The Insider's Guide To Happiness

The Insiders Guide To Happiness is a New Zealand drama series that explores the lives of a group of six previously unconnected people. Each life is connected by a bizarre car accident, the outcome of which forces them to examine and explore the happiness in their own lives. It aired in 2004 on TVNZ and is currently syndicated in the United States on Vibrant TV Network. The series was followed by a prequel, The Insider's Guide To Love, with James the only character in common.

Insider's Guide To Happiness
StarringWill Hall
Fasitua Amosa
Fraser Brown
Sophia Hawthorne
Samantha Jukes
Paolo Rotondo
Madeleine Sami
Country of originNew Zealand
No. of episodes13
Running time45m
Original networkTVNZ
Picture format16:9


Episode list

  1. Is Happiness an Accident?
  2. Who Controls Your Happiness?
  3. Will the Truth Make You Happy?
  4. What Are You Afraid Of?
  5. Are You In Denial?
  6. Do You Deserve To Be Happy?
  7. What If You Could Start Over?
  8. Will You Be Happy Tomorrow?
  9. Who Taught You To Be Happy?
  10. Being Happy is Being Who You Are
  11. Does Happiness Grow Up?
  12. Can You Embrace A New Life?
  13. You Are Happy


At the 2005 New Zealand Screen Awards, the show won the following seven awards:[1]

  • Best Drama Series
  • Best Actor
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Script (Single Episode of a Drama Series or Serial)
  • Best Directing (Drama/Comedy Programme)
  • Best Original Music


  1. "The New Zealand Screen Awards 2005: Television Category Winners" (PDF). Screen Directors Guild of New Zealand. 27 July 2005. Retrieved 28 July 2009.

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