McLeod's Daughters

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  • TV-14
  • 2001
  • 8 Seasons
  • 7.3  (6,703)

McLeod's Daughters is an Australian television drama series that aired from 2001 to 2009. The show follows the lives of two sisters, Claire McLeod (Lisa Chappell) and Tess Silverman McLeod (Bridie Carter) who inherit and run a cattle station in the Australian outback.

The main focus of the show is the day-to-day operations of the ranch and the relationships between the characters. McLeod's Daughters explores themes such as love, loss, family, and inner strength. The show is set in the sprawling landscapes of the Australian outback and is filmed on location.

The sisters are assisted in running the property by a cast of characters that include family members, ranch hands, and friends who all bring their own unique personalities, skills, and challenges. One of the most memorable characters is Stevie Hall (Simmone Jade Mackinnon), who comes to work on the farm in the second season. Stevie is a city girl who has never worked on a farm before, but she quickly adapts and becomes an integral part of the team.

The show has a strong female focus, as the two sisters are the main characters and the show often explores the challenges they face as women running a cattle station in a male-dominated industry. This makes the show unique and appealing to a wide audience, not just people interested in the ranching lifestyle.

The scenery and cinematography are breathtaking, showcasing the beautiful countryside of Australia. The show also takes great care to depict the realities of ranching, both the joys and the hardships. It explores issues such as drought, fires, and predators. These challenges are not just plot devices, they are part of the character's lives and the show takes care to give them the attention they deserve.

McLeod's Daughters is known for its strong and diverse characters. The show does an excellent job of making the characters feel authentic and relatable. The audience gets to know each character's history, their dreams, and their aspirations. This makes the audience care about them and invested in their storylines.

The show is not without its drama and romance. There are love triangles, family secrets, and unexpected surprises that keep the show interesting. However, the show never loses sight of its core themes and always brings the focus back to the ranch and the characters who call it home.

The show is also notable for its soundtrack, which features a mix of both popular contemporary songs and traditional Australian folk music. The music serves to set the mood and create a sense of place, and it becomes an important part of the show's overall feel.

Overall, McLeod's Daughters is a well-crafted and engaging show that explores the lives of women running a ranch in the Australian outback. The show is not just about ranching, but about family, love, and inner strength. It's an excellent example of Australian drama, and it's a show that will appeal to a wide audience.

McLeod's Daughters is a series that is currently running and has 8 seasons (225 episodes). The series first aired on August 8, 2001.

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The Long Paddock
22. The Long Paddock
January 31, 2009
It's a surprise reunion as family and friends return to Drovers Run for Xander's first birthday party. But not everyone is happy, as Tayler is forced to choose between her career and Patrick.
Into the Valley of the Shadow
21. Into the Valley of the Shadow
January 24, 2009
Drovers is in serious financial trouble. Will Stevie and Grace be able to put aside their differences and find a way out of this crisis?
The Show Must Go On
20. The Show Must Go On
October 31, 2008
Marcus becomes more and more unsettled and gives up on finding Ingrid when he discovers a note from her.
Into Thin Air
19. Into Thin Air
January 24, 2009
Paul starts to become more aggressive when he is released from hospital. Ingrid continues to worry about Marcus and her friends when she discovers that Paul had messed with her brakes, nearly killing her and Stevie. Hours later, the girls find Ingrid's car at the bottom of a ditch, broken, with branches and blood, but no Ingrid.
Every Move You Make
18. Every Move You Make
January 17, 2005
Ingrid becomes increasingly worried about the safety of Marcus, as well as her friends, when her ex-husband Paul continues to stalk and harass her; she is finally pushed to breaking point.
Show Pony
17. Show Pony
January 17, 2009
Annie, Jaz's show-jumping horse, is startled when trying to do farm work. Stevie doesn't want Annie to be trained for the farm. Ben and Jaz try to find out what causes her to be startled. Moira and Phil are going through rough times after losing the baby. Drovers inadvertently bought stolen cattle; they find out when two detectives visit. Meanwhile Taylor's initiative to redo Ingrid's schedule goes all wrong. Ingrid's violent husband visits Drover's.
The Merry Widow
16. The Merry Widow
January 17, 2009
A picture of Stevie and Marcus in the newspaper causes trouble when everybody in Gungellan believes they're dating. Drover's misses out on a big cattle sale and have to drive them to a faraway paddock. Stevie goes out with the girls, leaving Xander alone for the first time. Taylor finds a job application of Patrick's for a job in another city. Father Dan goes through rough times trying to avoid Grace.
Snogging Frogs
15. Snogging Frogs
January 17, 2005
A children's fundraising ball is being held at Drovers. Everybody attends except Stevie, who stays with Xander. Taylor brings another date after having a fallout with Patrick. Moira struggles with the fact she has to tell Phil she's pregnant. Jaz and Misha are making up plans to clear their names while Grace wants to stop their plan. Father Dan has more feelings for Grace then he's supposed to and Marcus tries to persuade Stevie to attend the ball.
My Prince will Come
14. My Prince will Come
January 3, 2009
Jaz is shocked when Prince Misha, her royal ex-boyfriend, turns up on Drovers.
A Dog's Life
13. A Dog's Life
January 10, 2009
Ben tries to contact his ex-girlfriend Monique, with no luck; he resigns himself to another day in the district without her. Meanwhile, Marcus has been looking for a new overseer for weeks. He clashes constantly with Ben; neither of them can accept that Ben is right for the job. With the district yard dog trials approaching, Ben is unexpectedly befriended by a border collie dog. Marcus, however, is unaware of this, and unwittingly denies any knowledge about the dog to its irate owner, the burly, heavily tattooed Trevor. When Marcus finds out, he insists they take the highly trained dog back. But when Ben steals the dog back, believing it's being abused, Marcus is furious - Ben has got them into even more trouble.
Love and Let Die
12. Love and Let Die
January 3, 2009
Frank threatens to detonate a deadly bomb during a town meeting over the controversial dam. Jaz ends her relationship with Frank, unaware this has tipped him into a deadly rage. Stevie and Marcus's lives are at risk when they accompany a visiting politician.
Bright Lights, Big Trouble
11. Bright Lights, Big Trouble
January 3, 2009
Grace, Jaz, Marcus and Frank head off to the city to confront the Minister responsible for a dam proposal that will take away their ground water. Marcus manages to get in to see Ayres and arranges a meeting for later that day. But instead of the face-to-face meeting they'd imagined, Ayres leads them directly into a press conference. Meanwhile, it's Stevie and Alex's first wedding anniversary but Stevie wants to forget about it.
Mother Love
10. Mother Love
December 27, 2008
Tayler's and Patrick's happy domesticity is disrupted when Tayler's mother, Jane, returns. Jane wants to set the record straight with her daughter, but Tayler is wary, owing to Jane's previous appearance around her 18th birthday. Now, Jane wants to be up front with Tayler, to explain why she left, and why she stayed away for 16 years without so much as a word.
9. Dammed
December 27, 2008
The girls mobilise the local community to prevent a massive dam being built upstream. Jaz is blackmailed by a pro-dam farmer, who threatens to reveal an explosive secret from Jaz's past. Patrick's trial as overseer on Killarney ends in disaster.
Three Sisters
8. Three Sisters
December 20, 2008
Jaz McLeod steps off a bus in Gungellan looking every inch a fashion plate. As she struggles to gather up her luggage she meets Ben, a handsome larrikin on the same bus. Back at Drovers, Jaz's return seems to reawaken old tensions amongst the McLeod sisters. Grace and Jaz are so different - the rebel and the princess - and they have always clashed, leaving Regan stuck in the role of peacemaker.
Bringing up Wombat
7. Bringing up Wombat
December 20, 2008
Regan McLeod has returned to Drover's and soon discovers the little kiss Marcus and Grace shared. Stevie doesn't feel at home any more, and moves with her son who goes by the name of Wombat for now to Killarney.
Close Enough to Touch
6. Close Enough to Touch
December 13, 2008
Alex returns home and shares the news that he won't be going to Argentina again. Their joy is soon turned to despair when a tree falls on Alex. He dies in Stevie's arms. Later, she gives birth to a boy, but she can't bear to look at him because he reminds her too much of Alex. Tayler fights with Patrick about their relationship and asks Moira for help.
Stand by Me
5. Stand by Me
December 13, 2008
Moira wakes up every night hearing strange noises; there seems to be an intruder at Drover's. Moira meanwhile struggles with her feelings for Phil, and she worries that she might have been too harsh on him, when her curse on him comes back to haunt her. Tayler and Grace discover Lily, a little girl, in their house.
Nowhere to Hide
4. Nowhere to Hide
December 6, 2008
While finishing her chores, Kate crosses paths with a young man whose car has broken down. Tayler and Patrick are interrupted by Noisy the dog every time they try to get romantic, so Tayler suggests they move in together, to which Patrick responds negatively. Kate decides to leave Drover's life to join a church camp for troubled and runaway teenagers.
Wild Ride
3. Wild Ride
August 6, 2008
Kate throws herself into her new job as an overseer. Stevie's wild-hearted rodeo mate Sharon comes to Drover's, but she and Stevie are no longer on the same wavelength. Marcus goes to extreme lengths to save Ingrid from an abusive rodeo rider.
The Pitfalls of Love
2. The Pitfalls of Love
July 30, 2008
Grace and Marcus become trapped at the bottom of a mine shaft. Tayler asks Kate for romantic advice. She still struggles with the loss of Riley and turns to Father Dan for comfort. Grace starts hallucinating and she and Marcus almost give into their passion; they are rescued before anything further happens. Tayler and Patrick work out their issues after she confessed to still being a virgin.
1. Aftermath
July 23, 2008
The season opens five days after the Christmas accident; while Grace, Patrick and Tayler have survived, Riley is still missing. Patrick has several other near-fatal accidents. This angers Tayler and she confronts him, after which they both admit they love each other. Grace's secret hero is revealed to be Ingrid, and she tells Kate that Riley's body was probably dragged away by the river.
Where to Watch McLeod's Daughters
McLeod's Daughters is available for streaming on the KOCH Entertainment website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch McLeod's Daughters on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, The Roku Channel Free, Crackle, Tubi TV, Pluto TV and Peacock.
  • Premiere Date
    August 8, 2001
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (6,703)