Best of Aussie TV



Forget the TV imports in 2018 – if you’re after some seriously bingeworthy content look no further than these locally-produced television series- and they’re all on free-to-air; no need for subscription services!

Mystery Road (ABC)

Aaron Pedersen will reprise his role as front man Detective Swan in this six part spin-off from Ivan Sen’s internationally acclaimed and award winning feature films Mystery Road (2013) and Goldstone.

He is assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of two young farm hands on an outback cattle station. One is a local Indigenous footy hero, and the other a backpacker.

Working with local cop Emma James, Jay’s investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community. With a stellar Australian cast and the previous success of Mystery Road (2013) and Goldstone, we’re picking this one to be the #1 Australian Show of 2018.

Australian Gangster (Seven)

A wild tale of gangster ambition where the Instagram generation and Westie underworld collide with Sydney’s glamorous social elite.

Against a background of murder and mayhem is a world of spray tans, steroids, tatts, laundered drug money and Lamborghinis, clashing with the pursuit of a happy family life.

Directed by Daina Reid (Offspring), we’re expecting this series to increase Australia’s thirst for blood-splattering crime drama.

Safe Harbour (SBS)

A psychological thriller set around a group of friends whose sailing holiday to Indonesia alters their lives forever after they come across a boat overloaded with asylum seekers.

We love that this is set in Brisbane, yet has big names like Phoebe Tonkin guest starring.

How To Stay Married (Ten)

Greg (Helliar) and Em (McCune) have been married for 12 years, but their relationship is lacking any spark. Life gets complicated when Em goes back to work for the first time since the kids were born, just as Greg is made redundant. We love anything with funny man Hellier, and expect it to be similar to Nine’s House Husbands.

What we’re expecting to flop..

Love Island Australia (Nine): 18 to 35 year olds going on television to hook up and win money.. and it’s hosted by Sophie Monk. We’ll pass!

Bachelor in Paradise (Ten): A show where people clinging onto their D-Grade Celebrity listing from the last time they appeared on the Bachelor, to have “one last shot at love” *cough* fame. No thanks!