A death in the family

By Diana Wichtel In Entertainment

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12th July, 2008
What are the odds of a woman having three best friends who are all amoral lunatics? Pretty good if you live in Auckland, observed one cynical colleague. Nevertheless, this is one of the stumbling blocks when it comes to burying your disbelief along with Brian and settling in to TV1's new local drama series. The first episode of Burying Brian revealed that Jodie, a suburban mother of two, has had it with her useless, stoner, washed-up rock-god spouse. Brian, as played convincingly by Shane Cortese, keeps leaving the fridge door open. Lord knows, that brings out the homicidal tendencies ...

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