History Series / TheStraits

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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[[quoteright:347:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/The-Straits-Firass-Dirani_Smaller_6619.jpg]]
[[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.
2nd Feb '12 8:04:11 AM Ckuckoo
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In the picturesque, tropical straits between Australia and Papua New Guinea, a deadly business is being run by the Montebello crime family.

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In the picturesque, tropical straits between Australia and Papua New Guinea, UsefulNotes/PapuaNewGuinea, a deadly business is being run by the Montebello crime family.



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.



* 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.]]



* VillainProtagonist - Harry is a cold-blooded killer with vague similarities to a Bond Villain. He's 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.
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