Get ready for this one! Because if you love: fly-off-the-wall documentaries, reality TV, Australian guys, Australian accents on guys (or just Australian accents in general), lifeguards (male to be more specific), topless guys, hot guys, hot tanned topless guys, hot tanned topless male lifeguards with Australian accents… oh and if you like Australia…; then you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE this.
Bondi Rescue is about a group of real-life lifeguards (who fit all fit the above description in one way or another) who patrol the beaches of Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte. The series’ follows them through the crazy summer season (which for most of us is during the winter), and all the crazy antics that they and the public get up to, both in and out of the water.
There is a such a REAL, true deep love and comradery between the boys that it’s not hard to see why they were given the show in the first place, and why it has become and stayed a favourite for such a long time.
While the series’ follows these boys and gives us an insight into what life as a lifeguard on one of the world’s most famous and busiest beaches is like, we also learn a thing or two about safety in the water and on the beach. Like how for example, you shouldn’t go swimming fully clothed, and you shouldn’t go swimming in the sea if you don’t know how to swim.
Like most of the things that I’ve gotten obsessed with over the years, I innocently stumbled upon Bondi Rescue right at the end of its current ninth season. I was bored, looking for something to watch (coming THIS close to rewatching the whole of BBC’s The Musketeers again) when I randomly came across this TV show. With no real indication of what it might be about, I settled down to watch it, and boy oh boy was it one of the greatest decisions/accidents I’ve made in my nearly twenty-two years of living (now I know that might sound like an exaggeration, but I’m being completely serious). I had such a great time watching that one episode that I ended up going back to the very beginning of the season and watching all thirteen episodes before going back to the series’ beginning and watching the WHOLE thing from start to finish.
If after you’ve finished watching all nine seasons, it doesn’t make you want to book a one way ticket to Sydney then I honestly don’t know what’s wrong with you!
Give it a watch and let me know what you think.
ps. If you ever do find yourself on Bondi beach, promise me one thing: that you’ll remember to swim between the red and yellow flags!