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Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune is a New Zealand comedy-drama television series, which ran from 12 July 2005 to 9 November 2010 on TV3. The series followed the lives of the career criminal West family after the matriarch, Cheryl, decided the family should go straight and abide by the law. The show was created by James Griffin and Rachel Lang and produced by South Pacific Pictures. Like the show itself, episodes took their names from Shakespeare quotations. The show concluded after 6 seasons and 107 episodes making it the longest running drama series made in New Zealand. The primary cast for the show's run consisted of Robyn Malcolm, Antony Starr, Siobhan Marshall, Antonia Prebble, Frank Whitten and Kirk Torrance; Grant Bowler appeared in a sporadic role throughout the show's first five seasons. The show premiered on 12 July 2005 and was welcomed by high acclaim. It won many of the major categories in the New Zealand television awards for its first 4 years, with Malcolm's performance warmly recognised by most New Zealand reviewers. Following the show's success, both the United States and England adapted Outrageous Fortune into their own respective series, neither of which were renewed after the debut season.
Season 6 - Outrageous Fortune
2010-11-09
"Cheryl is determined to set her house in order as there are scores to settle, wrongs to right, and something very ugly in the driveway in the last ever Outrageous Fortune episode"
2010-11-02
"As the Wests are divided over vengeance and lynching, there are tribulations and also some trials."
2010-10-22
"Cheryl is asked to narc and Jethro’s game plan faces some opposition. But one way or another, the truth will out."
2010-10-19
"Van gets in the crapper for love; and Hayden and Loretta fight for public enemy number one."
2010-10-05
"A Tool Guy crisis sets Van on a path of higher learning and naked ambition as Pascalle gets the ultimate offer."
2010-09-28
"Judd puts a lock on the bathroom door, but will it be enough to stop Mandy the Mauler?"
2010-09-21
"Grandpa sees potential in an old associate, as Hayden harnesses creative man power."
2010-09-14
"Who's your Daddy now' is a very good question to ask Van, Jethro and Judd"
2010-09-07
"Pascalle’s love life is the cause of much speculation – but can Aaron Spiller really be her new true love?"
2010-08-31
"Aaron goes all out when he learns Munter's shameful secret, but Loretta's not taking any help from anyone."
2010-08-24
"Pascalle's future is in the balance as Nicky is sentenced and the Wests attract more unwelcome police attention."
2010-08-17
"There is horror, outrage and also much rejoicing when Van and Jethro are on with the same woman. And Munter has some chick trouble as well."
2010-08-10
"Van goes all out for love as Pascalle discovers Hayden and Loretta’s marriage is based on lies."
2010-08-03
"Bad girls abound as Cheryl becomes a prison vixen and Jethro unleashes the most unstoppable female force."
2010-07-27
"Loretta works hard for the money as Judd gets an offer he would really, really like to refuse."
2010-07-20
"Van embraces the law; Loretta embraces Eric; and Judd's time may well be up."
2010-07-13
"Who was shot? Will Gerard live? How are the Wests going to get out of this one?!"
Season 5 - Outrageous Fortune
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Season 2 - Outrageous Fortune
Season 1 - Outrageous Fortune