• The very tense Waco is streaming now at SBS On Demand. (SBS On Demand)
Get ready to press play and spend your winter on the couch binge-watching the most captivating TV dramas and comedies from around the world.
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SBS Guide

7 Dec 2018 - 3:03 PM  UPDATED 8 Aug 2019 - 1:34 PM

Your new winter TV obsession is just a click away. We've put together this list of just some of the awesome, compelling TV series currently streaming at SBS On Demand. 

Moscow Noir

It’s Moscow 1999, the height of the Wild East. Tom Blixen (Adam Pålsson) is an ambitious young Swedish investment banker faced with a career that’s become shaky. When his friend Frednik (Christopher Wagelin) asks for help selling some shares in a dead oil company, Tom sees an opportunity for them both to gain big. The risk he takes leads him directly into a murderous situation and on into battle between millionaires, oligarchs and their private armies. As the number of enemies and killers mounts, where will Tom end up? [Watch now]

The Son

The Son is a study of a monster, a young man twisted by the harsh realities of survival in the Wild West into a vicious patriarch ruling a kingdom built on cattle and oil. The first season is split between two time periods. In 1849 young Eli McCullough (Jacob Lofland) is struggling to find his place as an outsider in the Comanche tribe that took him in after his family were massacred. By 1915 Eli (Pierce Brosnan) is a Texas rancher running his operation with a heavy hand, even as his children jockey for position – and try to work out a new way for the family to move forward. A gripping series. [Watch now]

The Typist

For decades, Freya has been protocolling criminal interrogations for the Berlin police department. She lives a secluded life, haunted by the gruesome accounts of violent crime - and even more by the disappearance of her daughter Marie, 11 years earlier. A similar case brings all the old memories back and she resolves to finally get to the bottom of Marie's disappearance. [Watch Now]

Waco

A 6 hour mini-series based on true events, Waco tells the story of the 51-day standoff between David Koresh's religious sect, The Branch Davidians and the FBI. The cast includes: Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Take Shelter), Taylor Kitsch (True Detective, Friday Night Lights) and Melissa Benoist (Supergirl). [Watch Now]

Borgen

Danish drama Borgen has been winning awards and collecting loyal followers the world over since debuting in 2011. Starring Sidse Babett Knudsen as Birgitte Nyborg, Denmark’s first female prime minister, treacherous waters must be navigated, but Nyborg is determined to not only keep afloat but retain her idealism. With a cast just as watchable as Nyborg and expertly crafted storylines, don’t be surprised if you become just as obsessed with this show as Stephen King[Watch Now]

You're The Worst

When Jimmy and Gretchen meet at a wedding, their mutual cynicism leads to what they both swear is a one-night stand. They quickly realise that they're both 'the worst', and try to break things off - but a bad day for each of them leads to the two reconnecting, realising they can only really be honest about themselves when they're together. So Jimmy and Gretchen find themselves falling for each other despite their better judgment. [Watch Now]

 

Wellington Paranormal

From Jemaine Clement (Flight of The Conchords) and Taika Waititi (director of Thor: Ragnarok, Star Wars: The Mandalorian) comes this new series set in New Zealand's capital, a hotbed of supernatural activity. Sergeant Ruawai Maaka decides to set up the first Paranormal Unit of the Wellington Police. He calls on Officers Minogue and O'Leary to take to the streets to investigate all manner of paranormal phenomena... [Watch Now]

Greyzone

This high-octane thriller follows the events leading up to a terror-attack in Scandinavia. Borgen's Birgitte Hjort Sørensen stars as Victoria, a brilliant drone engineer who is taken hostage by terrorists in her own home, while the Secret Services in Denmark and Sweden are fighting against the clock to prevent an attack. [Watch Now]

 

Das Boot

Das Boot immediately throws us into the 1942 Battle of the Atlantic, with the German U-612 submarine under attack from the Allies. Above ground, the French Resistance is ramping up and a young woman finds herself in increasingly dangerous situations involving high-stakes drug deals and translating for a Gestapo chief. Its acclaimed international cast includes Lizzy Caplan and Vicky Krieps. [Watch Now]

The Orville

It’s 2417, and the Planetary Union promotes Ed Mercer (Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane) to Captain of the exploratory vessel The U.S.S. Orville. Ed’s enthusiasm for his new position is dampened when his ex-wife, Kelly Grayson (Friday Night Lights' Adrianne Palicki), is assigned to be his First Officer. While on their first routine mission, the Orville crew is ambushed by the Krill, a vicious alien race, who are bent on stealing a device that can cause time to accelerate. [Watch Now]

Home Ground

After leading her team to sensational results in European women’s football, Coach Helena Mikkelsen finds her achievements ridiculed by the male experts of the football world. When an opportunity to coach a newly promoted men’s premier league side arises, Helena is only considered for an assistant coaching position. Fuelled by passion and anger Helena demands to be considered for the head coaching position. Despite club director Espen Eide’s initial hesitation, he puts his own job on the line and offers Helena the historic position as Head Coach of Varg IL. [Watch Now]

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