Class of ’07 Series Review: Eccentric, Entertaining, Sassy, and a Shade Stout-Hearted Show from Australia

After the amazing experience of Maestro in Blue, I was skeptical about choosing the next show to review. There were two choices, Pop Kaun (India) and Class of ’07 (Australia).

Eventually, the odds turned out in favor of the latter, which is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. So, originating from Australia, Class of ’07 aims to be a reunion comedy drama.

It has eight episodes with a total duration of roughly four hours. I will tell you whether or not Class of ’07 comes good on the promises.

But before my review, here are some basic details about the series.

What is the Synopsis of Class of ’07?

A batch of female students meets at their reunion ten years after school. But the fateful night has more to it as a tidal wave hits Australia.

Not only do the girls need to survive the apocalypse but also each other for an indefinite timeframe.

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Directed by Kacie Anning, Class of ’07 stars Emily Browning (Zoe), Megan Smart (Amelia), Caitlin Stasey (Saskia), Claire Lovering (Genevieve), Sarah Krndija (Sandy), Emma Horn (Renee), Steph Tisdell (Phoebe), Sana’A Shaik (Teresa), Rose Flanagan (Laura), Chi Nguyen (Megan), Bernie Van Tiel (Tegan), and Debra Lawrance.

What Works for Class of ’07?

First things first, the show’s refreshing concept is quirky to the core. It mixes a wistful reunion with doomsday, thereby giving itself an extreme reason to introduce goof-ups.

Bringing a girl squad under a hut and putting the group in an acute situation is an idea for a reality TV show. Class of ’07 converts it into fiction and blends it with a great deal of imaginative turmoil to lay a solid foundation.

If you just go by the synopsis of Class of ’07, you might want to skip it solely because it is not close to reality. However, the show ensures that the concept doesn’t look feeble. You start believing in it from the word go.

Honestly, it has been a long time since I laughed my heart out while watching something. But Class of ’07 is entertaining as hell.

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There are puns, punches, one-liners, situational comedy, and whatnot. Add to the list the superlative performances by the actors; you have all you need.

Bland moments don’t find a place in Class of ’07. All the funny scenes feel genuine. Yes, some of them are cringe, but they are not negatively cringe.

The Amazon series has a nostalgic plot, which was obvious going by the reunion theme. However, what surprised me was the held-back emphasis on reminiscence.

You are never pushed into flashbacks or memories. Most of the screenplay happens in the present.

Moreover, the plot is brisk, making the events joyful and unrestricted. For a comedy-drama, it is essential to ace the pace.

Otherwise, people might laugh, but they would back out from continuing to binge-watch. Since situational comedy is impromptu and unpredictable, Class of ’07 stimulates you sumptuously.

Another notable point is the show’s writing, which is raw and daring. It doesn’t shy away from going to the edge. In fact, the usual gender barriers are also broken to a huge extent.

You get the feminine side of wildness and, trust me, it is hugely enjoyable, thanks to the natural dialogues. There are very few shows even partially like Class of ’07.

From the recent ones, I can only remember Paper Girls and Four More Shots Please.

I live in India, and I have seen people spewing repulsion against the idea of female exposure. The makers of Class of ’07 should be thanked for trying to normalize feminine casualness.

How are the Performances?

An ensemble of actors works together in the Amazon Prime series. Each of them is effervescent, gritty, and charming in their own way.

Pardon me for not being able to put into words everyone’s performance.

Emily Browning lives Zoe with an extemporized outing. She showcases internal fragilities, as a result of her socialized lifestyle. Her dialogue delivery is superb in the series.

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Further, an animated personality cover complements Emily’s onscreen absurdity.

Megan Smart plays Amelia in Class of ’07. She brings a natural flow of sentiments into play. Her act is multi-layered, containing traces of resentment, intent, and openness, among other things.

Caitlin Stasey as Saskia is amusing and fiery. A determined mien adds to her commanding role. She is like a sharp-witted achiever who stops at nothing.

The actress switches gears from being on top in one moment to falling to the ground in the other.

Claire Lovering portrays Genevieve in Class of ’07. The leadership tussle between her and Stasey will bring cheers into your room. It’s Claire’s composed yet shrewd countenance that invests you in her character.

Sarah Krndija’s depiction of Sandy stands apart as an aberrant individual. She eats the traits and brushes them with her own style to serve a flashy dish.

It would be a crime to individually praise the work of Chi Nguyen (Megan) and Bernie Van Tiel (Tegan). They work in tandem, defining the textbook meaning of BFFs.

The consummate art of the duo makes even the cringe scenes look genuinely humorous.

In Class of ’07, you will find several nostalgic characters from your school life and that’s why the showrunners deserve praise.

What Doesn’t Work for Class of ’07?

The series loses a bit of steam toward the end. I found a stoppage as if the makers were searching for a rightful ending, breaking the flow of comedy in between.

Should you stream or skip Class of ’07?

Yes, I highly recommend the series. You are sure to laugh your hearts out throughout Class of ’07. The conceptual base sets in seamlessly to offer a pleasurable experience.

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