Rude Awakenings

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Rude Awakenings
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Premiere February 9, 2007
Finale April 20, 2007
Creator Garth Maxwell
Network/Provider TVNZ
Style 60-minute drama
Company M.F Films
Seasons 1
Episodes 11
(List of episodes)
Origin New Zealand

Rude Awakenings is a comedy-drama set in the inner Auckland suburb of Ponsonby, shaken up with the arrival of Dimity Rush and her family when they move there from Kumeu, in the outer Auckland. Bored by the country lifestyle, power hungry Human Resources dynamo Dimity is keen to shed the chains of her old lifestyle and immerse herself in a new, more glamorous one that comes with city living. Her ideal is shattered somewhat by the less than perfect (and in her mind, 'trashy') neighbours living next door (in what can best be described a run-down hovel), and when it becomes clear to them she wants them gone, will it turn to 'all-out' war??



Actor Character Duration
Billed Cast
Danielle Cormack Dimity Rush 1
Patrick Wilson Arthur Short 1
Marise Wipani Sharon Short 1
Rose McIver Constance Short 1
Carl Bland Stuart Rush 1
Hannah Tasker-Poland Amber Short 1
Jaxin Hall Julian Rush 1
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Mark Davies Ollie Rush 1
Stephen Butterworth Pita Hotene 1
Hera Dunleavy Dara 1
Peter Feeney Spencer Fantl 1
Fiona Samuel Bonnie Buckley 1
William Walker Ralph Gubb 1
Edwin Wright Eric Stock 1


Season Premiere Finale #
Season One February 9, 2007 April 20, 2007 11


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete Series July 4, 2008 3