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Operation BuffaloOperation Buffalo
ABC (AU), 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Adventure, Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

At Maralinga in 1956, atom bombs were not the only things being tested. At the height of the Cold War, the human capacity for loyalty and betrayal were constantly pitted against each other. But not just in terms of espionage. Friend against friend. Lover against lover. Government against its people. If only trust could bloom in an infinite desert. But these are not trusting times.


WakefieldWakefield
ABC (AU), 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Mystery | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

The compelling eight-part drama series Wakefield explores the fine line between sanity and madness. Set in a hospital in the spectacular Blue Mountains outside Sydney, the show tackles the taboo subject of mental illness head on. It does so through an engaging ensemble of unique characters, each with their own compelling story. At its centre is a psychological mystery: Nik Katira , a gifted psychiatric nurse, is the most stable person in what tends to be a pretty crazy place. But right now his grip on his own sanity is slipping. The question is ... why? With both humour and heart, Wakefield is a powerful and highly original series that will be compulsory television viewing.


AftertasteAftertaste
ABC (AU), 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.4/5

Having burned all his bridges in restaurants across Europe, volatile celebrity chef Easton West finds himself with one more chance in a high-end Shanghai restaurant. But when opening night turns into a pig-slinging disaster, the subsequent social media tsunami washes Easton ashore in the Adelaide Hills. Arriving like a pariah to a dysfunctional family he abandoned 30 years previously, he finds his outspoken 19-year-old pastry cook niece, Diana, is the only person who shows any interest in his return. Diana represents everything he's not - young, female and with her finger on the pulse - so Easton takes her under his wing in an effort to crawl his way back to relevance. Together, Easton and Diana set off on their quest to create Australia's next great restaurant. But with no money, an anger management problem, and a volatile family literally built upon the skeletons of the past, Easton West is going to find his comeback a little more difficult than he thought.


Upper Middle BoganUpper Middle Bogan
ABC (AU), 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy
Rating: 4/5

Bess Denyar, a doctor with a posh mother, an architect husband and twin 13-year-olds at a private school, discovers she's adopted. She meets her birth parents - Wayne and Julie Wheeler - and navigates the cultural differences between her upper-middle-class family and her working-class roots.


In LimboIn Limbo
ABC (AU), 2023 Running | Comedy, Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.5/5

When Charlie's best friend dies, leaving him to support his mate's grieving family, he is confronted with facing his own demons as well as the ghost of his dead friend haunting him.


Why Are You Like ThisWhy Are You Like This
ABC (AU), 2021 On Hiatus | Comedy | ► Trailer
Rating: 2/5

Penny and Mia are destructive best friends, causing chaos wherever they go with their reckless behavior and disregard for consequences. Their actions and words know no bounds, leaving a trail of destruction as they navigate through life, not only affecting themselves but also those around them.


Les NortonLes Norton
ABC (AU), 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.4/5

Set in 1985, the series will follow the exploits of a country bloke from outback Queensland. On the run from a troubled past, he blows into Sydney where he lands a job as a bouncer at an illegal casino. A classic fish out of water who is desperate to get home, he soon finds himself seduced by the city's illicit charms and dragged into a web of underground criminality.


Pulse (2017)Pulse (2017)
ABC (AU), 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Medical | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

Frankie Bell, a transplant patient, became a doctor. Eight years after she is brought crashing to earth by chronic kidney failure she is in her second year as a practising doctor in a western Sydney Hospital. Driven to use her second chance to save others, Frankie must confront an ailing health system, and face her toughest challenge - learning to let go.


Newton's LawNewton's Law
ABC (AU), 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.5/5

Newton's Law centers around Josephine Newton, a suburban solicitor with an over-developed sense of responsibility who attempts to return to her briefly glorious stint at the Bar.When Josephine's low-flying solicitor's practice is incinerated by a disgruntled client, she is persuaded by her old uni' friend and not-so-secret admirer, Lewis Hughes, to trade the benefits of her brilliant mind for a berth in the lofty glamour of Knox Chambers. With her office destroyed, her marriage collapsing and motherhood fast losing its charm, Josephine decides it's time she took her own aspirations off the back burner and resumed her barrister's robes.If only it were that easy to leave her old life behind!


FiresFires
ABC (AU), 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

A six-part anthology series about the megafires which devastated Australia and captured the world's attention, Fires is inspired by the extraordinary stories of the people who survived last summer's catastrophic fire season and continue to endure the aftermath even today. Each episode is based around character studies of ordinary people caught in the unimaginable and the impossible choices they were forced to make. From volunteer firefighters and families who lost homes, livelihoods and loved ones; to people who had to make agonising decisions about whether to stay or flee, and those who found themselves responsible for the lives of friends and strangers.