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The new Binge series Strife is a fictionalised adaptation of Mia Freedman’s 2017 memoir.
The new Australian series The Artful Dodger is a surgical reworking of Oliver Twist, where the savagery is played for laughs.
The new series on Stan is most successful through its links to rural crime noir, pulling apart the vulnerability and deception of this small town.
There’s less sex but more exploration as the Moordale crew embark on new adventures in the show’s last season.
Our experts bring you the best new shows, films and seasons. From comedy to reality television to crime drama, we hope you’ll find your new streaming favourite here.
My research on chefs’ mental health shows restaurants valorise isolation, abuse and violence – but The Bear avoids idealising this obsessive mindset.
Based on the book by Holly Ringland, new Australian seven episode TV series The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart on Prime Video is solid, well shot, naturalistic and thoroughly middlebrow.
The harsh and unforgiving Australian environment provided a fertile ground for the development of a distinctive Gothic tradition. Bay of Fires explores the genre in humorous and unexpected ways.
The history of the goldfields too often focuses on men – but, as new Aussie TV series Gold Diggers gets right, the settlements were filled with women.
Vivian can’t believe her luck when she inherits a clifftop house – but the house comes with unexpected responsibilities.
Latecomers looks at the role of sex and sexuality in the lives of disabled people.
In her new SBS documentary, Rachel Perkins travels across vast territory to capture key aspects of a war that lasted more than 100 years.
Heartbreak High avoids cliche and shows its teen heroes as complicated, messy people the audience can root for – even when they make mistakes.
Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, this new ABC crime drama Savage River explores complex social territory.
A new docu-comedy, The Exhibitionists asks why the dominant image of an artist is a man – and places women back in the frame.
SBS’s new four part murder mystery examines Chinese experience on the Australian goldfields during the 1850s.
There are few politicians in The Good Fight, but it remains the most interesting American political series of the past few years.
The new ABC drama Fires is a six-part series of interlinked stories inspired by the 2019-2020 Black Summer fire season.
Packed to the Rafters was an authentic TV show about an ordinary family. The new reboot has family at its centre while touching on issues such as climate change and homelessness.