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    Posted on Jan 10, 2018

    "Cheapest Weddings" Is The Show To Guide You Through This Bleak Winter

    There are only six episodes, though, so here's hoping that this bleak winter is short.

    During the holidays I came across this tweet by a BBC Radio 1 presenter about a show on Netflix.

    And holy hell, he's right. I blasted through the entire series in just two damn days and you should do it too.

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    Another big fan of the show, Bella, explained to BuzzFeed what makes it so compelling: "If it was laughing at people who have no money it would be grotesque. But it somehow manages to show fairly eccentric underdogs determined to have their dream wedding and you root for them while laughing at the mad choices people make.

    "It’s like the Changing Rooms of weddings."

    She's right. Some of the weddings are ambitious as hell.

    There's a Viking-pirate role-play wedding that features a sword battle just after the vows for no reason.

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    RIP.

    There's the couple who live on an island, and because the island is miles from anywhere, the community helps with everything and the wedding costs them nothing(!).

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    (The wedding is supposed to be outdoors but then a storm rolls in, and my god what a storm it is. )

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    Then there's the wedding in the middle of nowhere – so far in the middle of nowhere, in fact, they had to install their own electricity supply and toilet...

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    ...but then a stray firework sets off a grassfire nearby, leading to everyone throwing water to stop it from spreading.

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    It works. Thank god.

    The show also features one of the greatest segues I have ever witnessed in my entire life.

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    But if I was told, under risk of death, to give only one reason why you have to watch this show, it is this: Sue, the general manager of Jindalee Bowls Club.

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    She is the manager of Jindalee Bowls Club and you constantly hear from her and the narrator that she is the manager of Jindalee Bowls Club.

    She also keeps dropping gossip bombs all over.

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    And at one point she drops a gossip bomb AND advertises Jindalee Bowls Club at the same time.

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    God, Sue, you can sell anything.

    Trust me, the weather is shocking outside (well, it is in most of the Northern Hemisphere). You deserve to watch this Australian programme.

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    My mum came down with the goddamn flu over the holidays and after watching several episodes (and having some chicken soup) she felt a lot better.

    May all of our weddings be like this.

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    P.S. Jindalee Bowls Club.

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    You can watch Cheapest Weddings on Netflix (for some reason they have removed the word "Australia's" from the title on Netflix, so don't type that when looking for the show).

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