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Go Girls is a New Zealand comedy-drama television series that was the subject of a US adaptation, whose first four seasons centered on four adult friends, three female and one male, living on Auckland 's North Shore. In the fifth season it was the same premise, but this time centered on five adult friends, three female and two male.
Dissatisfied with their lives, they make challenging promises to each other that they endeavour to fulfill throughout the series.
Go Girls began airing in New Zealand in February In June after the show's fourth season proved another ratings winner for its channel, Go Girls was ed on for a fifth season that began screening the following year. The two are responsible for the writing of the show, along with Kate McDermott. On November, the series alongside Nothing Trivial will be not returning in due to low ratings.
Narrator of the show up until his departure half-way through season 4 and then again for the final few seconds of the original cast's run. He's also the father of Britta's baby, Hero, but doesn't know it. He and Britta slept together while he was engaged to Amanda when they both thought that Olivia was going to die and wanted to comfort each other. He ended up marrying Amanda in the last episode of season 3, but leaves her a year later after he realizes that they weren't compatible.
Gets nearly beaten to death by Amanda's dad and brothers and ends up in the hospital.
While recovering, he "accidentally" has sex with Fran she unknowingly ate pot laced muffins that amped up her sex drive and he was still partly in a body cast. Amy forgives him though, since technically they weren't together at that point, and the two move forward with their relationship. Later gets offered a job as a mechanic for a rally car club when he helps out a man broken down on the side of the road. Initially doesn't want to take it because it involved Single girls in North shore New Zealand away for several months, but Amy encourages him to go and they begin a long-distance relationship.
Tries to get back for Britta's wedding to Ross, but because of an airline strike, he doesn't make it in time but does eventually arrive to surprise Amy at the beach. Their kiss ends Single girls in North shore New Zealand show. Has an infant daughter named Hero. Owns The Party Fairy Company. Former barmaid and real estate agent. Married to Ross. Works at a law firm.
Dating Kevin. Left during the beginning of Series 2 but returned at the end of Series 3. Recurring season one. Amy's ex who then married Angelina, though the two have now separated. He then dated Britta before the two broke up and he headed overseas. Is now running a bar on the North Shore. Is still in love with Britta. Britta's younger sister. Has a brief fling with Kevin in season 1. Returns for Britta's wedding to Ross in season 4. Now in season 5, after realising she has alienated everyone she makes a quest to be a nicer person.
The interior shots of the homes are constructed completely inside South Pacific Pictures ' studio facilities on the North Shore. The show's producers acquire use of the workshop and simply place an 'Ezytune' over the existing Midas lettering during filming. The bar frequented by the characters, 'The Taka', is a completely fictitious premises and was constructed within a studio. An enlarged photograph of the Hauraki Gulfwith volcano Rangitoto Island in the background, is used as the backdrop outside of the windows of the bar, this can be noticed in some scenes filmed on the bar's decking area.
Continuing with co-producer Lang's theme throughout Outrageous Fortune of using only New Zealand music within the series, Go Girls features an array of New Zealand bands and artists. The opening theme to the show "Piece of my Heart" by The Electric Confectionaireswas fittingly chosen as the band originate from the North Shore area. As well as an eclectic mix of New Zealand songs throughout the season's episodes, a few set artists and songs were chosen to represent the show.
The set score of the show most notably consists of music by three specific artists. Used in almost every episode to set mood, is music taken mostly from the New Zealand band, The Brunettes debut album, Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks. At least one song from this album can be found in every one of the 13 episodes of season one. A cover of the song " End of the Runway " from the album is sung by actress Alix Bushnellwho plays Britta McMann, in the final episode during characters Cody and Eli's wedding dance.
The Electric Confectionaires song "Mr Whippy" is also used within the show. The New Zealand Herald reviewer said about Go Girls : "It has not only restored my faith in television and womankind, but it made me laugh out loud in the process"  and another reviewer from the same paper said "It looks good for a laugh provided by a set of appealing Shore girl characters. However, not all reviews were positive with a reviewer for the Dominion Post newspaper saying Go Girls had "Bad overacting, no direction, lame dialogue and characters that don't ring true [has made for a] truly tedious hour of viewing".
In October it was announced Go Girls would be adapted for U. S television by ABC. The American version will be a loose adaption described as being about "a single man and his three single female friends, all in their early-mid 30s, trying to make relationships work in a major American city while all their other college friends are off starting families" . Main article: List of Go Girls episodes.
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South Pacific Pictures. A man known for his cheating and tendency towards using women. He was the unfaithful love interest of Benny, Ashleigh and Candy. Named after the NZ rally driver, the late Possum Bourne. Friend of Olivia, whom he met when they attended university. In season 2 he was Olivia's boss at the fictional North Shore Chronicle newspaper while in season 3 Olivia became his boss. Ex-Boyfriend of Britta and acts as a father to her daughter. Cody's mother. Suffers from early onset of Alzheimer's disease. Left at the end of season 3, returned part-way through season 4.
Amy's colleague at the law firm who the gang call "Rupert The Perv".
He especially dislikes Kevin as he was bullied by him at school. Bruce Phillips. Brad's 'older and better' brother. Has a drug addiction. Had a fling with Olivia only to later marry her in the season four finale. Goes to rehab. Olivia's father.
A doctor at the North Shore Hospital. Dumped wife Carol to be with Britta's mother, Fran. Died of a heart attack during the one-year gap between series 3 and 4. Kevin's ex-wife. They separate at the beginning of series 4. A classmate and Amy's arch-rival who married Amy's ex, Brad Caulfield. Later had a fling with Kevin after divorcing Brad. Cody's ex-husband and rugby player for the North Shore Giants. Reappears in season four, after finally coming out of the closet. Cody's former boyfriend and Possum's former teacher. He got involved with Cody, despite already being married to Helen Sarah Somerville.
Gareth Reeves. Eli's boyfriend. Is devastated when Eli dumps him to marry Cody.
They however get back together once the marriage is over. He later got his own spin-off series. The two are later engaged for a short time in season 2. One of the W. Has an affair with Kevin in season 2. A reality show producer who was Amy's boss. Has a son, Gabriel Caleb Griffiths who Britta babysat.Single girls in North shore New Zealand
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