), a dominatrix, is a lesbian whose partner, Ally, is desperate to have a baby. And Lauren (Alison Whyte), an older woman who works as receptionist, is toying with the idea of moving away from the desk and becoming a prostitute.

Cast[edit]

Season one main cast members from left to right, Diana Glenn as Chloe, Madeleine West as Mel, Kestie Morassi as Natalie, Peta Sergeant as Heather, Bojana Novakovic as Tippi, and Alison Whyte as Lauren

Main cast

Actor Character Season(s) Notes
Diana Glenn Chloe Seasons 1–2 Character left the series.
Kestie Morassi Natalie Seasons 1–3
Bojana Novakovic Tippi Seasons 1–2 Season 2 episodes 1–5
Peta Sergeant Heather Seasons 1–2 Character left the series.
Madeleine West Melany "Mel" Seasons 1–3 Season 3 episodes 1–4, 10
Dustin Clare Sean Seasons 2–3
Alison Whyte Lauren Seasons 1–3
Camille Keenan Amy Season 3
Renai Caruso Tess Season 3

Recurring Cast

Actor Character Season(s)
Robert Mammone Nick Season 1
Sullivan Stapleton Josh Seasons 1–2
Nicholas Bell Alex Seasons 1–2
Jacki Weaver Gillian Season 2
Liam Hemsworth Marc Season 2

Episodes[edit]

Reception[edit]

The series received very positive reviews from critics in Australia. The West Australian gave the show rave reviews, saying "the characters are fleshed out, the drama is feasible and the script is sophisticated enough to side-step the obvious clichés of the sex industry. While the setting and characters are glamorous and gorgeous, there are no Pretty Woman-style illusions about the job...". TV Tonight also thought the series was quite good, noting that "for all its empathy Satisfaction is like dipping your toes into a warm bath and sipping on the best champagne. It skews consciously toward the high end of prostitution to ample success. But like their wealthy clients, you’ll need to be a high-class customer of Foxtel to slip off your shoes first, an irony some programmers may have missed."

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards[edit]

The APRA-AGSC Screen Music Awards are issued by Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) at an annual ceremony.[3][4]

Year Award Category Recipients Result
2008 AFI Awards Best Lead Actress in Television Drama Alison Whyte Nominated
Best Lead Actress in Television Drama Diana Glenn Nominated
Best Direction In Television Daina Reid Nominated
Best Television Drama Series Cast Nominated
ASTRA Awards Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor – Female Alison Whyte Nominated
Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor – Female Bojana Novakovic Nominated
Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor – Female Diana Glenn Nominated
Favourite Drama Series Cast Nominated
Outstanding Drama Series Cast Nominated
Logie Awards Most Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Alison Whyte Won
Most Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Diana Glenn Nominated
Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie Cast Nominated
2009 ASTRA Awards Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor – Female Alison Whyte Won
Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor – Female Madeleine West Nominated
Outstanding Drama Series Cast Won
APRA Awards Best Television Theme Cameron Giles-Webb, Colin Simkins Won
AWGIE Awards Television Series Jo Martino Nominated
Logie Awards Most Outstanding Actor Dustin Clare Nominated
Most Outstanding Actress Madeleine West Nominated
2010 ASTRA Awards Best New Talent Camille Keenan Won
Logie Awards Most Outstanding New Talent Camille Keenan Nominated

International broadcasters[edit]

After its 2008 Australian release, Satisfaction was sold to over 20 countries across the world.

Series[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knox, David (21 January 2009). "Satisfaction wins third series". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 21 January 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2010/12/axed-in-2010.html
  3. ^ "Screen Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Winners – Screen Music Awards". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 28 April 2010. 
  5. ^ TVSA Show Page

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