Undercover

Last watched April 2017 Description: “Undercover follows the lives and family of Maya Cobbina, a British lawyer conducting a long-term legal fight to prove the innocence of US death row inmate Rudy Jones, and her husband Nick Johnson. After Cobbina is head hunted for the position of Director of Public Prosecutions, her husband’s past – and the circumstances…

Juana Inés

Last watched February 2017 Description: Based on the true story of nun and academic, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, this Mexican is a semi-historical biography following her life after she is introduced to the court in New Spain as a teen. Being a bright young woman at the time when inquisitors of the Church were so powerful,…

Glitch

Last watched January 2017 Description: People climb up from the grave. Not the recent dead, either. Some of them have been dead for hundreds of years. They aren’t zombies, they aren’t craving human flesh. They’re just… alive again. Opinion: I am really stoked to put the first Australian tv series on here! (Is it the first one?…

3%

Last watched November 2016 Description: Growing up ‘Inland’, you are taught that to aspire to the utopia known only as ‘Offshore’. To get there, you must go through ‘the Process’, a gruelling set of tasks that weed out those without merit. Only 3% have enough merit to go. But the tough life of living Inland…

Crashing

Last watched November 2016 Description: An eclectic collection of people share a dilapidated building in London through a ‘property guardians’ program. This includes the dorky, but adorable Fred who is both gay and very shy; the realistic equivalent of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl (read: flawed, chaotic, childish and deeply irresponsible) Lulu; Lulu’s oldest friend…

the Get Down

Last watched: August 2016 Summary: It’s summer, 1970s, and the Bronx are burning, literally and metaphorically. People are paying any number of the gangs in the area to burn down their buildings for insurance money. Drugs are prevalent, work is scarce, graffiti is everywhere and Disco is on the radio. On-again-off couple Mylene and Zeke both…

Raised By Wolves

Last watched: July 2016 Summary: Della Garry works at the Pound Store and looks after her homeschooled six kids, Germaine, Aretha, Cher, Yoko, Wyatt and Mariah. She is a smoking, sharp talking kick ass mother who doesn’t take shit from anyone. The show centres around the nature of the family, teenage love, puberty, parenting, lust,…

Treme

Last watched 2014 Summary: Post-Treme Katrina, everyone seems to agree, isn’t what it used to be. Those who weren’t part of the diaspora getting away from the damage are left to grieve, rebuild and pick up the pieces. Treme threads the lives of many different characters working through the trauma of Katrina in the shadow…

Fresh off the Boat

Last watched 2015 Summary: Eddie Huang’s Taiwanese family moves from Chinatown in Washington to Orlando, Florida, to open a cowboy themed steak restaurant. Eddie’s father heartily embraces American culture and the American dream, Eddie’s mother struggles with living in a largely white neighbourhood. Opinion: I love how much Eddie loves hip hop. I love the…

the Family Law

Last watched 2016 Summary: Benjamin Law is a young Chinese kid coming to terms with his sexuality in the middle of a complicated family storm. His parents’ marriage is rocky and he is the middle child of five. Opinion: When interviewed about this show, Law said (I paraphrase) that it is often compared to Fresh Off the…

UnREAL

Last watched August 2016 Summary: Rachel is a feminist, or so her shirt decrees as she lies on the floor of a limo ferrying girls off to meet the man of her dreams on the reality television show, Everlasting. But Rachel is also a producer, and to do her job she needs to create drama –…