Newton's Law

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  • 2017
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (759)

Newton's Law is an Australian television series that premiered in 2017. The show follows Josephine Newton (played by Claudia Karvan), a successful Sydney barrister who takes a break from her high-powered legal career to start over in a new phase of her life. She returns to her home town of Ballarat, Victoria, where she sets up a small legal practice and starts to build a new life for herself.

Josephine's decision to leave her old job was not made lightly, as she had built a successful career as a criminal lawyer. However, she felt unfulfilled and burned out, and felt the need for a change in her life. She decides to move back to Ballarat, where she spent much of her childhood, and where her family still lives.

Josephine's new life in Ballarat is not without its challenges. She is starting from scratch and has to build up a client base for her new legal practice. She also has to navigate the tricky waters of small-town politics and deal with the challenges of being a single mother to her teenage daughter, Rose (played by Ella Newton).

Despite these challenges, Josephine is determined to make a success of her new life. She is a skilled lawyer and is able to handle a wide range of legal cases, from family law to criminal law. She is supported in her new venture by her mother, Jean (played by Jane Hall), her legal secretary, Helena (played by Ming-Zhu Hii), and her close friend and former classmate, Lewis (played by Toby Schmitz).

One of the most interesting aspects of the show is the way it explores the dynamics of small-town life. Josephine is from Ballarat, but has been away for many years, and has to relearn the unwritten rules of life in a small town. She also has to deal with the fact that her mother is a prominent figure in town, and that many people have preconceptions about Josephine based on her mother's status.

Another interesting element of the show is the way it deals with family relationships. Josephine's relationship with her mother is complex, as they have very different personalities and approaches to life. Josephine also has to navigate the challenges of being a single mother, and the impact that her decisions have on her daughter.

The show also features a range of interesting and diverse characters, including Brett Tucker as Callum Hann, a local detective who becomes romantically involved with Josephine, and Miranda Tapsell as Bonnie, Josephine's best friend from law school who is now a high-flying corporate lawyer in Melbourne. Georgina Naidu plays Josephine's legal opponent, Diana Lang, who is determined to win her cases at any cost. Sean Keenan plays Luc, a troubled teenager who becomes involved with Josephine's legal practice.

Overall, Newton's Law is an engaging and well-written series that explores the challenges of starting over in life, the dynamics of small-town politics, and the complexities of family relationships. The show features a strong cast of actors, including the talented Claudia Karvan, who gives a nuanced and captivating performance as Josephine Newton. The series is sure to be a hit with fans of legal dramas and small-town stories alike.

Newton's Law is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on February 9, 2017.

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Equal And Opposite Forces
8. Equal And Opposite Forces
March 30, 2017
The upstairs and downstairs teams join forces in a class action, taking on a pharmaceutical company that tried to cover up the side effects resulting from their drug trials.
Terminal Velocity
7. Terminal Velocity
March 23, 2017
As Josephine unexpectedly reunites with a former client, Lewis' defence of a privileged thief unearths a troubling link between the boy and her sister, Rose.
The Uncertainty Principle
6. The Uncertainty Principle
March 16, 2017
Josephine's high profile asylum seeker kidnapping case is further complicated when Callum intervenes, landing Josephine's witness, and himself, in hot water.
Law Of Coolings
5. Law Of Coolings
March 9, 2017
Josephine is surprised that Whitley wants her to represent him in a property dispute, and the downstairs team make their own discoveries in what is ostensibly a simple assault case.
Uniform Motion
4. Uniform Motion
March 2, 2017
Josephine worries she's crossed over to the dark side when representing a furniture conglomerate, but manages to assist the underdog in a downstairs case.
Control Theory
3. Control Theory
February 23, 2017
Josephine and Lewis inherit a murder trial where all the evidence points to their client being guilty, while Johnny and Skye are reluctantly thrown together to help defend Skye's father from an assault charge involving a decimated rose bush.
The Butterfly Effect
2. The Butterfly Effect
February 16, 2017
Josephine is handed the reins in a case petitioning hormone treatment for a transgender child, leaving Callum to look after Lydia. While her father rallies his troops at a bushland protest, Lydia finds herself at the controls of the developer's earthmover and unwittingly becomes a newsworthy eco-warrior with criminal charges to defend. Josephine wrangles Helena into briefing Lewis to defend Lydia.
External Forces
1. External Forces
February 9, 2017
Josephine's husband, Callum, has failed to deliver on his promise to stop disappearing to far-flung corners of the Earth in pursuit of his various causes so she can have her turn at a career, and they're in the throes of separation. Her daughter, Lydia, is fifteen years old and blames her mother for everything. Josephine can't see how her domestic life can get much worse -- so what does she have to lose by going back to the Bar?
Where to Watch Newton's Law
Newton's Law is available for streaming on the Acorn TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Newton's Law on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 9, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (759)