The first Australian drama series to be made specifically for pay television, Love My Way follows the lives of a group of thirty-somethings who explore issues of friendship, step-parenting, divorce, and relationships. It deals with the randomness of life and the need many of us have to carve out a place in the world.
Central to the series is Frankie Paige, who attempts to negotiate the web of contemporary relationships, juggle the priorities of family obligations, and be both successful at love and fulfilled professionally, while hoping that 'happiness' might occur if all the other things fall into place. She lives with Tom, a once-successful chef who now cooks at the local rehabilitation hospital. Just down the road in a much nicer house lives her ex-husband (and Tom's brother), Charlie. An emotionally stunted architect/surfer now married to Julia, he and Frankie still have a relationship through their daughter, Lou. Throughout the series, these principal characters are pulled and strained by desires and contradictions that appear to be part and parcel of modern life.
'Frankie and Charlie are deep in their own worlds of pain. She finds solace in dreams while Charlie pushes away those trying to help him and turns to work, drink and nicotine to numb his grief. He won't open up and Julia is left to grieve alone.'
Source: The Australian Television Information Archive (http://www.australiantelevision.net/lovemyway/series1.html). (Sighted: 19/10/2012)Australia : Channel W , 2005
'Dylan tries to impress his new friends with haunted house stories but they cross the line with Frankie when they hold a séance. Charlie tries to lift Julia out of her deepening depression. He eventually meets with some success but not before she admits to some dark feelings. Tom begins his three tasks to win back Katie but a misunderstanding causes things to quickly backfire, but Tom is persistent. Di and Clive return from New York. Although his father's condition has worsened, Lewis maintains the distant relationship he's had with Clive all his life, but he does take Dylan to meet his grandfather.'
Source: Australian Television Information Archive (http://www.australiantelevision.net/lovemyway/series2.html). (Sighted: 19/10/2012)Australia : Showtime , 2006
'Life in my 20s was a whirlwind of McJobs, casual sex, insane crushes, share houses, and intense friendships. I was trying to start a career, trying to write the great Australian novel, always poor, making bad choices while drunk, and somehow had hours and hours in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week, to just … hang out.' (Introduction)