It got even better when, earlier this month, the extraordinary adaptation came to Netflix and threw us right into the world of young Eli Bell, who lives in the 'burbs of Brisbane in the 1980s.
Set in the working-class town of Darra, the series revolves around Eli as he juggles bullying, family trauma and his relationships with his dysfunctional (but loveable) family.
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The series stars Phoebe Tonkin, Travis Fimmel, Simon Baker and Anthony LaPaglia — as well as young Felix Cameron as Eli, and Lee Tiger Halley as his older brother Gus.
Approximately everyone in the world has binge-watched the series at this point, and has laughed, cried and been left on the edge of their seat. Fair warning: there are some major spoilers ahead, so if you haven't watched the show yet, you've been warned.
Here are the six Easter eggs you probably didn't notice when you watched Boy Swallows Universe. Time for a re-watch, perhaps?
A nod to Dalton's career history.
The Courier Mail plays a major role in the Netflix series, but it's not just part of the story for dramatic purposes. It was the real-life newspaper where Dalton himself worked as a journalist for several years before he became a best-selling author (and Walkley Award winner).