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Violence, disregard for law, macho attitudes and the patronizing way they view women makes traveller men easy to dislike in this series, with a few exceptions: Paddy, for all his tough-guy bravado, is really sweet to watch with his wife of many years, Roseanne.
And young groom John Mc Fadyen, despite being a little immature, has an obviously genuine love and empathy for his beautiful teenage bride Cheyenne as she goes through with a wedding shortly after losing her mother to cancer.
All 12 episodes of Seasons 1 and 2, plus three one-hour specials, tell intimate stories on an epic scale, laying bare an exotic and unseen community that exists right on our doorstep.
Follow the lives of several families as they approach the biggest milestone in a traveler girl s life: her wedding day, a visual spectacle with flamboyant dresses sometimes weighing more than the bride herself.
What is most striking is the youth and naivete of the brides, most of whom are poorly educated and totally dependent on the men in their lives -- be they fathers, brothers or husbands.
The fairy tale nature of their weddings is often followed by physically, financially and emotionally restricted lives.
The producer chose to bias the 'documentary' style in the travellers' favor for the most part, so you get repeatedly told that there's a lot of prejudice against 'gypsies', but the behavior of particularly the men demonstrates that non-travellers might have a good reason to give them the side-eye.
It's about gypsies and travelers and gives you a look inside their lives and their heritage.
I don't know if this is how all gypsies or travelers are but it is very entertaining and fun to watch.
No wonder they want one very special day in one outstanding outfit and setting before embarking on their futures.
This is a visually stunning series, but frightening in some of its implications.