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Next week looks really good but... From the looks of it, it looks like the Grandma died at the wedding :(

Good guess. A dramatic death at a wedding - it's officially a soap!

Not as soapy as H&A or something though... But then again I never know... So far it's heavily reminding me of ALways Greener, light hearted family fun with family issues and serious dramatic moments (such as the sister into drugs etc and the death at the wedding(but that's if it's true... it just seems like it)). I like it. :)

Does anyone know where the series is filmed? The location at the beach looked familar.

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Well I know that Seven have rented the 'Rafters' house for 3 years, and its in the Inner West of Sydney - but I believe most of the other locations are around the St George area in Southern Sydney.

I've only managed to see the first episode myself though.

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Another ratings success, looks like this is next years logies winner :wink:

Good episode, I think am in love in with Ben sigh, and he does those semi comical faces really well.

I think Mel and the 2 guys are hilarious. That was a good sub plot to everything else going down.

Next week looks good.

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I have just watched the first 3 episodes of this show and I'm hooked! I was a bit unsure when I heard about it, as family shows are usually a little mundane. But this one has something special. The viagra thing in the first episode was hilarious! :lol: I laughed sooo much! And I loved the scene in the third episode when Ben talked his grandfather down from the cliff and Julie stood watching. A show that makes you laugh and cry in the same episode has got to be a winner! Can't wait for next week!

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Channel 7's Packed to the Rafters' success brings second series

September 11, 2008 12:00am

AS IF ratings nudging two million viewers over three weeks weren't enough reason to celebrate, the cast of Seven hit drama Packed to the Rafters were last night given another reason to break out the bubbly.

Or rather a couple of cold lagers from the esky as it were, with the network throwing its starring TV family and their friends a congratulatory Rafters family-esque barbie at Sydney University oval for achieving the impressive ratings trifecta.

In the current turbulent TV climate, the only news better than brilliant ratings is being commissioned for a second series - topics which dominated chatter among the cast last night.

Why is Packed To The Rafters so succesful? Let us know in the comment box below

While Seven are yet to officially announce the second series, a network spokesman confirmed it was "more than likely" Australian audiences would be seeing a lot more of the Rafters family.

"We have been thrilled with the results, and based on the figures from the past three weeks it is more than likely a second series will go into production," the spokesman said.

An audience of 1.96 million tuned into the series on Wednesday night, down just marginally from last week's two million.

Similar to the effect family drama Sea Change had before it, viewers are identifying with the local drama in droves. Rafters mum Rebecca Gibney - aka Julie Rafter - attributes the show's success to what she believes is an overall desire for positive programs.

"People are over the cop shows, they're over the crime - they want good old-fashioned drama which focus on the lives and issues of people they can relate to," Gibney told Confidential yesterday.

"We have all been optioned for a second series and we can only hope it will soon be official."

SOURCE: News.com.au

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I really hope so, as I already love this show. I warmed a bit to Nathan this week,. he is annoying and not the charmer that ben is, he wants to please and it all makes sense now why he kept leaving in the middle of meals. Nan's death at the wedding was very sad, but Sammy telling her Dad where to go was just fine . She is a Rafter if not by blood she is a Rafter in soul. I loved the scene when Nathan brought her home for the 1st time, and she dealt with Ben really well.

Next week looks interesting - does Dave actually leave? :o

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