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Entertainment Seven seasons, two babies, the death of a favourite. Enough is enough, Offspring.

14:50  12 september  2017
14:50  12 september  2017 Source:   mamamia.com.au

Against all odds, Offspring just gave us the perfect ending.

  Against all odds, Offspring just gave us the perfect ending. In 2014, at the end of its fifth season, Offspring gave us a near-perfect series finale. After the loss of her true love Patrick, giving birth to her daughter Zoe, navigating life as a single mother and living through more Proudman family disasters than the Offspring wardrobe department has printed scarves, we were treated to our last glimpse of Nina.

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THE quirky Proudman family are back, but fans are wondering whether there’s enough unfinished business to justify a seventh season of Offspring . Not a smash hit, not a flop, it achieved decent ratings, and so Offspring is back for another whirl, kicking off season seven on June 28.

Nina, Zoe and Harry.© Network Ten Nina, Zoe and Harry.

Remember the glory days of Offspring?

When Patrick was alive and maybe, was secretly your screensaver on your desktop? When Nina Proudman was still that gloriously neurotic mess? When Eddie Perfect was on the show and wrote songs about his one true love Billie? When Billie and Mick were still together and lived in the same house? When Geraldine used to get stoned in front of her family? Oh wait…that last one still happens.

But anyway. We digress.

When Offspring was good, it was amazing.

It inspired how we dressed, what we talked about and started some really important conversations.

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Offspring sure knows how to play with our emotions. From Patrick's death to Billie and Mick's For those brave enough (there are some happy tears moments in here too!), relive just some of the most emotional moments from Offspring so far. TV Go behind the scenes on Offspring , season seven .

When we left our favourite family last season , things were looking up. After the unexpected death of The married couple seemed to have it all worked out with two babies and Zara studying hard for her medical degree. Offspring season seven premieres on Channel 10, Wednesday, 8.30pm.

But somewhere between televisions greatest tragedy and the second Proudman baby, Australia’s best-loved TV show lost its way.

A lot of articles have been written about why Offspring should have stopped after Season Five when they wrapped it up so nicely and creator Debra Oswald chose not to come back.

There's always been a hidden message in Nina Proudman's scarves on Offspring.

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But, two years later, come back it did.

A lot of us fans were happy, some of us were confused, and some were just very very pleased to have Nina’s outfit inspiration again.

But now with season seven about to come to a close, we’ve all got Offspring fatigue it seems, even the star of the show Asher Keddie.

“I’m happy for the show to come to a natural close but I still feel seven series in that it is challenging and that the writing has really taken a big leap this year,” Keddie told the Sunday Herald Sun.

“It is quite satisfying at the end. There is a lovely note of ambiguity.”

So why are fans starting to turn away in the final days of season seven?

Harry can’t compete with our one true love Patrick

Sure, he’s cute and all. And he makes Nina happy. And the fans quite like him. But the care factor is so low.

“I was trying to get excited about it… but it doesn’t feel earned,” says The Binge host Laura Brodnik.

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“It doesn’t feel like there was enough buildup and magic and chemistry in that relationship for them to have that ultimate happy ending.”

We’re not even sure what the story line is this season

There’s a dog… A brother? An engagement? A baby?

Um. Okay.

The Bachelor Effect

There is just so much darn good TV on these days and we can’t watch everything. Talk about first world problems! And let’s be honest, we’re all Bachie fiends, there is no way we’re tuning out from watching Matty J kiss all the girls. So when 8.40pm Wednesday rolls around, we’re more likely to be thinking about hitting up social media, replying to our Bumble matches or brushing our teeth and heading to bed than investing in a drama.

“After I finish watching The Bachelor I’m exhausted, I can’t watch anything else,” says Laura’s co-host Brittany Stewart.

We don’t want a happy ending

But the number one reason why people are switching off Nina and co? Because Offspring was never about a happy ending. We don’t need to see her live happily ever after with Harry. Channel Ten have certainly found a neat way to tie up the series, with Nina falling pregnant again and resigning from St. Francis, but is that the ending that Offspring deserves?

In Keddie’s eyes – maybe.

“After a lot of predictable procrastination on her part, she makes some clear and bold choices,” Keddie told TV WEEK.

“We leave it open. I’m not one to close doors, I like things to close naturally so I just don’t know. It could go either way.”


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