8 reasons why we can’t get enough of 600 Bottles Of Wine
TVNZ’s new web series is refreshing, relatable and ridiculously funny!
It’s completely relatable
Claire has just broken up with her boyfriend of five years and has been flung back into the dating scene. She has to navigate Tinder, flirting with strangers in bars, and that place in a relationship between casual and serious where no one says what they want.
Creator and star Grace Rouvray told news.com.au that she “really tried to hone in on this weird non-relationship thing that happens in your 20s or 30s.”
It’s refreshingly honest
The Aussie series was inspired by the unapologetic honesty of the US comedy Girls and the uncomfortable realism of Aziz Ansari’s series Master of None. So nothing is off limits.
It’s infectiously funny
The best thing about 600 Bottles of Wine is that humour is found in almost any situation, especially the cringe-inducing ones. You won’t be laughing at Claire and her friends, you’ll be laughing with them.
And all the awkwardness is left in
Flirting with strangers in a bar, the morning after a one-night stand, the ‘is-this-a-relationship’ conversation? 600 Bottles Of Wine doesn’t gloss over these moments.
It’s bite-sized entertainment
The episodes are short, so you can binge them all in one night. But be warned, you’ll get to know and love the characters so quickly you’ll be left wanting more.
It’s a story about women, made by women
It’s written by lead actress Grace Rouvray, produced by Bec Bignell and directed by Ainslie Clouston. These incredibly talented women are guaranteed to go far!
So the friendships are scarily familiar
Claire, Timmie, Harriet and Nat are loyal, honest and sometimes brutally cruel to each other. They give the best and sometimes the absolute worst advice.
There’s swearing, drinking, and gossiping but mostly just a lot of love.
It’s based on real stories
Grace used her own break up as inspiration as well as stories from her friends. She wanted to make the series as close to the experience of dating in 2018 as possible. We think she nailed it!