The 50 best TV shows you can stream on Stan

Since its launch back in 2015, Stan has considerably expanded its catalogue, which now includes thousands of hours of content. Here are the best series available to stream right now.

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Australia's home-grown streaming service has a lot going for it. From a generous roster of shows fast-tracked from the US, to original content like No Activity, horror spin-off Wolf Creek, raucous comedy The Other Guy and the grim drama Romper Stomper, Stan has proven itself a force to be reckoned with.

Here are the best TV shows you can currently stream on Stan, as determined by a mix of critic reviews, audience response and the expertise and opinion of our writer.

1. Made for Love


Year of release: 2021
Cast: Cristin Milioti, Billy Magnussen, Ray Romano

An engaging black comedy, Made for Love follows a woman who is on the run after years in a suffocating marriage to a tech billionaire. When she realises that he implanted a chip in her brain to track her at all times, she is desperate to regain some sort of independence.

Made for Love is hilarious, thought-provoking, clever and satirical. As a nice bonus, Cristin Milioti is an absolute delight in the lead role.

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2. Rutherford Falls


Year of release: 2021
Cast: Ed Helms, Michael Greyeyes, Jana Schmieding

Missing Parks and Recreation? Rutherford Falls might fill the Leslie Knope-shaped hole in your heart. The series centres on 2 best friends who find themselves at a crossroads when 1 of them fights the idea of moving a statue.

The show takes a couple of episodes to find its footing, but it's funny and has a lot of heart. If you want a breezy binge with a powerful message, you can't go wrong with this.

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3. Head High


Year of release: 2020
Cast: Miriama McDowell, Craig Hall, Jayden Daniels

A New Zealand series, Head High chronicles the rise of high school rugby stars Mana and Tai. Under the guidance of their parents, they compete in their school's team and hope to make it big one day. But tragedy, secrets and a rival high school might get in their way.

A powerful drama that's more about family than it is about sport, Head High will draw you in from the first episode and keep you glued to the screen until you binge the entire first season in one go. If you enjoyed Friday Night Lights, there's a pretty good chance you'll like this too.

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4. Bump


Year of release: 2021
Cast: Nathalie Morris, Claudia Karvan, Carlos Sanson Jnr, Angus Sampson

A charming Stan original series, Bump follows a teenager, Oly, who has big future plans… and a surprise baby. Needless to say, the unexpected newcomer causes complications for both families involved.

Bump has already been renewed for a second season – which is excellent news, since the Aussie drama is a delight. Full of heart and humour, it's a show about people just trying to do their best. It's also quite binge-worthy, so don't start watching unless you have at least a couple of hours of free time ahead.

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5. It's a Sin


Year of release: 2021
Cast: Olly Alexander, Nathaniel Curtis, Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells, Lydia West

It's 1981, the start of a new decade. 3 friends begin a new life in London and adjust with the help of their housemates, but a new virus is on the rise. Soon, their lives will change in ways they never imagined.

This highly acclaimed series focuses on London's vibrant gay scene, showing the importance of found families and the confusion and heartbreak AIDS caused over the course of a decade. To call it must-watch TV would be an understatement.

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6. Saved by the Bell


Year of release: 2020
Cast: Haskiri Velazquez, Mitchell Hoog, Josie Totah

A follow-up to the iconic 1990s sitcom, Saved by the Bell revolves around a group of California low-income high school students who are transferred to Pacific Palisades' wealthy Bayside High. Once there, they clash with the privileged kids, who are in for a much-needed awakening.

Hilarious and boasting a strong cast, this Saved by the Bell reboot is much better than everyone expected, blending nostalgia with timeliness in a seamless and intriguing way. Whether you tune in to see familiar faces or are more interested in what the new generation experiences, there's plenty to love.

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7. Gangs of London


Year of release: 2020
Cast: Ray Panthaki, Joe Cole, Lucian Msamati, Paapa Essiedu

When the head of a criminal organisation is assassinated, the resulting power vacuum leads to a struggle that threatens the fragile peace among the intricate web of international gangs operating on the streets of modern-day London.

That's the premise behind this gripping crime series – a must-see for anyone who appreciates exhilarating action and nuanced character drama. Add some excellent performances into the mix and you've got yourself a first-rate show you won't be able to look away from.

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8. The Good Lord Bird


Year of release: 2020
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Joshua Caleb Johnson, Beau Knapp

Based on the 2013 novel of the same name by James McBride, The Good Lord Bird stars Ethan Hawke as abolitionist John Brown.

The story is told from the point of view of Onion, a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown's motley family of abolitionist soldiers and participates in the 1859 raid on the army depot at Harpers Ferry. Brown's raid failed to initiate the slave revolt he intended but was the instigating event that started the American Civil War.

Despite the serious subject matter, the series is quite funny at times, making for an engaging and entertaining watch. Plus, Ethan Hawke is phenomenal.

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9. P-Valley


Year of release: 2020
Cast: Brandee Evans, Nicco Annan, Shannon Thornton

Meet the women and patrons of an infamous Mississippi strip club and follow them as they struggle with love, life and everything in between.

That's the premise behind this intriguing drama series which celebrates the beauty of the craft, but also makes it a point to highlight the challenges. If you ever wondered about the behind-the-scenes activities that occur at a strip club, now's your chance to find out more.

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10. Eden


Year of release: 2021
Cast: Sophie Wilde, BeBe Bettencourt, Keiynan Lonsdale, Cody Fern

A Stan original production, Eden is a story of 'paradise gone wrong.' Filmed around the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, it revolves around the disappearance of a young woman. A devastating chain of events follows, proving that the idyllic community isn't quite what it seems.

This engaging eight-part drama has a lot going for it, including a likeable cast, solid production values and an intriguing plot. As the community's long buried secrets are dragged into the open, the audience can't help but be glued to the screen.

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11. Yellowstone


Year of release: 2018
Cast: Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley

Kevin Costner stars in this western drama as the patriarch of a powerful, complicated family of ranchers. He operates in a corrupt world, constantly at odds with those who border his property – be it an expanding town, an Indian reservation or America's first national park.

With beautiful backdrops and an engaging cast, Yellowstone is sure to appeal to western enthusiasts. For everyone else, the melodramatic storylines make for an appealing addition. In other words, if you’re a fan of complicated families, this will be right up your alley.

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12. The Great


Year of release: 2020
Cast: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Sacha Dhawan

A genre-bending, hilarious series, The Great follows the rise of Catherine the Nothing to, well, Catherine the Great. Tune in to see how she goes from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia's history.

The show has a wicked sense of humour and a stellar cast, which make it a delicious and addictive binge. The story may be different than what you remember from the history books, but there's enough satire here to keep you glued to the screen.

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13. Normal People


Year of release: 2020
Cast: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal, Desmond Eastwood, Aislín McGuckin

Based on the popular Sally Rooney novel of the same name, Normal People follows Marianne and Connell, who come from different backgrounds. As years go by and they weave in and out of each other's romantic lives, the impact they have on each other is undeniable.

Normal People is an emotional series about love and class, perfectly anchored by 2 compelling performances. The show does justice to the source material but is also very accessible to those who are unfamiliar with the book. If you're looking to lose yourself in a tender and moving story, you can't go wrong with this.

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14. Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist


Year of release: 2020
Cast: Jane Levy, Skylar Astin, Alex Newell, John Clarence Stewart, Lauren Graham

Missing the delightful madness that was Crazy Ex-Girlfriend? This quirky series will fill the musical hole in your heart. Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist centres on a young woman who develops the ability to hear the innermost thoughts of the people around her as songs and musical numbers.

Due to the grim times we’re living we could all benefit from more breezy, fun shows in our lives, and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist delivers. A touching blend of drama and humour with some tremendous choreography thrown in, the series will either win you over from the first scene or make you roll your eyes as soon as the first musical number graces your screen. We advise you tune in immediately to see where you stand.

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15. Everything’s Gonna Be Okay


Year of release: 2020
Cast: Josh Thomas, Kayla Cromer, Maeve Press, Adam Faison

Everything’s Gonna Be Okay revolves around Nicholas, a neurotic twenty-something who rises up to the occasion of taking care of his siblings following their father’s unexpected death. A heartfelt comedy, the show navigates themes of adolescence, autism, consent, grief and family.

The concept may sound overdone, but the execution is fresh and heartwarming. Everything’s Gonna Be Okay is funny, sweet, charming and poignant, making it a must-see title – at least for viewers who love witty sad-coms.

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16. The Vampire Diaries


Year of release: 2009
Cast: Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley

An iconic paranormal series, The Vampire Diaries follows teenager Elena, who finds herself caught between 2 vampire brothers and a whole lot of supernatural intrigue. Her new entourage includes witches, werewolves and doppelgangers. Try navigating high school life at the same time!

Featuring wild twists and cliffhangers every step of the way, The Vampire Diaries is superbly paced and brimming with characters you will undoubtedly root for. While the quality rises and falls across the drama’s 8 seasons, the show never becomes boring, managing to find a way to keep things fresh until the very end.

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17. The Commons


Year of release: 2019
Cast: Joanne Froggatt, David Lyons, Ryan Corr, Rupert Penry-Jones

Set in a familiar future, this Stan original series is a gripping character-driven relationship drama revolving around a radical and gifted neuropsychologist who is desperate for a child of her own. However, as humanity faces next level climate change, the question of bringing a child into the world is a whole lot more complicated than it used to be.

The first word that comes to mind when describing The Commons is timely – so much so that the show might make for an uncomfortable, but necessary watch. It doesn’t hurt that the series is very good, benefiting from a hefty budget and some fine performances from everyone involved.

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18. Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Year of release: 1997
Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anthony Stewart Head, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon

A cult series that needs little introduction, Buffy the Vampire Slayer revolves around a teenager who has been chosen to fight the forces of evil (vampires, demons and the like), while also trying to maintain some sort of a normal life. Luckily, she gets help from the Scooby gang, which includes a few loyal friends.

A pop culture staple, Buffy is one of the greatest supernatural teen shows of all time. There’s action, melodrama, friendship and quite a healthy amount of forbidden love. The special effects may look dated nowadays, but the storylines will still hit you right in the feels. All 7 seasons of this beloved and iconic series are now streaming on Stan. If you haven’t seen it yet, it may finally be time to discover it in all its glory.

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19. Grey’s Anatomy


Year of release: 2005
Cast: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Patrick Dempsey, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr.

Aussie fans, rejoice! There’s finally a platform that lets you stream this beloved medical drama. Well, at least the first 14 seasons are on Stan. Seasons 15-17 are over on Disney+. Grey’s Anatomy centres on the professional and personal lives of a group of doctors, initially following 5 interns who are just starting their career at a Seattle hospital.

Grey’s Anatomy is the longest-running medical drama of all time and has grown into a global phenomenon thanks to its appealing cast, clever scripts and generous amounts of elevator flirting. Fair warning – the show is addictive, so you might want to put your life on hold for the next few months if you plan to tune in.

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20. Godfather of Harlem


Year of release: 2019
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Ilfenesh Hadera, Vincent D'Onofrio, Nigél Thatch

Godfather of Harlem takes place in the 60s and follows infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson, portrayed by Forest Whitaker. When he returns from 10 years in prison to find his neighbourhood in shambles, Johnson must take the necessary measures to ensure that his crime family will regain control.

A thrilling gangster drama, Godfather of Harlem is based on true events, which makes it even more addictive. This is an ensemble show by all standards, but Whitaker truly shines as the lead, offering a brilliant performance. Add some sharp writing to the mix and you’ve got yourself a gritty and absorbing hit.

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21. Ramy


Year of release: 2019
Cast: Ramy Youssef, Mohammed Amer, Dave Merheje, Stephen Way

Ramy revolves around Ramy Hassan, a first-generation Egyptian-American who is caught between his Muslim community and the frivolous millennial generation. At the same time, he tries to do all the typical things expected of a twenty-something, like party and date. What could possibly go wrong?

Hilarious and insightful, the series explores themes that manage to come off as revolutionary by simply highlighting the American Muslim experience. Thanks to complex characters and clever writing, Ramy stands out from the crowd and ends up being more than your typical comedy. It’s a real treat.

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22. City on a Hill


Year of release: 2019
Cast: Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Jonathan Tucker, Jill Hennessy

Starring Kevin Bacon, City on a Hill is set in the early 90s in Boston, when violent criminals and racism are part of the norm. The series revolves around a hardened FBI veteran and a district attorney who form an unexpected alliance that will eventually lead to altering the city's criminal justice system.

Ambitious and riveting, the show boasts an impressive cast and benefits from great performances and engaging dialogue. While the plot can get somewhat convoluted, these fascinating characters will surely keep you coming back for more.

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23. Pen15


Year of release: 2019
Cast: Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, Mutsuko Erskine, Richard Karn

Depicting the ups and downs of middle school life, Pen15 stars comics Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle playing versions of themselves as teenage outcasts in the year 2000. Surrounded by actual teenagers, the 2 navigate the awkwardness of adolescence, when the best day of your life can easily turn into the worst day of your life in a manner of seconds.

Quirky and hilarious, Pen15 sneaks up on you. Don’t dismiss it based solely on its ridiculous title – the series is zany and earnest, perfectly depicting both the awesomeness and awfulness of middle school. We bet the show will catch you by surprise.

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24. The Golden Girls


Year of release: 1985
Cast: Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty

The Golden Girls follows 4 women who live together in Miami as they experience the angst and joy of their golden years. The group, who has delicious chemistry, includes strong-willed Dorothy, spacey Rose, lusty Southern belle Blanche and matriarch Sophia.

A classic for a reason, The Golden Girls features a tremendously talented cast and consistently delivers when it comes to laughs. More importantly, the show has a lot of heart, so it always makes for a fun re-watch. You’ll be in for a treat.

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25. Scrubs


Year of release: 2001
Cast: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Sarah Chalke, Judy Reyes, John C. McGinley

Scrubs follows a group of goofy doctors as they start their medical careers at Sacred Heart Hospital, learning to cope with the unusual challenges that come with the job. The main character is JD, an intern with a passion for daydreaming who will soon learn that the life of a doctor isn’t quite as he expected.

This iconic comedy is a mix of social commentary, hilarious jokes and heartfelt moments, which makes it the perfect binge for when you’re feeling a bit low and want something to lift you up. Well-written and emotionally honest, Scrubs never disappoints.

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26. Lost


Year of release: 2004
Cast: Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway

Lost follows the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 after it crashes into a mysterious island. They have no idea if or when they will be saved, so they get to know each other and explore their surroundings to increase their chances of making it off the island alive. Too bad the island has other plans.

The show was a hit for its first episode, offering compelling mysteries, a memorable setting and intriguing characters. Addictive and mind-bending, Lost will grip you from the very first scene, pulling you into its universe with no chance of escape until you’ve binged all episodes. Consider yourself warned.

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27. The Handmaid’s Tale


Year of release: 2017
Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Max Minghella, Yvonne Strahovski, Joseph Fiennes, Ann Dowd

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale is set in Gilead, a totalitarian society that used to be part of the US. Due to a plummeting birth rate, the remaining fertile women are forced to serve families in order to help them conceive. The series centres on Offred, who is determined to survive the harsh life she’s leading and find the daughter that was taken away from her.

Grim and powerful, The Handmaid’s Tale is the kind of show that makes you both uncomfortable and unable to look away. Elisabeth Moss gives a riveting performance in the lead role, backed up by a terrific supporting cast. As difficult to watch as it may be at times, the series is masterfully made, so you should definitely give it a go.

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28. Bloom


Year of release: 2019
Cast: Phoebe Tonkin, Jacki Weaver, Bryan Brown, Ryan Corr

A Stan original series, Bloom takes place a year after a devastating flood kills 5 people. When a new plant is discovered with the power to restore youth, some locals are prepared to kill for it. It’s a show about regrets, living in the past and the lengths some people are willing to go to be young again.

With an intriguing premise and some great performances from everyone involved, Bloom is a quick binge that will capture your attention from the start. Stylish and engaging, this enthralling series should definitely earn a spot on your watch list.

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29. The Bold Type


Year of release: 2017
Cast: Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, Meghann Fahy, Melora Hardin

Inspired by the life of Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles, The Bold Type follows 3 young, outspoken women as they navigate life and love in New York. They work together at a glamorous magazine – Jane is a writer, Kat handles social media and Sutton starts as an assistant but dreams about a career in fashion. They are often mentored by their fierce boss, Jacqueline.

Despite revolving around the world of fashion magazines, The Bold Type’s main focus is the strong friendship between the 3 main characters, who have each other’s backs no matter what. Smart and bubbly, the show doesn’t shy away from tackling hot-button themes like gun control or sexual assault, but it does so in a thoughtful manner, ultimately offering a message of courage and hope. It’s refreshing to watch women supporting women instead of working to tear each other down. The show ended in 2021, with all episodes now available on Stan.

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30. Escape at Dannemora


Year of release: 2018
Cast: Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano

Based on true events, Escape at Dannemora is a docu-drama revolving around 2 convicted murderers who pull off a prison break with the help of a female prison employee they get romantically involved with. The series, directed and produced by Ben Stiller, is a dramatisation of the infamous 2015 Clinton Correctional Facility escape.

Escape at Dannemora doesn’t limit its scope to showing you the prison break. Instead, the series takes its time to put things in context by looking at each character’s life in detail. It’s slow-moving at times, but keeping up with it will reward you with a memorable tale and some fine acting from everyone involved. More character-driven than action-packed, the show is dark and intense, so it’s best to pace yourself with this one instead of binge-watching multiple episodes in one go.

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31. Hannibal


Year of release: 2013
Cast: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Hettienne Park

Now here's a crime-procedural thriller you should definitely sink your teeth into (possibly with some fava beans and a nice chianti.) Hannibal introduces us to gifted criminal profiler Will Graham, an investigator who can empathise with anyone, including the worst psychos out there. Sadly, his unique methods aren't flawless. When an untrackable serial killer crosses Graham's path he enlists the help of brilliant shrink Hannibal Lecter who, at this point in his career, is very much an under-the-radar cannibal. Snacks at this stage, not banquets.

In due (main) course the pair form an effective criminal profiler partnership but it slowly becomes apparent that Lecter's brilliant mind has gone to the dark side. The good news is that as the seasons progress each course is more delicious than the last. Go in expecting polished presentation, plenty of gore and even the rare sprinkling of twisted humour. Bon appétit.

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32. Sherlock


Year of release: 2010
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Mark Gatiss, Amanda Abbington

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr Watson, this acclaimed BBC series is a contemporary spin on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved series. We follow the legendary detective as he prowls the streets of modern-day London, cracking oddball cases and solving difficult mysteries with the assistance of his helpful sidekick.

The BBC series has received tons of praise ever since it first launched, for good reason. Sherlock is slick, smart, witty and visually stunning. Both Cumberbatch and Freeman deliver amazing performances. The twists and turns are thrilling and unpredictable. Despite allowing Holmes to use technology to solve crimes, the series stays true to its classic characters, so even purists will be utterly delighted. A must-watch for mystery lovers and Sherlock enthusiasts alike.

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33. Justified

Year of release: 2010
Cast:Timothy Olyphant, Walton Goggins, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts

Based on a rootin' tootin' character seen in Elmore Leonard's books and short stories, deputy Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) is a modern lawman who shoots from the hip like the west is still wild. Basically, he's that classic police maverick chestnut: a loose cannon with the John Wayne strut who gets results, while also being a thorn in the side of his US Marshals Service bosses.

In his crosshairs are scumbags of all shapes and sizes – moonshiners, grifters, white supremacists, the Dixie mafia – you name it, he offers them the same cold-blooded logic. If you're a criminal armed with a gun around him, he's justified in filling you full of lead when the action kicks off. Admittedly, this sort of cowboy law-enforcement character hasn't aged well since 2010, but we challenge you not to get hooked on Raylan's adventures anyway.

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34. No Activity


Year of release: 2015
Cast: Patrick Brammall, Daniel Wyllie, Tim Minchin, Harriet Dyer

Stan’s first original series follows the peripheral players in a major police sting. The characters are involved in a stake-out where not much happens, so all that’s left to do is for them to enjoy each other’s company and relish in idiotic conversations. It’s a dark comedy centred on mundane human interactions, but that doesn’t make it any less watchable. Neither does the fact that the dialogue features a lot of improvisation, which leads to some hilarious bits.

Thanks to No Activity, Stan became the first streaming series ever to be in the running for the Logies, with season 1 of the series scoring 3 nominations. There are 2 seasons available to binge, as well as season 1 of the US version.

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35. Romper Stomper


Year of release: 2018
Cast: Toby Wallace, Jacqueline McKenzie, Dan Wyllie, John Brumpton

Romper Stomper is a sequel to the 1992 movie with the same name, set 25 years after the events in the film. This time we follow a new generation of far-right activists and anti-fascists. It’s a bold and ambitious production starring Jacqueline McKenzie, Dan Wyllie, Lachy Hulme, Sophie Lowe, David Wenham and Toby Wallace. It’s also the series that helped a lot of us nurse hangovers on New Year’s Day.

At only 6 episodes, Romper Stomper makes for compelling and invigorating television. You’ll be completely mesmerised from the opening moments of the first episode, when you meet most of the main players, until the explosive finale. Plus, it’s not the kind of series you binge and then forget about. It will stay with you, at least for a few days. Fair warning.

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36. Wolf Creek


Year of release: 2016
Cast: John Jarratt, Lucy Fry, Dustin Clare, Tess Haubrich and Matt Day

A spin-off of the movies Wolf Creek and Wolf Creek 2, this Stan original sees John Jarratt reprising the role of deranged killer Mick Taylor. In season 1 we follow college student Eve, the lone survivor after Taylor attacks her family and kills her parents and brother. Determined to avenge the deaths of her loved ones, Eve turns from prey to predator and sets out to hunt down the notorious psychopath.

As far as revenge-driven TV series go, this is one of the best. Mick Taylor is a fascinating character audiences will be happy to get reacquainted with, while the series as a whole is gripping enough to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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37. Billions


Year of release: 2016
Cast: Maggie Siff, Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Malin Akerman

This Showtime series stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, which should be enough information to convince you to add it to your watch list. Need more? It’s all about the high-stakes world of Wall Street, as the show tracks the approaching collision between a US attorney and a leading hedge-fund manager whose hobbies include insider trading and other illegal proclivities. Fun!

While season 1 of Billions received mixed reviews, there’s been nothing but praise for the show since its second season. The writing is sharp, the performances are great and the fast-paced story doesn’t disappoint. If you’re into shows that explore themes related to greed and power, Billions will be right up your alley.

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38. The Other Guy


Year of release: 2017
Cast: Matt Okine, Valene Kane, Harriet Dyer and Luke Ford

For a poignant portrayal of modern dating, look no further than Stan’s The Other Guy. The show stars Matt Okine as a radio host who finds himself back in the dating pool after a tough break-up. But while the series does bring on the laughs, its more serious moments aren’t too shabby either. That’s because The Other Guy is more of a dramedy, highlighting how difficult getting over a break-up can be. Also, #adulting.

The show largely benefits from Okine’s natural charisma, with Harriet Dyer also pulling off an amazing performance as the main character’s no-filter BFF. All in all, if you’re looking for a pleasant way to spend a weekend, watching The Other Guy is a safe bet.

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39. Better Call Saul


Year of release: 2015
Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Michael McKean

Spin-off series can either go very well (hello, Frasier) or they can be total disasters (we’re looking at you, Joey). We’re happy to report that Better Call Saul falls into the first category. We’re not going to argue that it’s better than Breaking Bad, but we strongly advise you give it a go, regardless of whether you’ve seen the original or not. The spin-off is an engaging and stunning drama that successfully stands on its own.

Better Call Saul follows small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill, played by Bob Odenkirk, 6 years before his appearance on Breaking Bad as Saul Goodman. As the series progresses, viewers see the events that shaped the lawyer’s life prior to his Breaking Bad appearance.

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40. Ash vs Evil Dead


Year of release: 2015
Cast: Bruce Campbell, Dana DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless, Ray Santiago

Evil is always waiting in the shadows. So when a plague threatens mankind, a hero reluctantly embarks on a journey to save the world. That’s the premise of this glorious series that acts as a sequel to the Evil Dead films. Ash, the titular hero, gets help from 2 trusty sidekicks: his friend Pablo and Kelly, whose family was wiped out by the evil dead.

The show works well for Evil Dead fans and newbies alike, being both gory and hilarious. It’s over the top and twisted, sure, but that’s part of what makes the series so much fun.

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41. Veronica Mars


Year of release: 2004
Cast: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III

Marshmallows, rejoice! Veronica Mars is available to stream on Stan, so fans of the series have reason to cheer. As for those who haven’t seen this marvellous cult show yet, what are you waiting for?

The series follows a teen private eye who deals with typical high school problems while also tracking down bad guys. A noir mystery drama like no other, Veronica Mars greatly benefits from sharp writing, heavy subject matter and a nuanced performance from Kristen Bell. The teen sleuth solves a different standalone case every episode while working to crack a more complex mystery over the course of a season. It’s fun, addictive, compelling and smart. More importantly, despite being released in 2004, the show stands the test of time, so you’ll enjoy it just as much today.

All 3 seasons are on Stan. Plus the fresh fourth instalment, which landed earlier in 2019. This follows a present-day Veronica as a fully-fledged private investigator who is trying to figure out who is behind a series of bombings which occur during spring break.

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42. The Office


Year of release: 2005
Cast: Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson

Based on the acclaimed British series of the same name, this quirky mockumentary follows the mundane adventures of a bunch of employees working at a paper company in Pennsylvania. Their boss, portrayed by Steve Carell, is well-intentioned, yet his attempts at humour usually fail miserably, making everyone uncomfortable.

The Office gave us memorable pranks, hilarious moments and a Jim/Pam romance worth cheering for. The first season is a mixed bag, but later instalments are worthy of praise and multiple re-watch sessions. With all 9 seasons available on Stan, now’s the perfect time to revisit the show or tune in for the first time. Especially if you had a particularly crappy day at work.

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43. Breaking Bad


Year of release: 2008
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris

What would happen if you quit your job and became an outlaw? Meet Walter White, the antihero living this ultimate fantasy. A school chemistry teacher who barely makes ends meet, White is diagnosed with terminal cancer. To avoid financial ruin, he resorts to turning an old RV into a meth lab on wheels.

Over the course of 5 seasons, White goes from awkward to ruthless, but viewers keep supporting him nonetheless. Because herein lies the power of this influential series: its characters. Sure, the action sequences and plot twists are great, but the depth and complexity of the characters is what ultimately makes Breaking Bad so compelling. The show remains a pop culture phenomenon even a decade after it first aired and it’s available to binge in its entirety on Stan.

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44. Supernatural


Year of release: 2005
Cast: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard

When they were little, Sam and Dean lost their mother to a demonic force. To avenge her death, their father became a hunter, going after supernatural beings. Now the brothers are following in his footsteps, saving people and hunting things. The family business. Over the course of the show they deal with all sorts of threats, from witches and demons to fancier monsters like djinns and ghouls. Constantly struggling to save the world, their unique bond is what keeps them moving forward.

With episodes varying from thrilling to heartfelt, Supernatural is highly entertaining. Its meta instalments always manage to stand out from the crowd. The series ended in 2020, with all episodes now on Stan.

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45. Parks and Recreation


Year of release: 2009
Cast: Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt, Aubrey Plaza, Nick Offerman

Parks and Recreation is the perfect example of how a rough start doesn’t have to prevent a show from becoming a low-key phenomenon. Despite an uneven first season, the show reinvents spectacularly in season 2, defying all expectations thanks to clever writing and a wonderful ensemble cast.

The series follows the employees in the Parks Department of Pawnee, a fictional Indiana town. They’re led by Leslie Knope, the inspirational and hard-working hero we all need in our lives. Charming and funny, Parks and Recreation will grow on you. It’s an uplifting series that isn’t afraid to give its characters room to evolve. Treat yourself and watch all 7 seasons.

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46. RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under


Year of release: 2021
Cast: RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Rhys Nicholson

The local version of this successful reality franchise is a hit! A Stan original production, RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under sees 10 drag queen contestants compete in a variety of challenges in order to win the big prize. RuPaul hosts, while Michelle Visage and Rhys Nicholson take a seat at the judging panel.

RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under is vibrant and fun, which makes it the perfect reality competition to watch when you unwind after a long day. If you have a glass of bubbly to keep you company, even better.

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47. Girls5Eva


Year of release: 2021
Cast: Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Busy Philipps, Paula Pell

A fresh and hilarious comedy, Girls5Eva centres on a one-hit wonder girl group from the 90s that gets a new chance at success when a young rapper samples their song.

They decide to reunite and chase stardom once again, but middle-age responsibilities like kids and ageing parents keep getting in their way.

Girls5Eva is sharp and nostalgic, with a gifted cast and catchy tunes. If you're looking for a comforting show to help you escape reality, this will be right up your alley.

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48. Dr. Death


Year of release: 2021
Cast: Joshua Jackson, Christian Slater, Alec Baldwin, Dominic Burgess

Based on true events, Dr. Death tells the story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, who was considered a rising star in the field of medicine - until his patients started to leave his operating table permanently disabled… or not leave at all.

Suspecting there's something vicious at play, two fellow doctors and a prosecutor set out to stop Duntsch from ruining more lives.

With a memorable performance from Joshua Jackson as the titular Dr. Death, this polished series is so well-done and terrifying that it might give you nightmares. Consider yourself warned.

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49. Hacks


Year of release: 2021
Cast: Jean Smart, Hannah Einbinder, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Christopher McDonald

Set in the world of stand-up comedy, Hacks revolves around the unlikely mentorship between an aging, legendary Las Vegas comic and an entitled young writer. While the two don't see eye to eye initially, they eventually realise that they have more in common than they might think.

Hacks has a tight script, clever humour and a generous amount of insight into the comedy world. It's also a series about women bonding across generational lines, which is always a plus.

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50. Heels


Year of release: 2021
Cast: Stephen Amell, Alexander Ludwig, Alison Luff, Mary McCormack

Heels follows two rival brothers who battle over their late father's wrestling promotion business, while also coming face-to-face in the ring.

That's putting things simply. This engaging series, which is all about small-town pro wrestling, has a lot to offer - including a talented ensemble cast and a healthy dose of family drama. Even if you're not a wrestling enthusiast, you'll soon be swept up into this compelling tale of sibling rivalry.

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    RobJuly 6, 2019

    Does STAN show the latest PRESS series ?

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      NikkiJuly 6, 2019

      Hi Rob,

      Thanks for getting in touch!

      Upon checking the tv series, Press is not on Stan. It looks like there are no channels or stream sites showing the Press TV series in Australia at the moment.

      Sorry I couldn’t be of much help to you today. Should you need further help, don’t hesitate to chat with us again.

      Best,
      Nikki

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