Chances

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The Nine Network (ended 1992)

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Chances

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Based around the Taylors, a family that suddenly find themselves rich, Chances was an attempt at a nighttime soap for adults that liked their stories raunchy. The main character Alex found himself thrown into a world of drugs, sex, gangsters and a mysterious figure that appeared to guide his every move. A lot of the characters met their end in incredible ways but the production team behind Chances was rock solid with people from Neighbours and A Country Practice involved.

David Phillips, a prolific writer, was the drive behind the series as senior writer and story consultant. In the end the stories became wilder and the focus of the series changed to include a less liked character base at a mysterious advertising group called Waco. It lasted just over a year.

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  • This soap was a joke at it's peek and from there quickly deteriated

    1.0
    What could have been an interesting concept, following the fortunes of a family that wins the lottery, quickly decended into a flesh feast and farce of story lines in a desperate attempt to win ratings. If it's T&A your after then this has it in spades, I don't think there was an actor or actress on the show that didn't have to strip naked at one time or another. The various sketch comedy shows of the time tried to send it up but they couldn't do worse then the show did to itself.



    The biggest question is how did it last so many episodes. Oh and the only reason it gets a 1 rating is because it woun't let me give a lower score.moreless
  • Truly awful

    3.7
    I like my camp trash as much as the next soapaholic but there wasn't a single redeeming feature of Chances that I can identify.



    The cast was largely weak with one or two exceptions and none of them were particuarly attractive enough to warrant the gratuitous nudity. As far as the storylines were concerned, they were not only bizarre but also disturbing. For example Jeremy Sims' mute nymphomaniac teenage bride, vampires and Nazi organisations (in suburban Melbourne? Really?) may look funny on paper but are horrendous in execution. I'd like to say it adds up to a fun show but it was just a convoluted mess. Don't waste your money on the DVDs, even for curiosity value.moreless
  • When Oz soaps go mad!

    7.5
    What started out as your run-of-the-mill 'family wins lotto and life's turned upside down' night time soap somehow mutated into a tale of vampires, gay hunched back manservants and sex starved 20somethings. All set around an advertising agency and a yacht club... there was more T&A then you could poke a remote at, watch back DVDs of this '90s drama gone beserk and you still acn't figure out what the writers were on! See The Panel's Kate Langbroek topless, watch Jeremy Sims unveiled as an angel and see The Castle's Michael Caton as a mioddle aged sex god...moreless
  • WHEN BEING AN ADULT SEEMS ALL TOO DIFFICULT, THERE'S NOTHING LIKE THE WARM HUG OF NOSTALGIA TO SHIELD YOU FROM THE REAL WORLD.

    Aussie TV we want on DVD

    What better than some home-grown TV shows on DVD to take you back to the days of after-school slurpees, Saturday mornings in your jammies, or when your favourite stars were fresh-faced newbies? These series haven't been given the chance to fit the bill yet.

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