History Series / TheStraits

1st Oct '17 8:44:17 AM Gosicrystal
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* AllBikersAreHellsAngels - The main Australian criminal franchise that supplies drugs to the Montebellos.
* AnyoneCanDie[[spoiler: - even Harry.]]
* AxeCrazy - The Papuan avenging his brother just stabs and shoots and ''does not stop'' in his quest to kill Gary.
* BlackAndGreyMorality - Criminals vs worse criminals.
* BlackHumour - Pretty much the only kind this series had, although while understated, it is certainly effective.
* ComedicSociopathy - The other kind.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory - Real life experiences of the author, as well as news stories, were the basis of the drama.
* TheDon - Harry Montebello
* EvenEvilHasStandards - Harry is AOK at drug-dealing and creative murder, but draws the line at arranged marriage for his daughter, and dealing in sex-slaves.
* EvilMatriarch - Kitty Montebello.
* FamilyValuesVillain - Again, Harry has these tendencies.
* GenericEthnicCrimeGang - Torres Strait Islander family crime syndicate (although Harry is Maltese-British-Australian, his wife and children (all adopted) are of the same ethnicity).
* HairTriggerTemper - Noel Montebello's biggest flaw.
* PetTheDog - Harry really genuinely cares about his daughter, which makes him seem less of a bastard. He also really cares about his actual little dog.
* PrecisionFStrike - Mostly delivered by Harry.
* SceneryPorn - The Torres Strait, as depicted on the show, is beautiful (if dangerous), which can be seen clearly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=881cTdf-ll8 in the opener.]]
* SurroundedByIdiots - Harry appears to see his sons this way.
* TheTriadsAndTheTongs - the main business partner of the protagonists in only known as 'The Chinaman', and has links with a shady syndicate of drug dealing and prostitution including other Chinese-ethnicity partners (such as his Taiwanese cousin), although his underlings in Papua New Guinea are all natives.
* VillainProtagonist - Harry is a cold-blooded killer with vague similarities to a Bond Villain. He's basically the main character. [[spoiler: Until he dies.]]

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* AllBikersAreHellsAngels - AllBikersAreHellsAngels: The main Australian criminal franchise that supplies drugs to the Montebellos.
* AnyoneCanDie[[spoiler: - even AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:Even Harry.]]
* AxeCrazy - AxeCrazy: The Papuan avenging his brother just stabs and shoots and ''does not stop'' in his quest to kill Gary.
* BlackAndGreyMorality - BlackAndGreyMorality: Criminals vs worse criminals.
* BlackHumour - BlackHumour: Pretty much the only kind this series had, although while understated, it is certainly effective.
* ComedicSociopathy - %%* ComedicSociopathy: The other kind.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory - VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Real life experiences of the author, as well as news stories, were the basis of the drama.
* TheDon - &&* TheDon: Harry Montebello
Montebello.
* EvenEvilHasStandards - EvenEvilHasStandards: Harry is AOK at drug-dealing and creative murder, but draws the line at arranged marriage for his daughter, and dealing in sex-slaves.
* EvilMatriarch - %%* EvilMatriarch: Kitty Montebello.
* FamilyValuesVillain - Again, FamilyValuesVillain: Harry has these tendencies.
* GenericEthnicCrimeGang - GenericEthnicCrimeGang: Torres Strait Islander family crime syndicate (although Harry is Maltese-British-Australian, his wife and children (all adopted) are of the same ethnicity).
* HairTriggerTemper - HairTriggerTemper: Noel Montebello's biggest flaw.
* PetTheDog - PetTheDog: Harry really genuinely cares about his daughter, which makes him seem less of a bastard. He also really cares about his actual little dog.
* PrecisionFStrike - PrecisionFStrike: Mostly delivered by Harry.
* SceneryPorn - SceneryPorn: The Torres Strait, as depicted on the show, is beautiful (if dangerous), which can be seen clearly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=881cTdf-ll8 in the opener.]]
* SurroundedByIdiots - SurroundedByIdiots: Harry appears to see his sons this way.
* TheTriadsAndTheTongs - TheTriadsAndTheTongs: the main business partner of the protagonists in only known as 'The Chinaman', and has links with a shady syndicate of drug dealing and prostitution including other Chinese-ethnicity partners (such as his Taiwanese cousin), although his underlings in Papua New Guinea are all natives.
* VillainProtagonist - VillainProtagonist: Harry is a cold-blooded killer with vague similarities to a Bond Villain. He's basically the main character. [[spoiler: Until [[spoiler:Until he dies.]]
11th Jun '12 10:17:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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* CrimeTimeTV - Self-explanatory.
11th Feb '12 6:46:01 PM Ckuckoo
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* VillainProtagonist - Harry is a cold-blooded killer with vague similarities to a Bond Villain. He's basically the main character.

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* VillainProtagonist - Harry is a cold-blooded killer with vague similarities to a Bond Villain. He's basically the main character. [[spoiler: Until he dies.]]
11th Feb '12 6:44:12 PM Ckuckoo
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* AnyoneCanDie[[spoiler: - even Harry.]]
5th Feb '12 3:02:26 AM Ckuckoo
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* AxeCrazy - the Papuan avenging his brother just stabs and shoots and ''does not stop'' in his quest to kill Gary.

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* AllBikersAreHellsAngels - The main Australian criminal franchise that supplies drugs to the Montebellos.
* AxeCrazy - the The Papuan avenging his brother just stabs and shoots and ''does not stop'' in his quest to kill Gary.


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* EvilMatriarch - Kitty Montebello.


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* HairTriggerTemper - Noel Montebello's biggest flaw.
4th Feb '12 10:56:52 PM Ckuckoo
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* VillainProtagonist - Harry is a cold-blooded killer with vague similarities to a Bond Villain. He's basically the main character.

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* VillainProtagonist - Harry is a cold-blooded killer with vague similarities to a Bond Villain. He's basically the main character.character.
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4th Feb '12 10:55:21 PM Ckuckoo
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''The Straits'' is a ground breaking Australian crime drama in terms of its rare setting and (specific) concept - the deadly smuggling trade between northern Australia and UsefulNotes/PapuaNewGuinea. It explores the relationship between a modern, Western crime syndicates, and how their trade effects lives of their neighbours (indigenous and otherwise) in Cairns, the Torres Strait and the developing nation of PNG.

The series covers the Montebello crime family's struggle for power - both against other crime enterprising, and amongst themselves. It begins with the head of the family, Harry Montebello, allowing his three sons to compete to succeed him as head of his business. It is character driven and extremely well written, and features an exceedingly rare setting worth a look for its [[SceneryPorn beauty]] as well as its novelty.

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''The Straits'' is a ground breaking Australian crime drama in terms of its rare setting and (specific) concept - the deadly smuggling trade between northern Australia and UsefulNotes/PapuaNewGuinea. It explores how the relationship between a business of the modern, Western crime syndicates, and how their trade syndicates effects lives of their neighbours (indigenous and otherwise) those around them - from the city-slickers in Cairns, to the traditional Torres Strait and Islands, to the tribes people in the developing nation of PNG.

The series covers the Montebello crime family's struggle for power - both against other crime enterprising, entrepreneurs, and amongst themselves. It begins with the head of the family, Harry Montebello, allowing his three sons to compete to succeed him as head of his business. It is character driven and extremely well written, and features an exceedingly rare setting worth a look for its [[SceneryPorn beauty]] as well as its novelty.
4th Feb '12 10:50:03 PM Ckuckoo
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''The Straits'' is a ground breaking Australian crime drama in terms of its rare setting and (specific) concept - the deadly smuggling trade between northern Australia and UsefulNotes/PapuaNewGuinea, exploring the relationship between a modern, Western crime syndicates, and how their trade effects lives of their neighbours (indigenous and otherwise) in Cairns, the Torres Strait and the developing nation of PNG. The story covers the Montebello crime family's struggle for power - both against other crime enterprising, and amongst themselves. It begins with the head of the family, Harry Montebello, allowing his three sons to compete to succeed him as head of his business.

The story is character driven and extremely well written, and features an exceedingly rare setting worth a look for its [[SceneryPorn beauty]] as well as its novelty.

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[[caption-width-right:340:[[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou Gary Montebello is about to shoot you]].]]

''The Straits'' is a ground breaking Australian crime drama in terms of its rare setting and (specific) concept - the deadly smuggling trade between northern Australia and UsefulNotes/PapuaNewGuinea, exploring UsefulNotes/PapuaNewGuinea. It explores the relationship between a modern, Western crime syndicates, and how their trade effects lives of their neighbours (indigenous and otherwise) in Cairns, the Torres Strait and the developing nation of PNG. PNG.

The story series covers the Montebello crime family's struggle for power - both against other crime enterprising, and amongst themselves. It begins with the head of the family, Harry Montebello, allowing his three sons to compete to succeed him as head of his business.

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business. It is character driven and extremely well written, and features an exceedingly rare setting worth a look for its [[SceneryPorn beauty]] as well as its novelty.
4th Feb '12 10:35:00 PM Ckuckoo
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* CrimeTimeTV - Self-explanatory.


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* SurroundedByIdiots - Harry appears to see his sons this way.
4th Feb '12 10:31:10 PM Ckuckoo
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In the picturesque, tropical straits between Australia and UsefulNotes/PapuaNewGuinea, a deadly business is being run by the Montebello crime family.
Amongst the turquoise waters and lethal wildlife of Australia’s Torres Strait, an action-packed, gruesome drama unfolds when the head of the family, Harry Montebello, allows his three sons to compete to succeed him as head of his dangerous business.

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In ''The Straits'' is a ground breaking Australian crime drama in terms of its rare setting and (specific) concept - the picturesque, tropical straits deadly smuggling trade between northern Australia and UsefulNotes/PapuaNewGuinea, exploring the relationship between a deadly business is being run by modern, Western crime syndicates, and how their trade effects lives of their neighbours (indigenous and otherwise) in Cairns, the Torres Strait and the developing nation of PNG. The story covers the Montebello crime family.
Amongst the turquoise waters
family's struggle for power - both against other crime enterprising, and lethal wildlife of Australia’s Torres Strait, an action-packed, gruesome drama unfolds when amongst themselves. It begins with the head of the family, Harry Montebello, allows allowing his three sons to compete to succeed him as head of his dangerous business.


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* BlackAndGreyMorality - Criminals vs worse criminals.
* BlackHumour - Pretty much the only kind this series had, although while understated, it is certainly effective.
* ComedicSociopathy - The other kind.


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* FamilyValuesVillain - Again, Harry has these tendencies.


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* PrecisionFStrike - Mostly delivered by Harry.
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