Australian Television Series - Must See List

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1. Rake (2010–2018)

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom.

Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day, Kate Box, Caroline Brazier

Votes: 5,038

2. The Slap (2011)

Not Rated | 354 min | Drama

Traces the shattering repercussions of a single event upon a group of family and friends. Based on Christos Tsiolkas' best-selling novel.

Stars: Jonathan LaPaglia, Sophie Okonedo, Alex Dimitriades, Essie Davis

Votes: 2,143

3. Top of the Lake (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Obsessed with the disappearance of a 12-year-old pregnant girl near a freezing lake in New Zealand, a brave detective will find herself up against small-town secrets and a side of herself that was meticulously kept at bay.

Stars: Elisabeth Moss, David Wenham, Peter Mullan, Thomas M. Wright

Votes: 30,160

4. A Moody Christmas (2012)

Comedy

An Australian family gathers for Christmas. Love them or hate them, your family is for life and forever. Whatever happens, your family loves to welcome you home for Christmas. But did you really want to be there?

Stars: Ian Meadows, Patrick Brammall, Danny Adcock, Robina Beard

Votes: 639

5. The Moodys (2014)

Comedy

A bumbling Australian extended family somehow finds a way to keep it together over the years with love as the underlying thread.

Stars: Ian Meadows, Patrick Brammall, Danny Adcock, Darren Gilshenan

Votes: 513

6. Please Like Me (2013–2016)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After breaking up with his girlfriend, Josh comes to the realization that he is homosexual. With the support of his now ex girlfriend Claire, and his best friend and house mate Tom, Josh ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Thomas, Thomas Ward, John, Debra Lawrance

Votes: 12,309

7. Round the Twist (1989–2001)

25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Tony Twist and his three children - thirteen year old twins Pete and Linda and seven year old Bronson - move to an old lighthouse on the rugged Australian Coast. They soon discover that the... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Mitchell, Esben Storm, Rian McLean, Mathew Waters

Votes: 1,947

8. Love My Way (2004–2007)

50 min | Drama, Romance

A story about a group of thirty-somethings dealing with the ups and downs of life.

Stars: Claudia Karvan, Asher Keddie, Brendan Cowell, Dan Wyllie

Votes: 747

9. Full Frontal (1993–1997)

Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The series began screening shortly after the similar sketch comedy program Fast Forward (from which Full Frontal derived) ended. Full Frontal retained the same general format of Fast ... See full summary »

Stars: Glenn Butcher, Ross Williams, Kim Gyngell, John Walker

Votes: 321

10. Puberty Blues (2012–2014)

45 min | Drama

In the late 1970s, Debbie and Sue are inseparable teenage girls.

Stars: Brenna Harding, Ashleigh Cummings, Sean Keenan, Charlotte Best

Votes: 1,538

11. Russell Coight's All Aussie Adventures (2001–2018)

22 min | Adventure, Comedy

Slapstick mockumentary about an enthusiastic Aussie wildlife expert, Russell Coight, whose haphazard and inept adventuring style ensures that he is a danger to anything and anyone he meets, not to mention himself.

Stars: Glenn Robbins, Hermann Iberg, Tom Martin, Birgit Mildenberger

Votes: 1,027

12. No Activity (2015–2018)

23 min | Comedy, Crime

Follows the peripheral players in a major sting operation. The day-to-day realities of cops and criminals are brought to life by some of Australia's best comic actors.

Stars: Patrick Brammall, Darren Gilshenan, Genevieve Morris, Harriet Dyer

Votes: 712

13. Pizza (2000–2007)

Comedy

The show focuses on the activities of Pauly and his fellow co-workers as they deliver pizzas for "Fat Pizza", the Sydney-based pizzeria of Bobo Gigliotti, whose slogan is "they're big and they're cheesy".

Stars: Paul Fenech, John Boxer, Annalise Braakensiek, Paul Nakad

Votes: 484

14. Who Dares Wins (1996–2001)

30 min | Adventure, Game-Show, Reality-TV

Ordinary Australians are dared to do things that they thought they never could, would or should do in order to receive a prize.

Stars: Scott Brewer, Mike Whitney, Annabelle Wallis, Tania Zaetta

Votes: 49

15. We Can Be Heroes (2005)

30 min | Comedy

A group of Australians are nominated for the Australian of the Year Award.

Stars: Chris Lilley, Jennifer Byrne, Mick Graham, Chung Jade Koh

Votes: 2,399

16. Summer Heights High (2007)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The life of a public school epitomized by disobedient student Jonah Takalua, self-absorbed private school exchange student Ja'mie King, and megalomaniac drama teacher Mr. G.

Stars: Chris Lilley, Asolima Tauati, Iro Utaifeau, Zach Fa'atoe

Votes: 13,636

17. A*mazing (1994–1996)

26 min | Family, Game-Show

Children's game show where contestants compete in a series of spelling challenges and scavenger hunts inside various mazes.

Stars: A.J. Carter, James Sherry

Votes: 96

18. The Secret Life of Us (2001–2006)

60 min | Drama

20-30 somethings living in St Kilda and their dramas in life.

Stars: Deborah Mailman, David Tredinnick, Samuel Johnson, Sibylla Budd

Votes: 838

19. Molly (2016)

Drama

The story of how, from the early 1970s, Australia's eccentric Ian 'Molly' Meldrum became a loved and respected rock music guru as host of the TV show Countdown.

Stars: Samuel Johnson, T.J. Power, Tom O'Sullivan, Ben Gerrard

Votes: 268

20. Kath & Kim (2002–2007)

Not Rated | 26 min | Comedy

A mother, her daughter, and their respective "hunks of spunk" negotiate life in suburban Australia.

Stars: Jane Turner, Gina Riley, Glenn Robbins, Peter Rowsthorn

Votes: 2,797

21. The Chaser's War on Everything (2006–2009)

26 min | Comedy

The show features sketches mocking social and political issues, and often feature comedic publicity stunts.

Stars: Julian Morrow, Andrew Hansen, Chris Taylor, Chas Licciardello

Votes: 2,522

22. Danger 5 (2011– )

24 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

It's Christmas in the 1980s, Adolf Hitler is alive and has two Yuletide wishes: Danger 5 dead and the world under his Christmas tree.

Stars: David Ashby, Sean James Murphy, Natasa Ristic, Amanda Simons

Votes: 3,928

23. Wentworth (2013– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama

Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison.

Stars: Kate Atkinson, Robbie Magasiva, Katrina Milosevic, Jacqueline Brennan

Votes: 15,234

24. Glitch (2015–2019)

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Six people return from the dead with no memory and attempt to unveil what brought them to the grave in the first place.

Stars: Patrick Brammall, Emma Booth, Sean Keenan, Hannah Monson

Votes: 11,858

25. Blue Heelers (1994–2006)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The series primarily focuses on the daily lives of Victorian police officers working at a police station in the fictional small town of Mount Thomas.

Stars: John Wood, Julie Nihill, Martin Sacks, Lisa McCune

Votes: 794

26. CIA: Crime Investigation Australia (2005–2009)

60 min | Crime

Crime investigation Australia takes you deep into the Most horrific crimes Australia has ever seen.

Stars: Erryn Arkin, Olivia Stambouliah, Steve Liebmann, Andy Trieu

Votes: 96

27. The Surgeon (2005)

30 min | Drama

This verité documentary series profiles the personal and professional lives of Canada's best surgeons. With remarkable access to doctors and their patients, this series features riveting ... See full summary »

Stars: Justine Clarke, Sam Worthington, Nicholas Bell, Matthew Newton

Votes: 52

28. Gallipoli (2015)

War

Four young Australian boys join the military and are sent to Gallipoli.

Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Harry Greenwood, Sam Parsonson, Tom Budge

Votes: 1,309

29. The Killing Season (2015)

224 min | Documentary

Gripping three-part documentary series examines the forces that shaped Labor during the Kevin Rudd / Julia Gillard leadership years.

Stars: Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd

Votes: 28

30. Gladiators (1992–2000)

60 min | Action, Game-Show, Reality-TV

Members of the public are pitted against superfit Gladiators in trials of strength, speed and stamina.

Stars: Ulrika Jonsson, John Anderson, John Sachs, Kim Betts

Votes: 850

31. Soul Mates (2014– )

TV-PG | Comedy, Fantasy

A bromance for the ages, Soul Mates is the story of two kindred spirits trapped in a cycle of death and rebirth. Across different lifetimes with no knowledge of their past lives, they are forever drawn together as mates.

Stars: Christiaan Van Vuuren, Nicholas Boshier, Rachel House, Connor Van Vuuren

Votes: 326

32. Jack Irish (2016– )

Not Rated | 52 min | Crime, Drama

Jack is engaged to find a missing person, only to be later framed for his murder. Jack is quickly caught up in a complex web of powerful vested interests that stretches from his home town of Fitzroy to a remote village in the Philippines.

Stars: Guy Pearce, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Shane Jacobson

Votes: 1,125

33. White Collar Blue (2002–2003)

50 min | Crime, Drama

The detectives of the Kingsway Major Crime Squad fight to preserve their Pacific Paradise, while dealing with the personal and professional tensions affecting their work and lives.

Stars: Peter O'Brien, Freya Stafford, Brooke Satchwell, Don Hany

Votes: 85

34. Cloudstreet (2011)

342 min | Drama

The lives of two working class Australian families who come to live together at One Cloud Street, over a period of twenty years, 1943 - 1963.

Stars: Kerry Fox, Geoff Morrell, Stephen Curry, Essie Davis

Votes: 462

35. Wake in Fright (2017)

Not Rated | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A young schoolteacher finds himself marooned in a small mining town in the outback, where a string of dangerous events render him a broken, desperate man.

Stars: Sean Keenan, Alex Dimitriades, Caren Pistorius, Gary Sweet

Votes: 244

36. Australian Survivor (2016– )

60 min | Adventure, Game-Show, Reality-TV

A reality show where a group of twenty-four Australians are stranded in a remote location with little more than the clothes on their back. The winner takes home $500,000AU and the title of Sole Survivor.

Stars: Jonathan LaPaglia, Luke Toki, Henry Nicholson, Phoebe Timmins

Votes: 356

37. Mr Inbetween (2018– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Crime, Drama

In Mr Inbetween, Ryan plays "Ray Shoesmith," a father, ex-husband, boyfriend and best friend: tough roles to juggle in the modern age. Even harder when you're a criminal for hire.

Stars: Scott Ryan, Chika Yasumura, Damon Herriman, Justin Rosniak

Votes: 3,037



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