After the death of wife Laura, George Turner (Erik Thomson) made the very big call to move his family from Sydney to the small New Zealand seaside town of Weld. He wanted his kids, Shay (Melina Vidler) and Arlo (Benson Jack Anthony), to have a fresh start to heal and to find a new love of life in the beautiful place he had loved as a child. This did not go according to plan, and in the second series of 800 Words George is battling to reunite his splintered family; to bring his daughter Shay home from her self-appointed exile in Australia.
George is also finding out what it means to be a local in the quirky town of Weld. He must now confront the realities of the hiding place he has created and he needs to realise that the past is never far away, waiting to drag you back into that old world. If George is to do all this, to become a fully-functioning Weldian, he must actually start his life anew – on every level; including his love life. It’s time for George to get back into that game of love. But is he any good at the game?