Get a glimpse at life inside a large, loving family.
Review by Helen Vnuk.
Australia doesn’t have a great record when it comes to TV series about beautiful women going about their daily lives. Think Being Lara Bingle and Brynne: My Bedazzled Life (actually, maybe it’s best not to think about them).
Family Rules is a bit different, in that the nine Rule sisters – aged from 12 to 29 – and their mum are a suburban family. The show isn’t about creating drama, it’s about capturing everyday goings-on.
The Rules deal with issues that most families with teenage daughters can relate to, like arguments over clothes and wi-fi.
But, there’s tragedy woven in as well, with father Kevin having passed away in 2004.
The first episode focuses on seventh daughter Aleisha trying to find the perfect dress for her school formal. Older sister Shenika is more than happy to tell her what not to wear.
Even though there aren’t huge dramas, Family Rules works because the sisters are so likeable. As for mum Daniella, she’s truly an inspiration.
Monday to Wednesday, 7:30pm, NITV