Foxtel: The Top 5 series for 2015 that you can't miss!


As one of Australia’s leading pay television companies, Foxtel has a brilliant score of television series to watch. Because of this, we’ve taken a look at some of the best series coming to the content provider in later this year – here are just five you absolutely cannot miss!

1. Mad Men – season 7, part 2 (Showcase)

Things are coming to a close for Mad Men as Jon Hamm helps put to bed the character of Don Draper. Already receiving huge praise for the first half of the season, it’s anybody’s guess as to just how things are going to end up, but with the second half being titled ‘The End Of An Era’ it’s surely going to be in typical dramatic fashion.

2. The Walking Dead – season 5 (FX)

Has there ever been an episode of The Walking Dead where you’re not left biting your nails, worried that the intensity could become too much? The writers have a pretty fantastic formula with this series, and it’s one they follow with brilliant precision to ensure viewer loyalty.

In the fifth season we’ll see the addition of Ross Marquand as Aaron ­ rumoured to become the show’s first gay character and one adapted from the comic book series. Alongside him we’ll see the regulars such as Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), all doing their best to survive in a dangerous world, hoping to build their own impenetrable fortress and live as close to a normal life as is possible in a place where the dead return, eating and turning any living thing they find in their way.

3. True Detective – season 2 (Showcase)

Following on from an intense first season which saw Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey form an unlikely bond as partners on a 17-year-old murder case, this drama is riveting from beginning to end, running at a slow and steady pace but never dragging or leaving the viewer bored.

Though details around the second season are being kept tightly underwraps, we do know an entirely different story is to be told, with a whole new cast including Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, as well as the show’s first female lead Sheriff Ani Bezzirades, portrayed by Rachel McAdams.

With Taylor Kitsch also onboard as a lead following his role in The Normal Heart, as well as Michael Irby, Level Rambin, Abigail Spencer and Kelly Reilly all slated for roles, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that True Detective’s second season is going to be one of the best shows of the year.

4. Wentworth – season 3 (SoHo)

After one hell of a dramatic season finale last year, Bea Smith (Danielle Cormack) and her fellow prisoners are back, with Joan ‘The Freak’ Ferguson (Pamela Rabe) still managing to hold onto her title as Governor at Wentworth Prison.

Providing gritty drama, Wentworth manages to combine the dark worlds of the prison system, violence, drugs and sex without offending – everything is done in the best possible way and despite their crimes, you find yourself getting behind the women who now live their lives behind bars.

Proving that if given the right material, an Australian drama can take the world by storm, Wentworth deserves all of the lashings of praise that have come down on it, and fans cannot wait to see just how Bea’s fellow prisoners will adapt now she’s ‘Top Dog’.

5. Game of Thrones – season 5 (Showcase)

“In the game of thrones, you win or you die,” and it’s unlikely we’re not going to be reminded of that when the Lords, Ladies, Kings, Queens and everyday citizens of Westeros return for a fifth season later this year.

With some incredible acting from Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and the like, Game of Thrones is a show that will hold you by the throat from the opening second to the closing minute, refusing to let up in its assault against your emotions and everything you’ve ever stood for.

Whilst you find yourself rooting for certain characters, they go on to do things you would usually find deplorable and immediately your inner sense of self and morality is challenged. If there’s ever been a show that defines the cliché of being a “rollercoaster ride”, Game of Thrones is that show.

Don’t want to miss any of these great shows? Check out Foxtel’s epic new offers, starting from a low $25 a month!

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