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17 Aussie TV Shows That 100% Should Be On Your Binge-Watch List

"OMG, stop talking about The Bachelor!!" Well, OK. Here are some other topics of discussion.

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1. The Other Guy

Stan

This funny six-part series follows a young Sydney radio host, AJ, trying to navigate through life after finding out his girlfriend of 10 years had been having an affair with his best friend. Starring Matt Okine as AJ, and Harriet Dyer as his hilarious, goon-drinking BFF, Stevie.

Watch it on: Stan

2. The Doctor Blake Mysteries

ABC

The series follows Doctor Blake (Craig McLachlan) as he returns home for the first time in 30 years to take over his father's medical practice and role as police surgeon. The series is set in the late 1950s, with the fifth season due out later this year.


Watch it on:
ABC

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3. No Activity

Stan

No Activity follows the nightly exploits of two detectives and their criminal counterparts. The comedy shows the detectives working long nights, watching and waiting, and revealing probably too much about their personal lives.

Watch it on: Stan

4. Wentworth

ABC

Often touted as Australia's version of Orange Is The New Black (but as some would argue, actually better!), Wentworth is set in modern-day Australia. Bea is imprisoned after being charged with attempted murder, and the start of the series follows her journey of being separated from her daughter, as well as learning how to survive in her new climate.

Watch it on: Foxtel

5. Have You Been Paying Attention?

Network 10

This tongue-in-cheek quiz show brings together a bunch of comedians to answer questions on what's been making headlines that week. HYBPA is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud, while also keeping you up to date with the news and entertainment world.

Watch it on: Channel Ten and Tenplay

6. Growing Up Gracefully

ABC

The show follows twentysomething sisters Hannah and Eliza, who discover a 1950s advice book on how to "Grow Up Gracefully". After discovering the book, the two road-test the ~rules~ they've discovered in that era vs. the ~rules~ modern day millennials live by.

Watch it on: ABC

7. Glitch

ABC

An Australian paranormal drama, the show follows a small town policeman who is called to the local cemetery to find seven people risen from the dead in perfectly good health. With everything unexplained, the people are determined to discover who they are and what the hell happened to them.

Watch it on: ABC and Netflix AU

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8. Offspring

Ten

This relatable dramedy follows Nina Proudman (Asher Keddie) and her eventful life. Often stuck in her own head, Nina navigates job challenges, love, and her rather unorthodox family in the best way she can manage.

Watch it on: Netflix AU, or Channel 10 if you're up-to-date.

9. Cleverman

ABC

Two estranged brothers are forced together to fight for their own survival when one of them is passed the mantle of the "Cleverman". The series reimagines stories of the Aboriginal Dreamtime in a modern superhero context, while focusing and reflecting on societal issues such as racism.

Watch it on: Season 2 is available to watch on ABC iView now, with Season 1 available for purchase.

11. Underbelly

Nine Network

Settled in for a bit more of a binge-watch? This true-crime drama series will have you hooked. Each season is based off a real-life crime, highlighting notorious drug kingpins, corrupt police, and seedy underworld figures.

Watch it on: Stan

12. Black Comedy

ABC

Mixing sketches, as well as parodies of film, TV, and commercials, Black Comedy is a look at Australian culture through the comedic eyes of Indigenous Australians.

Watch it on: Stan

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13. Please Like Me

ABC

Created by Josh Thomas, the series focuses on twentysomething Josh, who's just trying to find his place in the world. The show touches on real issues with comedic flair and will make you cry as much as it makes you laugh.

Watch it on: Netflix AU

14. The Kettering Incident

Showcase / Via Foxtel

The Kettering Incident follows Anna Macy (Elizabeth Debicki), who left the town of Kettering when she was 14 after the disappearance of her best friend. Fifteen years on, Anna returns, only to find another girl has mysteriously disappeared.

Watch it on: Foxtel

16. Upper Middle Bogan

ABC

The comedy follows the story of two different families connected by blood. Bess has it all, until she finds out she was actually adopted. Tracking down her birth parents, Bess is stunned to find her biological family is a little more "bogan" and unorthodox in comparison to the way she has grown up, and the life she now leads.

Watch it on: Netflix AU

17. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries

ABC

Following a private detective in 1920s Melbourne, the series focuses on Phryne Fisher as she solves crimes, kicks ass, and looks like a total boss.

Watch it on: Netflix AU

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