Love My Way

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  • TV-14
  • 2004
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.2  (1,289)

Love My Way is an Australian drama series created by John Edwards and Claudia Karvan, produced by Southern Star. It first premiered on the Australian subscription television network, Foxtel in November 2004 and ran until 2007. The series revolves around the lives of four very different people, all struggling to find themselves and their place in the world in the midst of various personal crises.

The series starts with Alice (Claudia Karvan), a fiercely independent single mother and successful interior designer, living with her two children, 16-year-old son, Lou (Alex Cook) and 8-year-old daughter, Frankie (Dan Wyllie). Alice is struggling with her ex-partner, the father of her two children, who is battling addiction and seems to be a constant source of trouble. Alice is also dealing with the fact that she is approaching 40 and is feeling lonely.

Adding to the mix is Alice's younger sister, Frankie (Asher Keddie), who is a rebellious 27-year-old, searching for herself and struggling with her own demons. Frankie is passionate about music and has a toxic relationship with her boyfriend, Charlie (Daniel Wyllie). She is also keeping secrets from Alice, which leads to some of the dramatic moments in the series.

Lewis (Ben Mendelsohn) also features in Love My Way as the third member of the drama's central quartet. Lewis is Alice's friend from university, who she has always been in love with, but he has never felt the same way about her. Lewis is a complex character, battling his own demons, and like the other characters in the show, never quite gets life right.

The fourth member of the central quartet is Julia (Justine Clarke), a former flame of Lewis's, who returns to Sydney after years away in London, a successful lawyer and Lewis's boss. Julia's arrival disrupts the delicate balance of the group and lead to lots of tension between her and Alice.

Love My Way was groundbreaking for Australian television in the early 2000s. The show tackled difficult social issues with intelligence, sensitivity, and complexity. The relationships between the characters were raw, sometimes brutal, and so very authentic, drawing the viewer into their lives and struggles as they attempted to navigate new relationships, careers, families, and personal demons.

The coming of age themes play out alongside the adult struggles – such as addiction, mental health issues, pregnancy and infertility, love and loss – the show was able to bridge the gap that most shows are unable to – capturing both youth and elder generations at once.

Love My Way also shows the joys, pain, and humor in getting into big sibling’s shoes--both wayward and dutiful-- and also the gradual acceptance of one’s own identity especially when they are outside the norm of society. The show took us through a journey of family, relationships, work, sex, love, and child-rearing, painting a vivid picture of the contemporary urban existence.

The writing is sharp and engaging, and the acting is exceptional. The quartet of actors (Claudia Karvan, Asher Keddie, Ben Mendelsohn, and Justine Clarke) are all Australian screen legends and it's not difficult to see why. They all deliver some truly memorable performances throughout the series, drawing the viewer into the lives of their characters, and allowing us to see how their relationships and personal struggles intersect.

The show also used a tremendous amount of music (particularly piano and guitar compositions) which was both engaging and soothing to listen to. It helped to lend an emotional depth to the series that was very effective and elevated it beyond most other shows of the time.

In conclusion, Love My Way is a beautifully written and acted drama series that captures the complexity of modern life with sensitivity and intelligence. It features a range of unforgettable characters who struggle with love, work, and the messiness of everyday existence. With its groundbreaking themes and expertly crafted storylines, Love My Way remains a must-watch for any fans of quality Australian drama.

Love My Way is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (50 episodes). The series first aired on November 22, 2004.

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Seasons
And in the End
8. And in the End
March 19, 2007
Frankie comes to Dylan's aid after he winds up in hospital. Meanwhile, Lewis decides to start over and applies for his driver's licence. Charlie and Julia go out together, leaving Simone at home with Toby. Frankie and Lewis confront their true feelings about each other and contemplate their future.
And in the End
8. And in the End
March 19, 2007
Frankie comes to Dylan's aid after he winds up in hospital. Meanwhile, Lewis decides to start over and applies for his driver's licence. Charlie and Julia go out together, leaving Simone at home with Toby. Frankie and Lewis confront their true feelings about each other and contemplate their future.
Running with Crabs
7. Running with Crabs
March 19, 2007
Now living with Di, Frankie plunges herself back into her art as a means to dealing with her separation from Lewis. Meanwhile, Lewis suffers a dangerous relapse. Julia shares a wild girls night out with her sister Simone, who tells her one of her biggest secrets.
Running with Crabs
7. Running with Crabs
March 19, 2007
Now living with Di, Frankie plunges herself back into her art as a means to dealing with her separation from Lewis. Meanwhile, Lewis suffers a dangerous relapse. Julia shares a wild girls night out with her sister Simone, who tells her one of her biggest secrets.
Cars With No Brakes
6. Cars With No Brakes
March 12, 2007
Frankie takes the rap for Lewis' car accident and loses her licence in the process, pushing their marriage to breaking point. Dylan gets involved in internet drag sites. Tom's continued social antics frustrate his family and Billie. Julia and Charlie get a difficult houseguest.
Cars With No Brakes
6. Cars With No Brakes
March 12, 2007
Frankie takes the rap for Lewis' car accident and loses her licence in the process, pushing their marriage to breaking point. Dylan gets involved in internet drag sites. Tom's continued social antics frustrate his family and Billie. Julia and Charlie get a difficult houseguest.
The Cemetery Gates
5. The Cemetery Gates
March 12, 2007
Dylan explores his newfound freedom by taking a walk on the wildside. Tess and Lewis take off in search of the - now missing - Dylan and form an unexpected bond. Frankie finally meets her father and Tom and Billie continue their flirtation.
The Cemetery Gates
5. The Cemetery Gates
March 12, 2007
Dylan explores his newfound freedom by taking a walk on the wildside. Tess and Lewis take off in search of the - now missing - Dylan and form an unexpected bond. Frankie finally meets her father and Tom and Billie continue their flirtation.
Together Apart
4. Together Apart
March 5, 2007
Charlie and Julia's get a surprise when Tom comes to their dinner with Simone. Dylan confronts Tom about his feelings for Tom. Lewis is trying to lower his debts. Caroline is all stressed out, and is breaking down.
Together Apart
4. Together Apart
March 5, 2007
Charlie and Julia's get a surprise when Tom comes to their dinner with Simone. Dylan confronts Tom about his feelings for Tom. Lewis is trying to lower his debts. Caroline is all stressed out, and is breaking down.
Say What You Mean
3. Say What You Mean
March 5, 2007
Julia and her estranged sister Simone share a surprise encounter. Frankie is overwhelmed by her hew job and horrified when she discovers how much financial debt Lewis is in. While celebrating his birthday, Gerry makes a surprise announcement. Dylan and Tom bond over restaurant work and staff parties.
Say What You Mean
3. Say What You Mean
March 5, 2007
Julia and her estranged sister Simone share a surprise encounter. Frankie is overwhelmed by her hew job and horrified when she discovers how much financial debt Lewis is in. While celebrating his birthday, Gerry makes a surprise announcement. Dylan and Tom bond over restaurant work and staff parties.
Cold Blooded Creatures
2. Cold Blooded Creatures
February 26, 2007
Tom moves back to Sydney with a new lease on life, a new job and a new love interest. Frankie and Lewis are at odds after suffering a traumatic loss. Frankie starts a new job and embarks on a secret search for her long lost father. On Lewis' advice, Dylan explores the geography of teenage sexuality.
Cold Blooded Creatures
2. Cold Blooded Creatures
February 26, 2007
Tom moves back to Sydney with a new lease on life, a new job and a new love interest. Frankie and Lewis are at odds after suffering a traumatic loss. Frankie starts a new job and embarks on a secret search for her long lost father. On Lewis' advice, Dylan explores the geography of teenage sexuality.
I'm the King of the Castle
1. I'm the King of the Castle
February 26, 2007
Lewis and Frankie move into their new home and are confronted by a shocking twist of fate.Tess and Caroline have trouble adjusting to Sydney life. Julia and Charlie finally find the house of their dreams and Tom's trip back to the US takes an unexpected turn.
I'm the King of the Castle
1. I'm the King of the Castle
February 26, 2007
Lewis and Frankie move into their new home and are confronted by a shocking twist of fate.Tess and Caroline have trouble adjusting to Sydney life. Julia and Charlie finally find the house of their dreams and Tom's trip back to the US takes an unexpected turn.
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Where to Watch Love My Way
Love My Way is available for streaming on the Southern Star website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Love My Way on demand at Apple TV Channels and Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    November 22, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (1,289)