First off, it has some badass feminism in it, showing that hell yeah, women can run a farm!
Like when all the shearers leave, making it seem like Claire won’t be able to fulfil her wool contract, but instead the women get stuck into it and finish the job.
It shows the strength of female solidarity between the McLeod sisters and all women.
Like when Claire gives up the chance to show the community that she’s just as good as her dad, in order to go and save Becky from being accosted by drunken hooligans.
It’s a show about overcoming adversity and I now truly believe that, like Tess, I too could adapt to farm life.
And it truly embodies that Aussie spirit of “Aww, yeah — let’s just give it a go then”.
Like when Tess found that cow struggling to give birth and the three gals just tied a rope around the calf’s legs and pulled.
It has the opening theme song to end all theme songs.
It has a hunky cast that paved the way for Farmer Wants A Wife.
Like, just look at Alex Ryan!
Or his brother, Nick!
And there’s also my personal favourite, Dave Brewer.
It has a healthy dose of drama…wait, who am I kidding? There’s a tonne of drama.
Like when Claire plummeted to her death, but only after making sure her daughter and Tess were both safe.
And she dies just when her and Alex are finally happy together!
It showed the world that Australia does have it’s own cowboys.
I mean, the fashion is ICONIC — especially the hats and rain jackets.
It had some beautiful shots of the Australian landscape.
And finally, it shows a different side of Australia that’s not all beaches and high school drama.