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Madeleine Jevic as Brianna with Michala Banas as Amber in Upper Middle Bogan. image - ABCTV

Madeleine Jevic as Brianna with Michala Banas as Amber in Upper Middle Bogan.
image - ABCTV

Thursday, 16 October 2014 at 8:30pm

One of the best new local comedies of 2013 Upper Middle Bogan returns tonight with a new series on ABC. And while the laughs are a bit thin on the ground in this first episode, it certainly improves as the series progresses.

In tonights episode, Bess continues to struggle with the adoption discovery, developing some erratic and misplaced trust and abandonment issues; thinking Danny is either lying to her or going to leave her. Danny isn't - he is just concentrating on his new passive cooling system to avoid using the planet-destroying air conditioner.

He's determined to be a cutting-edge architect even if it means he has to endure swollen fingers, continually adjusting blinds and listening to the rest of the family complain about being hot - the passive cooling system is not working.  So after a week of heat hell, Danny caves in and gives the house a good blast of cool air.  When Bess finds out Danny lied about using the air conditioner, she kicks him out.

Meanwhile at the other end of the freeway, where the air conditioner is on full bore, the Wheelers have no trouble keeping cool.  Troy is desperate to get back with Amber, but he'll need to convince her first that her trust and abandonment issues with him aren't well founded.  CAST: Annie Maynard, Patrick Brammall, Glenn Robbins, Michala Banas, Dave Thornton and Robyn Nevin