Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Boys Are Heading Somewhere Slowly; Square Eyes Rebecca Marshall

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Boys Are Heading Somewhere Slowly; Square Eyes Rebecca Marshall

Article excerpt

IF everybody has to start somewhere, let's give Nowhere Boys a round of applause -- but try not to be too patronising in the effort.

This ABC3 show (Thursday, 6.30pm) is heavily pitched at teenagers, but there are just enough tasty plot chunks to satisfy an adult appetite.

Or should that read, an 'open-minded adult willing to forgive some quite average acting'.

Nowhere Boys is the story of four teenage boys, named Andy, Felix, Jake and Sam.

Good, solid, simple names, those. Earnest, direct, frill-less. A flavour running strong like jam through this script's berry cheesecake.

Episode one throws us headlong into the action, as the boys go on a school orienteering excursion in the bush. The four, placed into a group together despite their conflicting personalities, get lost and spend a night in the bush.

They return home, after some perhaps-paranormal exposure, to find they don't exist.

Their families are there, although they are not as they know them; and their mums, dads, siblings and friends have no idea who they are. …

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