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


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 is updated weekly. We look at what's popular on a service's app and utilise the expert and critical opinion of our streaming expert, who has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. You can't go wrong with adding any of these titles to your watchlist. Don't worry if you don't have some of these services and think you'll miss out, you can catch a bunch of these shows using streaming free trials if you're a new customer.

If you have services that don't feature these shows, maybe it's time to switch and get more value from your streaming subscription.

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1. NCIS: Sydney

Year: 2023

Cast: Olivia Swann, Todd Lasance, Sean Sagar, William McInnes

The first-ever international series from the NCIS franchise outside of the US is NCIS: Sydney.

A team of American NCIS agents and the Australian Federal Police (AFP) form a multi-national taskforce to keep naval crimes in check, as international tensions rise in the Indo-Pacific.

Expect the series to be as action-packed as its predecessors in the NCIS universe, all against the spectacular backdrop of Sydney Harbour.

New episodes drop weekly on Fridays on Paramount Plus.


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2. Rap Sh!t

Year: 2022

Cast: Aida Osman, KaMillion, Jacob Romero, Kyle Bary

Rap Sh!t follows 2 estranged high school friends from Miami who reunite to form a rap group. In their rise to fame, they find themselves at a pivotal moment in their rap career as they are forced to decide if they will stay true to themselves or conform to the demands of the music industry.

The show returns as our friends find themselves finding a bit of a following online, but certainly not enough to make a career out of music. Their first tour is also looming, so it will see the show move out of Miami.

The hip hop comedy is slightly more serious this time around, but you will definitely still get some laughs.

New episodes are released weekly on BINGE and Foxtel Now.


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3. The Curse

Year: 2023

Cast: Emma Stone, Nathan Fielder, Benny Safdie, Oscar Avila

The Curse is a genre-bending series that explores how an alleged curse disturbs the relationship of a newly married couple as they try to conceive a child while co-starring in their new home-improvement show.

The show is co-created and executive produced by Benny Safdie and Nathan Fielder, so if you're aware of their style of awkward and dark humour, you know you're in for one hell of a wild ride.

Catch new episodes every week on Paramount Plus.


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4. A Murder at the End of the World

Year: 2023

Cast: Emma Corrin, Brit Marling, Harris Dickinson, Alice Braga

Mystery mini series A Murder at the End of the World finds amateur sleuth and tech-savvy hacker, Darby Hart, invited by a reclusive billionaire along with 8 other guests to participate in a retreat at a remote location.

When one of the other guests is found dead, Darby must use her skills to prove it was murder, all against a tide of competing interests and before the killer takes another life.

Watch new episodes every week on Disney Plus.


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5. Slow Horses

Year: 2022

Cast: Gary Oldman, Jack Lowden, Kristin Scott Thomas, Rosalind Eleazar

The misfits of MI5 are back. The darkly humorous espionage drama Slow Horses returns with new episodes.

In the heart of Istanbul, a love affair takes an unexpected turn, unravelling a long-buried secret within the corridors of spy organisation MI5 in London. Jackson Lamb and his unconventional team are reluctantly drawn into the conflict, becoming entangled in a conspiracy that jeopardises not only the fate of Slough House, but the very future of MI5.

New episodes are available every week on Apple TV Plus.

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6. Strife

Year: 2023

Cast: Asher Keddie, Matt Day, Jonathan LaPaglia, Tina Bursill

Australian dramedy Strife is set in the dynamic and ever-changing world of publishing, digital media and its origins. After suffering a career blow, 40-something former magazine editor Evelyn Jones begins blogging from her lounge room, eager to give a voice to women like her. Before long the site is going viral for its unfiltered, real and relatable content.

The series is inspired by Mia Freedman's memoir Work, Strife, Balance and features an ensemble cast of established and up-and-coming talent.


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7. Paper Dolls

Year: 2023

Cast: Emma Booth, Emalia, Naomi Sequeira, Miah Madden

Paper Dolls follows 5 aspiring singers who are thrust into the spotlight in pursuit of pop stardom and fame.

Put together in a group born out of a music reality television show, they must navigate the dark side of the music industry.

Episodes arrive weekly on Paramount Plus.


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8. Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

Year: 2023

Cast: Kurt Russell, Wyatt Russell, Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters takes place in the Godzilla and the Titans universe following 2014's Godzilla movie and its 2 sequels.

The series spans 3 generations as it tracks 2 siblings following in their father's footsteps to uncover their family's connection to the secretive organisation known as Monarch.

While you might go in expecting giant monsters running amok, the show is really a character drama at heart. But don't worry, you'll still get a fix of monsters wreaking havoc.

Catch new episodes every week on Apple TV Plus.

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9. Frasier

Year: 2023

Cast: Kelsey Grammer, Jack Cutmore-Scott, Jess Salgueiro, Anders Keith

A reboot of Frasier follows Dr Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) in a new part of his life as he returns to Boston.

Alongside new challenges and relationships, he also follows some old dreams. While not a straight-up reboot as a lot of the original cast aren't featuring, you can still expect the show to deliver its classic sitcom feel.

Episodes arrive weekly on Paramount Plus.


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10. Time

Year: 2021

Cast: Jodie Whittaker, Bella Ramsey, Tamara Lawrance, Lisa Millett

Time returns with new episodes. The second season moves to Carlingford Prison, where new inmates Kelsey, Orla and Abi arrive on the same day. The trio must all learn to navigate this unfamiliar world, with the ever-present threat of violence within its walls. However, they all discover a surprising shared bond.

Catch new episodes every week on BINGE and Foxtel Now.


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New additions

  • Strife
  • Paper Dolls
  • Time

Want to find out about the top streaming services? Check out our guide to the best streaming services in Australia.

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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.



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