There is nothing better on a cold winter’s night than curling up on your couch with an awesome TV show and a bottle of red wine. Don’t fight me on this.
And while everyone is going on about Orange Is The New Black and UnREAL (both very worthy), there is actually a huge bundle of Australian-made TV shows on at the moment. You’d be silly not to feast on them.
We’ve put together a selection of five extraordinary Aussie shows you can watch right now. Yep, there’s your frosty season sorted.
This is the latest of Chris Tsiolkas' novels to be adapted for the small screen and it is eye candy CENTRAL.
In other words, if you loved The Slap, you will L-O-V-E this.
Set in 1996, Barracuda provocatively explores our national obsession with sporting heroes by diving us into the lives of fiercely competitive, high school swimmers.
Danny, the main character, is a working class teenager driven to become a champion in a territory usually reserved for the privileged.
What ensues is an intense clash of cultures and a fascinating look at the pressures placed on young, male athletes.
And have we mentioned the eye candy? (Don't worry, the actors are all 18+. Happy days.)
The four-part series airs Thursdays at 9.30pm on ABC1 and is available on iview.
2. The Kettering Incident
This Tasmanian gothic murder mystery has been billed as Australia’s answer to Broadchurch or Top of the Lake meets Twin Peaks or X-Files. And that's enough to get any normal person ultra excited
The show follows the story of a young doctor, Anna Macy, who left the Tassie town of Kettering when she was 14 after her best friend disappeared in the bush where they were playing.
She returns 15 years later, and another girl disappears in identical circumstances.
Anna of course then finds herself linked to both cases. Rumours swirl around Kettering about Anna murdering both girls or alien abductions. She is forced to delve into her past on a quest to uncover truths about herself and her otherworldly home town.
The eight-part series stars Elizabeth Debicki and Matthew Le Nevez, and it's shot entirely in Tassie's spooky landscapes.
And if you need any more convincing, it only began airing last week but already it has picked up a major international award, the Special Jury Prize, at the Series Mania Festival in Paris. So there you have it.
It's on Foxtel's Showcase on Mondays at 8.30pm and on Foxtel Go.
We couldn't love this action drama any more. It is outstanding. And the fact it was renewed for a second series before it even began airing says a lot.
The show follows a young indigenous man who discovers he has supernatural powers, and it's inspired by real stories from the indigenous Dreamtime passed down between generations.