10 Dramas You Should Stream on Netflix Australia ASAP
Netflix is finally available in Australia, with plenty of amazing content to keep consumers entertained for hours on end. Not sure where to start? Here are our best picks for drama series. If you’re not familiar with these awesome series yet, let us make the introductions.
House of Cards
Creator: Beau Willimon
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Michael Gill, Robin Wright
Conniving and manipulative Congressman Francis Underwood and his equally calculating wife Claire are on a mission to exact revenge on all those who have wronged them. Despite supposedly having the country’s best interest at heart, they’re ultimately only looking out for themselves. Frank’s a strangely alluring character takes Washington by storm, climbing the power ladder and leaving victims along the way.
Orange Is The New Black
Creator: Jenji Kohan
Starring: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning
When an old crime catches up with Piper Kerman, she’s not ready to face the incredibly brutal and difficult-to-navigate consequences. After all, the ladies of Litchfield Prison are a tough bunch. Instantly forming bonds with some of her fellow inmates whilst getting on the wrong side of others, it doesn’t take long for drama to follow Piper around every corner of the women’s prison. When her drug-dealing ex-girlfriend makes an appearance, it’s becoming clear that this isn’t going to be an easy ride for the blonde protagonist, despite how hard she tried to mentally prepare for it.
Creator: Allan Cubitt
Starring: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch
Examining the lives of two very different hunters, The Fall introduces viewers to serial killer Paul Spector and talented Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson. On opposite sides of the spectrum, Paul stalks his female, brunette victims around Belfast, while Stella Gibson is brought in to help catch him. Playing an incredible game of cat and mouse, the pair brings some of the best chemistry imaginable on-screen, making The Fall a truly brilliant British drama.
Creator: John Fusco
Starring: Lorenzo Richelmy, Benedict Wong, Joan Chen
The show allows us to dive into a world full of sexual intrigue, rivalry, greed and betrayal, as the famed explorer Marco Polo makes his presence known in Kublai Khan’s court, in 13th-century China. The show features some gorgeous scenery and fantastic production, which ensure a truly unique viewing experience.
Murder detective Luther has a brilliant mind, but he’s often consumed by his desperate need for justice. Luther is obsessed with his career and possessed by a powerful drive to find the criminals he’s after. The job always comes first for the genius detective, who harbours a dedication that can often turn into a hindrance. Inspired by both Columbo and Sherlock Holmes, this is a crime drama with a twist is a must-see for any fans of the genre.
Creators: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg
Starring: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey
Missing for five years and presumed dead, Oliver Queen was once a spoiled billionaire playboy without a care in the world. Now returning home to Starling City alive – to the surprise of his friends and family – he’s got a different outlook on life and a determination to clean up crime in his city. He puts on a hood, arms himself with an arrow, and becomes the hero his city so desperately needs.
Creator: Veena Sud
Starring: Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell
Following the discovery of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen dead in the trunk of a submerged car, several storylines tie together as Detective Sarah Linden and Detective Stephen Holder become entangled in one of the most complicated crimes their area has ever seen. This is a fast-paced and addictive thriller that will definitely have you on the edge of your seat.
Creator: Chris Chibnall
Starring: David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker
Broadchurch is a town wrapped in secrets. When a young boy’s body is found on the beach, an incredibly intriguing and gut-wrenching investigation takes place in a bid to find out just who is responsible. This was no tragic accident, unfortunately – but with everybody in town protecting their secrets, will the killer ever be found and brought to justice?
Creators: John Wells, Paul Abbott
Starring: Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky
The Gallagher family is unlike other American families, and Shameless gives you the inside scoop on their day-to-day dysfunctional dynamics. Alcoholic father Frank isn’t doing anything to keep his family together, so it’s down to eldest daughter Fiona to keep everybody afloat. Eldest son Philip enjoys getting sexual favours from girls in the local neighbourhood in exchange for his physics tutoring skills, whilst middle son Ian faces life as a homosexual male, and youngest daughter Debbie steals money from her UNICEF collection. Meanwhile, youngest son Carl is an arsonist in the making. And black toddler Liam? Nobody has a clue about how he made it into the family…
Creators: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon
Starring: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis
Hailed a hero when he returns home from eight years being held captive in Iraq, Marine Nicolas Brody faces suspicions from intelligence officer Carrie Mathieson, who believes he’s come home as a “turned” man. Ignoring protocol, she goes to any lengths possible to prove he’s up to no good – but is she chasing after something that isn’t there?