|The show also approaches topics of family separation and questions the standards and expectations children hold their parents to without realising it. Oly’s perspective of her parents is ultimately shattered when she realises that they too, are human, and often make mistakes.
Instead of glossing over the storylines of Oly’s parents, as many other ‘teen-shows’ do, Bump goes into the nitty-gritty of the entire Chalmer-Davis and Hernandez families, adding an extra layer of authenticity.
Life is chaotic, doesn’t always go to plan, and is ultimately crazy. To present anything else to the audience would just be unrealistic, especially in a show where its pivotal moment is a 16-year old girl, giving birth in the back of an ambulance as it races through Sydney.
Overall, I enjoy the series. I like the family dynamics and the characters that fit so well in them. I like the way it approached the difficult topics, of divorce, sexuality, and sex.
Some people watch TV to escape reality, for that, I’d rather read a book. To me, TV shows need to be interesting, they need to be realistic, and they need to mean something.
It speaks to an audience who have grown-up amongst the diversity that is Australia, and who value it. The show itself has a uniquely Australian voice, dealing with every-day difficulties one step at a time. The characters are recognisable to us all, giving us viewers something to connect with.
I would honestly say that 2021 may already have a front runner for the best Australian show of the year and luckily for us, Stan has announced the renewal of Bump for a second season, with filming to commence at the end of the year.
That’s right you enthusiastic binge-watchers, season 2 has officially been confirmed!