Top 10 TV shows in Australia this week and where to watch them

Posted: 7 April 2022 12:00 pm
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Catch up with the shows everyone seems to be talking about.

With plenty of streaming services fighting for your attention and new shows released literally every week, figuring out what to watch can be a struggle. Yet some titles manage to stand out from the crowd and become instant pop culture staples.

If you're looking to join in the conversation, we've got you covered. Below are 10 series that are enjoying quite the hype at the moment. We made this list using both trends and our own expert preferences and it will be updated weekly. You can't go wrong with adding any of these titles to your watchlist.

Editor's note: You can catch a bunch of these shows using streaming free trials – check them out here.

1. Moon Knight


Year: 2022

Cast: Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, May Calamawy

The latest Marvel TV series is unlike any that preceded it. That should be reason enough to make even viewers who don't follow the franchise closely give it a try.

Moon Knight follows a gift-shop employee in London who realises that he suffers from dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with a mercenary. Thrust into a mystery involving Egyptian gods, he has to figure out what's really happening to him and how to best survive his condition.

Oscar Isaac is perfectly cast in the lead role, offering a performance for the ages as he deals with his character's multiple identities. The Marvel series is equal parts weird and thrilling, so you'll be hooked to find out what happens next. Episodes drop Wednesdays on Disney Plus.

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2. Bridgerton


Year: 2020

Cast: Jonathan Bailey, Phoebe Dynevor, Adjoa Andoh, Simone Ashley

After premiering to massive success in 2020, Bridgerton is back for more. Set in Regency era London, the series follows the Bridgerton siblings as they navigate high society in search of love. Expect steamy scenes, fiery rivalries and gorgeous costumes.

While season 1 explored the attraction between Daphne and the Duke of Hastings, season 2 centres on the eldest Bridgerton, Anthony, who embarks on his own quest for love. All Bridgerton episodes are now streaming.

  • Watch Bridgerton on Netflix

3. Luxe Listings Sydney


Year: 2021

Cast: Gavin Rubinstein, D'Leanne Lewis, Simon Cohen, Monika Tu

Ready for a fresh dose of outrageous real estate? The hit reality series is back for season 2, with a new agent in tow and plenty of spectacular properties to showcase.

Luxe Listings Sydney follows a group of ambitious real estate agents as they hustle to close multi-million-dollar deals. This time around, Monika Tu joins Simon Cohen, Gavin Rubinstein and D'Leanne Lewis. Tu is known for attracting international buyers to the Sydney market, making the competition that much fiercer.

With fabulous homes and appealing clients such as Delta Goodrem, this season of Luxe Listings Sydney is a must-watch. The first 3 episodes dropped at once, with the remaining 3 rolling out weekly on Prime Video.

4. Halo


Year: 2022

Cast: Pablo Schreiber, Natascha McElhone, Jen Taylor, Yerin Ha, Charlie Murphy

Based on the video game franchise of the same name, Halo is set in the 26th century, when humanity is in danger from an alien threat known as the Covenant.

Consequently, a scientist genetically engineers super-soldiers to defend humans. The action zooms in on one such soldier, Master Chief, who begins to question his existence and mission after he comes in contact with a Covenant relic.

With sweeping visuals and action galore, Halo should be like catnip for sci-fi enthusiasts, whether or not they're familiar with the game that inspired the story. Catch episodes weekly on Paramount Plus.

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5. Our Flag Means Death


Year: 2022

Cast: Rhys Darby, Taika Waititi, Kristian Nairn, Joel Fry, Samson Kayo, Nathan Foad

A period comedy, Our Flag Means Death revolves around the real-life Stede Bonnet, an aristocrat who in 1717 leaves his cushy life behind to become a pirate. The problem? He has absolutely no skills for the job.

Once on board his ship Revenge, Captain Bonnet and his quirky crew must navigate the dangers usually associated with the gig, including confronting other bloodthirsty pirates. When Bonnet meets the legendary Blackbeard, the 2 spark a bromance which may eventually morph into much more.

With great production values, a slow-burn story and amusing gags, Our Flag Means Death is a pleasant diversion from reality. It's also best enjoyed binged. All season 1 episodes are available on BINGE and Foxtel.

6. The Dropout


Year: 2022

Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Naveen Andrews, William H. Macy, Laurie Metcalf

This stylish miniseries chronicles the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, CEO of notorious company Theranos. It premiered with 3 episodes. The remaining instalments arrive weekly on Disney Plus.

Holmes dropped out of college to revolutionise health care by founding Theranos. The company claimed that its tech can perform speedy and safe blood tests by only using a small amount of blood. It quickly drew the world's attention and raised an impressive amount of money. Then, it all came tumbling down when it was revealed that the tech wasn't quite performing as advertised.

With mesmerising performances and excellent production values, The Dropout is the kind of show that immediately draws you in. The fact that it's based on true events is just the cherry on top.

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7. Killing Eve


Year: 2018

Cast: Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw, Kim Bodnia

The final season of this popular British spy thriller is now streaming. How will it all end for the MI5 analyst and the psychopathic assassin?

In the aftermath of the women's exchange on the bridge in the season 3 finale, Eve decides to go on a revenge mission, while Villanelle hopes to prove that she's not a monster after all. Meanwhile, Carolyn is trying her best to chase down The Twelve.

Judging by the premiere, the show is building up to an exciting finale. Don't miss out. Episodes come out weekly.

  • Watch Killing Eve on ABC iview

8. Minx


Year: 2022

Cast: Ophelia Lovibond, Jake Johnson, Idara Victor, Jessica Lowe

Minx is a workplace comedy set in the 70s at an erotic magazine for women. We follow a feminist with big dreams who compromises her vision and joins forces with a porn publisher in order to get her writing out there.

As you can imagine, working for an erotic magazine involves plenty of hilarity, as well as copious amounts of nudity – including the full-frontal kind. That said, the show takes its time to provide social commentary and explore the relationships between the characters.

The cast has excellent chemistry, the jokes land, the costumes and sets are on point. If you're looking for an entertaining binge, you can't go wrong with this. Episodes drop weekly on Stan.

  • Watch Minx on Stan

9. Outlander


Year: 2014

Cast: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Sophie Skelton

Back from hiatus, Outlander shows no signs of slowing down. The historical romance drama is firing on all cylinders, proving that the long wait between seasons was definitely worth it.

For those new to the show, it revolves around a nurse who travels back in time and falls in love with a dashing Highland warrior. In Outlander season 6, Claire and Jamie are still trying to recover following Claire's brutal kidnapping and assault.

Meanwhile, the Revolutionary War is looming, so there's plenty of drama in store for the couple as they struggle to move forward.

Season 6 episodes arrive weekly on BINGE and Foxtel.

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  • Watch Outlander seasons 1–5 on Netflix

10. How I Met Your Father


Year: 2022

Cast: Hilary Duff, Chris Lowell, Francia Raisa, Suraj Sharma, Tom Ainsley

A How I Met Your Mother spin-off/revival set in the same universe, this new comedy stars Hilary Duff as Sophie, a young woman looking for love. At the same time, we see future Sophie recount to her son the story of how she met his father.

Turns out, it all started in 2022 New York. Sophie is sick of online dating, but she's still optimistic about finding a partner who will make life more bearable. She's also lucky enough to hang with a cool group of friends, all facing challenges of their own.

How I Met Your Father takes a while to find its groove, but it's a fun series with an attractive cast. As a bonus, it features several callbacks to the original nostalgic fans will appreciate.

The show premiered with 2 episodes on Disney Plus. The remaining episodes arrive weekly on the service.

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    ArtyOctober 5, 2015

    If I get the iTunes downloads of Rick and Morty, do I end up with the censored or un-censored versions?

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      BrodieOctober 6, 2015

      Hi there!

      As far as I can tell, the Rick and Morty episodes you purchase through iTunes are censored. The only way to get an uncensored copy is to wait for the DVD/Bluray release.

      Cheers,

      Brodie

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