Tangle (TV series)

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 were three seasons.

Tangle
Tangle intertitle.jpg
Current intertitle for Tangle.
GenreDrama
Created byJohn Edwards
Imogen Banks
Fiona Seres
Written byFiona Seres
Tony McNamara
Judi McCrossin
Directed byJessica Hobbs
Matthew Saville
Stuart McDonald
Emma Freeman
Michael James Rowland
StarringJustine Clarke
Ben Mendelsohn
Catherine McClements
Matt Day
Kat Stewart
Joel Tobeck
Don Hany
Eva Lazzaro
Blake Davis
Lincoln Younes
Kick Gurry
Theme music composerBryony Marks
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes22 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersHugh Marks (Southern Star)
Kim Vecera (Showtime)
ProducersJohn Edwards
Imogen Banks
Production locationsMelbourne
Kew
Abbotsford
EditorsSteve Evans
Peter Carrodus
Running time50–55 minutes
Production companySouthern Star
Release
Original networkShowcase
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
576i / 576p (SDTV)
Original release1 October 2009 (2009-10-01) –
29 April 2012 (2012-04-29)

PlotEdit

Season 1Edit

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 the United Kingdom 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). Ally’s husband Vince is having an affair with divorcee Em, and doctor Gabriel (Matt Day) has a secret lust for Ally. Vince is unexpectedly killed in a random auto accident.

Season 2Edit

With Vince now gone, Vince’s secretive brother Joe Kovac (Kick Gurry) 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 3Edit

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 and Ally finally get together as Nat reconnects with the sinister Michael Chubbievsky, a suspected drug dealer. Nat's chaos is the one constant.[5]

CastEdit

Main castEdit

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 castEdit

Season 1Edit

Season 2Edit

Season 3Edit

Notable guest castEdit

ProductionEdit

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:

BroadcastEdit

Australia

Republic of Ireland

Asia Pacific (numerous countries)

New Zealand

Poland

Canada

United Kingdom

United States

  • Amazon Prime Video[9]

DVD ReleasesEdit

DVD title Date Released Episodes Discs ACB rating Runtime
Series 1 15 April 2010[10] 10 3 M 534 minutes
Series 2 18 November 2010[11] 6 2 MA15+ 303 minutes
Series 3 3 October 2012[12] 6 2 MA15+ 317 minutes
Series 1–3 5 December 2012[13] 22 7 MA15+ 1154 minutes
Seasons 1–3 (repackaged) 21 April 2021[14] 22 7 MA15+ 1154 minutes

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Category Nominee(s) Result Ref(s)
AACTA Awards
2010 Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama Catherine McClements Won [15]
Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama Justine Clarke Nominated
AACTA Award for Best Television Drama Series Tangle (Season 2) Nominated
Best Screenplay in Television Fiona Seres (for 2x5) Nominated
Best Direction in Television Emma Freeman (for 2x6) Nominated
2013 Best Television Drama Series Tangle (season 3) Nominated [16]
ASTRA Awards
2010 Most Outstanding Drama Tangle (Season 1) Nominated [17]
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
2011 Most Outstanding Drama Tangle (Season 2) Nominated [18][19]
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
2013 Most Outstanding Drama Tangle (Season 3) Won [20]
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
Australian Director' Guild Awards
2010 Best Direction in a Television Drama Series Stuart McDonald (for 1x9) Won [21]
IF Awards
2010 "Out of the Box" Award Eva Lazzaro Nominated
2011 "Out of the Box" Award Blake Davis Nominated
Logie Awards
2010 Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie Tangle (Season 1) Nominated [22]
Most Outstanding Actor Ben Mendelsohn Nominated
Most Outstanding Actress Justine Clarke Nominated
Most Outstanding New Talent Eva Lazzaro Nominated
2011 Most Outstanding Actress Justine Clarke Nominated [23]
Most Popular Actor Don Hany (also for Offspring) Nominated
2013 Most Outstanding Drama Series Tangle (Season 3) Nominated [24]
Most Outstanding Actress Catherine McClements Nominated
NSW Premier's Literary Awards
2010 Script Writing Fiona Seres (for 1x1) Nominated
Screen Music Awards
2010 Best Television Theme Bryony Marks Nominated
Best Music in a Television Series or Serial Bryony Marks (for 1x1) Nominated
2011 Best Music in a Television Series or Serial Bryony Marks (for 2x6) Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Tangle - Season 1". amzprime.maft.uk. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Tangle". player.stv.tv. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  9. ^ "Tangle - Season 1". Amazon. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  10. ^ Tangle - Series 1. booktopia.com.au. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  11. ^ Tangle Series 2. booktopia.com.au. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  12. ^ Tangle Series 3. booktopia.com.au. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  13. ^ Tangle The Complete Series 1 - 3 (7 Discs). booktopia.com.au. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  14. ^ Tangle Seasons 1-3. booktopia.com.au. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  15. ^ "AACTA Awards 2010". aacta.org. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  16. ^ Goodacre, Kate (4 December 2012). "AACTA Awards 2013 nominees: The Voice Australia, The Sapphires, more". digitalspy.com. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  17. ^ Knox, David (14 May 2010). "ASTRA Awards 2010: Nominees". Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  18. ^ Knox, David (30 May 2011). "ASTRA Awards 2011: Nominees". Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  19. ^ Knox, David (22 July 2011). "LifeStyle Channel dominates 2011 ASTRA Awards". Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  20. ^ Knox, David (29 April 2013). "ASTRA Awards 2013: Nominees". Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  21. ^ "Australian Directors Guild unveils 2010 award winners". if.com.au. 24 September 2010. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  22. ^ "2010 Logie Awards". australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  23. ^ "2011 Logie Awards". australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 27 June 2021.
  24. ^ "2013 Logie Awards". australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 27 June 2021.

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