When family outcast Lucky Flynn learns that his mother is dying, he decides to drive to the other side of Australia to see her, packing nothing but an upright piano for the journey. But his plans are soon turned upside down when he meets the runaway teenager Meg, who’s dealing with some family demons of her own. Together they forge an unlikely friendship, as they embark on a road-trip adventure across the Nullarbor Plains in a race against time. Over eight hot days, Lucky and Meg drive, hitch and scam their way across the scorching desert continent –with the upright piano never leaving their side -on a journey that will ultimately make them both feel more at peace with everything in life that they’ve been kicking against.
Upright Ep. 1
Self-destructive musician Lucky hasn't spoken to his family in years, but he packs up his battered old piano for a 4,000-mile road trip across Australia when he hears his estranged mother is dying.
Upright Ep. 2
Lucky struggles without his anxiety medication. While waiting for a chemist to open in Port Agusta, Meg picks a fight with bikers at the pub.
Upright Ep. 3
Meg is beside herself when she loses all of her's and Lucky's money. To make matters worse, they then run out of petrol.
Upright Ep. 4
Meg and Lucky join a campground party on the Great Australian Bight, but the night takes a horrible turn when Lucky discovers a suicide note.
Upright Ep. 5
Luke contemplates giving up when Meg runs away with the ute and the piano, but a potentially poisonous snakebite makes him change his mind.
Upright Ep. 6
Lucky decides to transform his attitude and his appearance, but it's not long before some devastating news sends him spiralling into despair.
Upright Ep. 7
After dropping Meg at her mother house in Kalgoorlie, Lucky gets a phone call from Megs father, worried sick about his daughter's whereabouts.
Upright Ep. 8
Lucky has a touching reunion with his mother, but his homecoming gets a much frostier reception from his brother Toby.
Absolutely beautifully written. I think the season finished perfectly. I can’t recommend this enough. The dynamic between the main two characters is brilliant and heartbreaking - the development especially is what hooked me. I laughed, I cried, and I would watch it all over again feeling exactly the same as I feel now that I’ve finished it for the first time.
wonderful, heartfelt, funny, deep emotional emotions all tied into one good story.
Excellent. Such great acting. Quirky. Funny. Surprising. Deeply felt.
I'm a huge Tim Minchin fan, so I had high expectations (autocorrect made that exorcism, which I suspect he'd find amusing,) for this. I was not disappointed. It was so very good! Casting was amazing. Milly Alcock was perfection as Meg, and that's just one example. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a beautiful redemption story.