Let's be honest - it's too damn hot to watch something serious.
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SBS Guide

7 Dec 2018 - 4:59 PM  UPDATED 16 Jan 2019 - 3:12 PM

Welcome to the middle of summer. It's too hot to move. Or to even really talk to anyone. It's the perfect time to check out from the world, sit down, and laugh.

The good news is that there is a great collection of shows that will help you out with that.

Brooklyn Nine Nine

Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt. It's six seasons in and we're still laughing.

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 that 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]

Nude

The year 2026 brings a radical change to France: the 'Transparency Law' requires everyone to live nude. But tensions are heightened when the law's creator, Jean Lanvin, is found murdered... fully dressed. An up-and-coming young detective works the case with her ex-partner, Franck, who's just woken up out of a coma he fell into back in the days when... everyone still wore clothes. [Watch Now]

Nirvana The Band The Show

A quest to perform at a rock club is at the centre of this comedy series that melds fiction with reality. Show creators Matt Johnson and Jay McCarrol star as best friends and roommates who devise a number of schemes in the hopes of getting their band booked to play a show at the Rivoli, a modest Toronto club. Going to unnecessary extremes to land the gig, sometimes causing real-world madness with thousands of extras who are unaware they're on a TV show, they're planning to take Toronto by storm one scheme at a time. [Watch Now]

Housos

Follows the day-to-day adventures of Shazza, Dazza, Franky and the gang from 'the block' - a housing commission block in Sunnyvale. [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]

What Would Diplo Do?

In a nod to mockumentaries everywhere, James Van Der Beek plays a fictional version of DJ superstar Diplo in a collection of parables about life as told through the eyes of a guy who can bring 60,000 people to their feet… but kind of sucks one-on-one. [Watch Now]

Wellington Paranormal

From Jemaine Clement (Flight of The Conchords) and Taika Waititi (director of Thor: RagnarokStar 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]

Stories From Norway

When it was announced that Justin Bieber was scheduled to perform in Oslo, Norway totally lost it. The nation’s disappointment was even greater when Bieber cancelled his performance after just one song, due to some water on the stage. This is the investigative musical about what really happened in the 24 hours when the world's biggest star visited one of the smallest countries in the world. [Watch Now]

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