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There is so much potential for the television series, "Sea Patrol",
that I could almost qualify myself as a fan; almost. But the reality is
this show is in desperate need of a Technical Adviser. When I see some
of the dumb situations the crew get themselves into and the stupid
responses and behavior of the crew, it makes this program seem more
like a parody of the series, rather than the series itself.
To start with, the Captain never leaves the ship, he doesn't go ashore on a mission, and he doesn't relinquish command of his vessel to anyone, at any time during the mission. That's just standard Navy procedure. Unless we can say that Australians are all a bunch of backward dorks, then this program is a poor representation of the Australian Navy. I just refuse to believe the Australian Navy is that poorly run. I've known quite a few Australians and they are a lot more intelligent than this program makes them out to be; making this series a blight on Australians everywhere !
The format, writing and direction of this docudrama could be improved, but the premise is too important to ignore. Two people, in opposite parts of the world, seem cavalier about their rights and freedoms, until they are violated, then dumbfounded about what authorities do to them. We'd all like to feel safe in our home, community and Country. However, to what extent would we give up our rights and freedoms, to be more secure and safe? And... If our rights and freedoms are lost, how safe and secure would we be? You may find this film boring. It lacks gratuitous violence, obscenity and other things, one might proclaim, makes for entertainment, but the valuable message it portrays, makes it a, "Must See!". If this show peeks your interest, try a, "Star Trek", (The Next Generation), Episode called, "Drumhead", in which mankind has ventured hundreds of years, into the future, into space and evolution, yet still succumbs to fear, created by the potential for terrorism...
A mother's desperate struggle, to keep her family of six boys and her
husband with her. When her husband is suddenly struck by a mental
illness, this slow witted, yet devoted mother seeks help from the
State. Instead, the State victimizes them, through unfeeling policies
and protocols. At first it seems they want to help, but their callous
interference leads to family disintegration and one of the older boys
becomes disenchanted with his home life. Convincing one of his brothers
to come with him into foster care, provides a slippery slope for the
State to seek custody for the rest of the children. With help from a
prominent lawyer, devoted to her, but dubious in motive, the State is
forced to return the children from foster care and provide the
services, she had sought for her family, in the first place...
( Note ) One of this mother's most endearing qualities, was her ability to make up fairy tales, from true life experiences, to entertain her children; but the greatest fairy tale of them all, comes true, in the ending of this story. The boys come home from foster care, having learned that just about anyone can be good parents, but the yearning, in their hearts belonged to the only one they could truly call," mom ".