The Curated: Bingeworthy TV shows

20th May, 2020

After last week’s round-up of movies, this week it’s all about the kind of TV shows that make you want to park yourself on the couch and not move for a good few hours. So whether you’re all about comedy, into dramas or just want something that will make you seriously think, here’s what you need to add to your list.

The Curated panel: presenter, journalist and producer Ksenija Lukich; artist and style curator and founder of Where did your style go? Tash Sefton; influencer Nadia Fairfax, stylist Elliot Garnaut, influencer Rey Vakili; Ostelin and Johnson’s baby ambassador, Phoebe Burgess, Elle Effect founder and creative director, Elle Ferguson; influencer, Anna Heinrich


Cheer – “I love a docuseries and this ticks all the boxes.”

Narcos – “One of the first shows I watched on Netflix and was a winner in our household. I always watch Netflix with the hubby at night after dinner when the kids are down so it has to be something that we are both into.”

Animal Kingdom – “Loved that it is four seasons so you really get invested into the characters.” 

Anna Heinrich

Schitt’s Creek – “My parents recommended this Netflix series and it’s incredible funny. Short 20-minute episodes that make you laugh out loud. Very light hearted viewing.”

The Twelve – “This is screened on SBS Demand and follows 12 jurors during a murder trial. Being a criminal lawyer myself, you pick jurors purely based on how someone looks. You don’t get to find out their name, age, background or what they have going through or currently going through. This series delves into each juror’s life and what issues each juror is going through. A series you can’t stop watching.”

The Loudest Voice – “A series on Stan that depicts the rise of Rodger Ailes and Fox News. I turn to this one when I feel like watching something a little more serious. Just a great series that I would highly recommend.”

Elle Ferguson

Entourage – “It is seriously is one of the best shows ever. It’s filmed in LA, and lightly based on Mark Wahlberg’s life. Guys can enjoy it too and you can seriously watch it over and over again.”

Grey’s Anatomy – “Where do I begin? My fiancee Joel hates it but I am so in love with it. I watched the first 12 season pretty much back to back a few years ago and just fell so in love with it. I now hang out every week for a new episode.”

Sex and the City – “I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t say Sex and the City… It’s iconic.”

Nadia Fairfax

Selling Houses Australia – “I LOVE it and teaches me so much about home improvement and real estate.” 

Boardwalk Empire – “The blurred lines between true crime and drama will have you gripped. I end up researching all the characters and their stories.”

Anything David Attenborough – “[His shows] put me at ease.” 

Elliot Garnaut

Will and Grace – “Quite literally my bread and butter growing up. Hands down the best sitcom of the 90s/2000s in my opinion. I never get sick of it.”

POSE – “For those who like a serious subject matter yet appreciate the very camp directorial style of Ryan Murphy, POSE is incredible. A fictional yet historically accurate examination of LGBTQ+ culture and the AIDS pandemic in New York City in the late 80s. Very powerful.”

Don’t Fuck With Cats – “A three-part miniseries on Netflix that you genuinely have to watch to believe. Not for the faint hearted.”

Shows deserving an honourable mention: Grace and Frankie. The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez.

Tash Sefton

Outlander – “The first two seasons are the best but once you get hooked on Jamie Fraser, the main character, you will be in love with him forever. I haven’t meet a women who isn’t totally mesmerised  by Jamie in his kilt (the women who watch know what I’m talking about).”

The Last Kingdom – “I just finished this and it was incredible. It’s historically based story on the Vikings. Very full on but amazing.” 

The Handmaid’s Tale – “Very hard to watch but I think it’s important women see this series.”

Rey Vakili

Breaking Bad: “I was late to this one and only watched it for the first time last year but probably one of my favourite shows of all time.”

Fleabag – “This one took me by surprise. Really funny, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge is amazing. I also really enjoyed Killing Eve which was written by Phoebe!”

Phoebe Burgess

Suits – “Just binged this series (after the kids go to bed and before Billy wakes for his first bottle demanding tantrum) and not only did this series get me through another round of sleep training but I genuinely applied some of the concepts I learnt staying up until 1am with Meghan Markle (this also helped me understand the fascination, before Harry, I never got it!). Bringing Izzy Stevens – sorry Katherine Heigl – back into my life was also amazing – TV was never the same after she left Grey’s Anatomy. If anyone knows how to stream the final season – it’s already aired in the US- please DM me.” 

Ozark – “I jumped on this bandwagon and after a painful start, it’s totally binge material.”

Grace and Frankie – “Once you get into it and become attached to these ladies you feel part of the (extremely warped) fam!”

Peaky Blinders – “So good. So so good. It takes a while to settle into the accents and the era but once you’re comfy it’s hard to look away. The only negative is that is lost me somewhere in the middle but I got back on track.” 

Gossip Girl – “Just as amazing the 3rd time around. Even the old phones and lazy plot twist that Dan Humphrey (spoiler alert!) was GG the whole time can’t destroy it for me. The fashion is still on point.” 

Homeland – “Ummm where did Claire Danes go?!”

On my list to watch: Designated Survivor, The Last Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. 

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