Tangle (TV series)

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Tangle
Tangle intertitle.jpg
Current intertitle for Tangle.
Genre Drama
Created by John Edwards
Imogen Banks
Fiona Seres
Written by Fiona Seres
Tony McNamara
Judi McCrossin
Directed by Jessica Hobbs
Matthew Saville
Stuart McDonald
Emma Freeman
Michael James Rowland
Starring Justine Clarke
Catherine McClements
Matt Day
Kat Stewart
Joel Tobeck
Don Hany
Eva Lazzaro
Blake Davis
Lincoln Younes
Kick Gurry
Theme music composer Bryony Marks
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 22 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Hugh Marks (Southern Star)
Kim Vecera (Showtime)
Producer(s) John Edwards
Imogen Banks
Editor(s) Steve Evans
Peter Carrodus
Location(s) Melbourne
Kew
Abbotsford
Running time 50-55 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Showcase
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
576i / 576p (SDTV)
Original run 1 October 2009 – 29 April 2012
External links
Website

Tangle is an Australian drama series for the Showcase subscription television channel. It focuses on the tangled lives of two generations of two families.[1] Tangle is filmed in Melbourne and first screened on 1 October 2009.[2][3] It is written by Fiona Seres, Tony McNamara and Judi McCrossin, and directed by Jessica Hobbs, Matthew Saville and Stuart McDonald.[4] There have so far been three seasons.

Plot[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Tangle revolves around the intertwined lives of the Kovac and Williams families and their network of friends and extended family. Nat Manning (Kat Stewart) returned to her home town of Melbourne after ten years in England on the minor celebrity circuit. She created ripples and then waves in the lives of two clans already struggling under the weight of their myriad secrets. Ally (Justine Clarke) is the devoted wife of builder Vince (Ben Mendelsohn), mother of Romeo and Gigi (Lincoln Younes and Eva Lazarro), who is happy to have her sister Nat back. Politician Tim (Joel Tobeck) had an affair 15 years ago with Nat, and as a result, Nat became pregnant. Tim and his wife Christine (Catherine McClements) patched up their marriage and fought hard for custody of the child, Max (Blake Davis). Divorcee Em is having an affair with married man Vince and doctor Gabriel (Matt Day) has a secret lust for married Ally.

Season 2[edit]

Secretive man Joe Kovac (Kick Gurry), brother of Vince, returns, hoping to become a part of a family he was never allowed into. Spiros Georgiades (Don Hany) is recruited by the party as a political adviser to Tim, and develops an attraction to Christine. Tim makes a bid for the top job of Premier, but is kicked out of the party after an honest press conference. Ally and her children, Romeo and Gigi, make a fresh start in a new house; Nat meets a young, successful man and Gabriel's new outgoing girlfriend, Sophie, looks a lot like Ally (according to Nat).

Season 3[edit]

Season Three will pull apart and look at just how the generations separate from one another and how the ties of family are stretched. Ally sheds some of love's illusions and begins to see life possibilities beyond her family and Gabriel. Both Romeo and Gigi need her less than she'd imagined, but in different ways, as they build their own lives. When Max moves away, Christine flirts with a parallel life at odds with all previous certainties. Gabriel learns his love for Ally is founded in her unavailability and is finally set free. Nat's chaos is the one constant.[5]

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Actor Role First Episode Last Episode
Justine Clarke Ally Kovac 1.01 3.06
Kat Stewart Nat Manning 1.01 3.06
Catherine McClements Christine Williams 1.01 3.06
Joel Tobeck Tim Williams 1.01 3.06
Matt Day Gabriel Lucas 1.02 3.06
Don Hany Spiros Georgiades 2.01 3.06
Blake Davis Max Williams 1.01 3.06
Lincoln Younes Romeo Kovac 1.01 3.06
Eva Lazzaro Gigi Kovac 1.01 3.06
Georgia Flood Charlotte Barker 1.01 3.06
Kick Gurry Joe Kovac 2.01 3.06
Ben Mendelsohn Vince Kovac 1.01 1.10
Lucia Mastrantone Em Barker 1.01 1.09

Supporting cast[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Season 2[edit]

Season 3[edit]

Notable guest cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Showcase renewed Tangle for a third series on 12 December 2010 and production began in June 2011, ending in August.

Tangle is filmed in and around the city of Melbourne, usually set within the more affluent suburbs of the city. The new house in which Ally and her children move to in season three is in Black Rock, and Tim and Christine's house is in Kew. Some other locations that have been used to film throughout the series are:

Broadcast[edit]

Australia

Republic of Ireland

Asia Pacific (numerous countries)

New Zealand

Poland

Canada

DVD Releases[edit]

Season Date Released # Of Episodes # Of Discs Special Features
Series 1 15 April 2010[7] 10 3 None
Series 2 18 November 2010[8] 6 2 None
Series 3 3 October 2012[9] 6 2 TBA
Series 1–3 5 December 2012[10] 22 7 TBA

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result
2010 Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie Tangle Nominated
Outstanding Actress Kat Stewart Nominated
Outstanding Actress Justine Clarke Nominated
Most Outstanding New Talent Eva Lazzaro Nominated
ASTRA Awards Most Outstanding Drama Tangle Nominated
Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor: Male Ben Mendelsohn Won
Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor: Female Justine Clarke Won
Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor: Male Matt Day Nominated
Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor: Female Catherine McClements Nominated
Best New Talent Eva Lazzaro Nominated
Australian Directors Guild Awards Best Direction in a Television Drama Series Stuart McDonald (for episode 1.09) Won
NSW Premier's Awards Script Writing Fiona Seres (for episode 1.01) Nominated
Screen Music Awards Best Television Theme Byrony Marks Nominated
Best Music for a Television Series or Serial Byrony Marks (for episode 1.01) Nominated
IF Awards IF 'Out of the Box' award Eva Lazzaro Nominated
AFI Awards Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama Catherine McClements Won
Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama Justine Clarke Nominated
Best Television Drama Series Tangle Nominated
Best Screenplay in Television Fiona Seres (for episode 2.05 Sleepwalking) Nominated
Best Direction in Television Emma Freeman (for episode 2.06 Lost and Found) Nominated
2011 Logie Awards Most Outstanding Actress Justine Clarke Nominated
Most Popular Actor Don Hany (also for Offspring) Nominated
ASTRA Awards Most Outstanding Drama Tangle Nominated
Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor: Male Don Hany Nominated
Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor: Female Justine Clarke Nominated
Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor: Female Catherine McClements Won
IF Awards IF 'Out of the Box' award Blake Davis Nominated
Screen Music Awards Best Music for a Television Series or Serial Byrony Marks (for episode 2.06 Lost and Found) Nominated
2013 AACTA Awards Best Television Drama Series Tangle Nominated
Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series Tangle Nominated
Most Outstanding Actress Catherine McClements Nominated
ASTRA Awards Most Outstanding Drama Tangle Won
Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor: Male Lincoln Younes Won
Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor: Male Dan Wyllie Nominated
Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor: Female Justine Clarke Nominated
Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor: Female Catherine McClements Won
Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor: Female Eva Lazzaro Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knox, David (24 July 2008). "Star cast ready to Tangle". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 24 July 2008. 
  2. ^ Premieres on Showcase MCN
  3. ^ Airdate: Tangle TV Tonight
  4. ^ Knox, David (26 June 2008). "New Aussie drama series for Showtime". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 24 July 2008. 
  5. ^ Season Three Showtime
  6. ^ http://sohotv.com.au/whats-on/series/55/tangle
  7. ^ Series 1 EzyDVD
  8. ^ Series 2 EzyDVD
  9. ^ Series 3 JB Hi Fi
  10. ^ Series 1-3 JB Hi Fi

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