800 Words

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  • TV-PG
  • 2015
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.0  (2,665)

800 Words is an Australian/New Zealand TV show that premiered on August 2015 and ran until late 2018. It was created by James Griffin and Maxine Fleming and stars Erik Thomson, Melina Vidler and Benson Jack Anthony in lead roles. The show follows the story of George Turner, played by Erik Thomson, who is a newspaper columnist from Sydney. George has recently lost his wife, and he decides to move to a small town of New Zealand, called Weld, along with his two teenage kids, Arlo and Shay, played by Benson Jack Anthony and Melina Vidler, respectively. George was initially only planning to move to Weld for a year, but the town grows on him, and he decides to stay.

George is a likable character, charming and a little bit quirky. He has an ability to write well and has been writing for a Sydney newspaper for quite some time. Despite his wit, he is also a sensitive character, who is grieving over losing his wife. George is also dealing with the challenge of raising two teenagers on his own, and this leads to situations that are both funny and challenging.

Arlo is George's son, and he is a typical teenage boy. Arlo is a smart kid but also a bit of a troublemaker. He is not happy about moving to Weld and feels like his whole life has been turned upside down. Arlo's character goes through significant changes throughout the show, and he becomes more and more likeable as the series progresses.

Shay is George's daughter, and she is more responsible than Arlo. Shay is a sensitive and caring person, who is always looking out for her father and brother. She is passionate about environmental activism and is always looking for ways to make a difference in the world.

The Turner family moves to Weld, a small and close-knit community, where George rents a house, sight unseen. They quickly realize that the house is in need of significant repairs, and the community becomes involved in helping George fix up the house. Initially, the locals are standoffish towards the Turners, but they eventually warm up to them, and the Turners become a part of the Weld community.

The show explores the day to day lives of the Turner family, in the quaint and picturesque setting of Weld. The show has a light-hearted tone and is often funny, but it also delves into more serious topics like grief, relationships, and family dynamics.

800 Words is a show that revolves around relationships, and the show explores the different kinds of relationships that the Turners have with the people in Weld. The show deals with family relationships, friendships, romantic relationships, and even relationships between the Turners and their pets.

The show also has a strong environmental message, and the character of Shay is involved in various awareness campaigns.

Overall, 800 Words is a heartwarming and charming show, with a feel-good factor that is hard to resist. The show is well-written, with interesting storylines that keep the viewer engaged. It is also well-acted, with strong performances from the lead actors. The small-town feel of Weld adds to the overall charm of the show, making it a must-watch for anyone who enjoys slice-of-life shows.

800 Words is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (40 episodes). The series first aired on September 15, 2015.

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Seasons
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
September 25, 2018
George and Fiona confront Big Mac about his plan to change Weld. With Shay going back to school and staying with her father, Katie rents a tiny house-truck, and Poppy's mom comes to visit Woody and Tracey.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
September 18, 2018
Still upset after her confrontation with Katie, Shay avoids the Turner household. Poppy faces bullying on social media before the school ball, and the election for president of the New Republic of Weld heats up.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
September 11, 2018
George's in-laws urge him to get involved with the sentencing of the driver who killed Laura, which puts strain on his relationship with Katie. Shay and Siouxsie pick up a handsome Australian hitchhiker.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
September 5, 2018
George just wants to be left alone, however his plan to get rid of his unwanted guests backfires. Meanwhile, Woody's relationship with Tracey is on the rocks.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
August 29, 2018
George's concerns about Operation Quickie Divorce are finally realized. Tracy discovers the truth.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
August 21, 2018
George and Katie plan their first vacation together, but instead of a romantic getaway, they end up on a crowded camping trip in winter. As George competes with Katie's ex, Zac, Shay unexpectedly runs into Ike's new girlfriend.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
August 14, 2018
George and Katie worry that their new relationship will hurt Fiona's feelings, but Fiona is upset for other reasons. Shay and Siouxsie join the fire-brigade boot camp, and Hannah helps an unwilling Tom with his police physical assessment.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
August 15, 2018
George becomes invloved with a secret mission regarding Woody's past.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
October 24, 2017
Monty seeks out George for help writing his best-man speech, prompting George to reminisce about his own wedding day. Ollie's attentions towards Shay take a dangerous turn, while Lindsay grows increasingly jealous about Arlo and Poppy's friendship. Woody and Tracey's big day arrives, but a power outage threatens their wedding.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
October 24, 2017
George relishes his time alone in the house but is dragged out to attend Woody's bachelor party, known by locals as Groom-spiel. Woody is less than enthusiastic about this notorious Weld tradition and asks George to watch out for him, but Monty is eager to take over the best-man duties.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
October 17, 2017
The Turner home is exploding with houseguests, and George is desperate for solitude, but his plan to evict some of the extra bodies backfires. Woody and Tracey struggle to come to terms, leaving Woody's daughter, Poppy, in a very awkward position.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
October 10, 2017
George and his cohorts head into the outback to meet with Woody's ex, but Woody ends up getting the shock of his lifetime. Back in Weld, Tracey stumbles upon the truth about Woody's solar conference, while Shay receives unwelcome attention from Ollie.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
October 3, 2017
George feels a welter of emotions when Ike confesses that Laura appeared to him in a vision when he was lost at sea. As his former love weighs heavily on his mind, George is in no mood to help Woody with his plan to fly to Australia and secretly obtain a divorce.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
September 26, 2017
George is recruited as a reluctant accomplice in the secret search for Woody's ex-wife. Shay has a very public meltdown after being dumped by Ike, and Katie takes a teaching job at the high school.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
September 19, 2017
As Jan recuperates at George's house following the birth, George is surprised by how much he enjoys having the babies around. He and the other two prospective fathers take paternity tests and anxiously await the results. Meanwhile, Ike struggles to deal with the trauma of his sea ordeal.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
May 30, 2018
In the Season 3 premiere, Weld mounts search for Ike, Zac and Steve.
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Where to Watch 800 Words
800 Words is available for streaming on the Acorn TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch 800 Words on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Google Play, Apple TV, Tubi TV and Peacock.
  • Premiere Date
    September 15, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (2,665)