Packed To The Rafters

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  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 6 Seasons
  • 7.5  (2,487)

Packed to the Rafters is an Australian family drama series that aired on the Seven Network from 2008 to 2013. The show is set in the fictional Sydney suburb of Carlingford where the Rafter family resides in a large house. The patriarch of the family, Dave Rafter (Erik Thomson), is a lovable father who, together with his wife, works hard to provide and care for their three adult children. His wife, Julie (Rebecca Gibney), is a kind-hearted and strong-willed woman who has been a stay-at-home mother for many years. The couple has been happily married for over 25 years.

The Rafter family consists of three children who are already adults. Ben (Hugh Sheridan), the eldest, is a musician who is living with his girlfriend Mel (Zoe Cramond). His sister, Rachel (Jessica Marais), is married to Jake (James Stewart) and has two children. The youngest, Nathan (Angus McLaren), is struggling to find his way in life and is living with his parents.

Other characters in the show include Ted (Michael Caton), Julie's father, who is a cheeky and humorous old man; Carbo (George Houvardas), Ben's best friend; and Sammy (Jessica McNamee), Nathan's ex-girlfriend who reappears in his life.

Throughout the series, the show explores the challenges and triumphs that the Rafter family faces in their daily lives. Each episode tackles a different issue that the family - and sometimes their extended family and friends - have to navigate. The show covers topics such as relationships, career, illness, and more.

One of the most significant storylines in Packed to the Rafters is the exploration of how the Rafter family copes with the decision made by Julie and Dave to downsize from their family home. As children move out of the family home, they face the daunting task of packing up and sorting through years of memories and cherished belongings.

Another central theme in the show is the importance of family. The Rafter family is always there for each other no matter what, and they help each other through the ups and downs of life. They are not perfect, and they argue and disagree, but ultimately they love and support each other through everything.

Packed to the Rafters is an emotional and heartwarming show that deals with real-life issues that viewers can relate to. The characters are likable, and their stories are engaging, making it an enjoyable show to watch.

In conclusion, Packed to the Rafters is a family drama series that aired on the Seven Network from 2008 to 2013. The show is set in the fictional Sydney suburb of Carlingford and follows the Rafter family as they navigate the challenges and triumphs of daily life. The show explores themes such as family, downsizing, and relationships, and the characters are likable, making it an enjoyable show to watch.

Packed To The Rafters is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (123 episodes). The series first aired on August 26, 2008.

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Packing up the Rafters
12. Packing up the Rafters
July 2, 2013
The Rafters begin the emotional task of packing up their beloved family home.
Centre of the Universe
11. Centre of the Universe
July 2, 2013
Julie and Dave knuckle down to the stressful task of buying a house in Sydney on a tight budget.
Head vs Heart
10. Head vs Heart
June 25, 2013
It's a matter of head versus heart as Julie and Dave wrestle with their decision to sell their beloved family home.
Role Reversals
9. Role Reversals
June 18, 2013
When a room at their preferred nursing home comes up, Julie and Dave raise the difficult topic with Ted.
Damage Control
8. Damage Control
June 11, 2013
Dave's enduring belief that nothing is beyond repair is put to the test.
Taking Stock
7. Taking Stock
June 4, 2013
Julie finds herself dealing with the demands of a toddler and caring for Ted.
Manning up
6. Manning up
May 28, 2013
Ted continues to drift between the past and present
Reality Checks
5. Reality Checks
May 21, 2013
Nathan heads to London, desperate to find out why his wife Saskia never arrived in Sydney
Secret Women's Business
4. Secret Women's Business
May 14, 2013
After months of putting her own needs on hold to take care of her family, Julie is starting to feel the strain
Setting Limits
3. Setting Limits
May 7, 2013
Easy-going Dave has his limits put to the test -and begins to suspect his good nature is being taken advantage of.
First Time for Everything
2. First Time for Everything
April 23, 2013
Nathan will do anything to get his wife and son to Australia as soon as possible. All he needs is a job and a home. Simple, right? Guess again
High Hopes
1. High Hopes
April 23, 2013
Julie narrates, as she muses on high hopes. Hers are especially lofty at the moment because Nathan is moving back to Australia.
Where to Watch Packed To The Rafters
Packed To The Rafters is available for streaming on the Seven website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Packed To The Rafters on demand at Amazon Prime, Hulu and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    August 26, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (2,487)