Fisk 2021, 2022 / Australia’s signature dry wit is on full display in this enjoyable workplace sitcom


Everything wrong that can happen does happen to Helen Fisk, and it’s those unlucky encounters and minor inconveniences that make rich fodder for the show’s comedy. Helen is awkward and pragmatic to a fault, a fish out of water in the small sunny suburban town she’s moved into. But the more she bristles (in her own hilariously deadpan way), the more she blooms too, into a person that’s a little bit more caring and aware of those around her. Americans might see shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm in Fisk, but where the former is led by a stubborn unlucky man set in his ways, the latter is led by a stubborn unlucky woman who leaves a little room for growth, and that makes all the difference. 

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