• 'New Girl', 'Years and Years' and 'Broadchurch' available to watch at SBS On Demand (SBS)
Let's just stay inside this weekend and binge on these quick and not so quick TV shows to watch at SBS On Demand.
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SBS Guide

7 Feb 2020 - 1:43 PM  UPDATED 7 Feb 2020 - 1:56 PM

Whether you're after something you can speed through and check off the watch list quickly or you want a binge watch that will last. SBS On Demand has you covered for all your weekend watching with a variety of long and short series to binge watch. So put on your trackies, make some popcorn and let's just stay inside and watch some good TV this weekend.

 

Short and Sweet

Speed through with these series that are only 6 episodes or less.

Blood

Number of episodes: 6

This psychological thriller set in rural Ireland is a family saga about a woman, Cat, who returns to her home following her mother's seemingly accidental death from a fall at the bottom of the garden by the pond. Cat soon begins to suspect her father's involvement in the death. Was it an accident? Or was it murder? 

The Hunting

Number of episodes: 4

Starring Asher Keddie and Richard Roxburgh, The Hunting follows the lives of four teenagers, their teachers and families in the aftermath of a nude teen photo scandal. Tackling themes of misogyny, online exploitation, sexuality and sexualisation, the series offers a vital portrait of modern, multicultural Australia.

Years and Years

Number of episodes: 6

Starring Emma Thompson, this audacious drama follows an ordinary Manchester family and catapults them through the next 15 years. As the Britain of this imaginary drama is rocked by political, economic and technological advances, the family experiences everything hoped for in the future, and everything that is feared. 

Nox

Number of episodes: 6

When her daughter Julie disappears in Paris' underground tunnels, retired cop Catherine (Nathalie Baye, SPIN) embarks on a race against time to find her. With the help of Julie's police partner, she investigates the mysteries of Julie's past and the horrors of the city's underbelly.

Back to Life

Number of episodes: 6

When Miri Matteson returns home after eighteen years, can she integrate back into her old life? With a terrible event from her past hanging over her, it won't be easy. Back to Life is a British comedy drama co-written by Laura Solon and Daisy Haggard and starring Haggard and Adeel Akhtar.

Bad Banks

Number of episodes: 6

After being wrongly fired from a prestigious bank in Luxembourg, young and ambitious Jana finds her dream job at a competing bank in Frankfurt, thanks to the unexpected help of Christelle Leblanc, her former boss. While Jana quickly manages to impress her new team, she realises that Leblanc has secretly been manipulating her to her own advantage. Will Jana survive this merciless power play?

Exit

Number of episodes: 6

Based on true stories from the exclusive world of Oslo's high finance, this Norwegian drama follows four friends who seem to have it all, except a way out. The men share a distinct narcissistic drive as well as a party pad, unbeknownst to their partners and families. There, they escape the boredom of their lives with hedonism and reckless partying.

Guerilla

Number of episodes: 6

Created and written by Academy Award winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), Guerrilla tells the story of two politically engaged and idealistic young lovers, who set out to fight against the injustice and deep-rooted prejudice that they face on a daily basis in 1970s London.

 

Long Series to Sink Your Teeth Into

Take your time and watch these series with 3 or more seasons to enjoy.

Borgen

Number of episodes: 30

From the producers of The Killing, the critically acclaimed Danish drama Borgen follows the intricate and complicated lives of politicians, media spinners and reporters. Sidse Babett Knudsen stars as Birgitte Nyborg, who becomes the first Danish female Prime Minister after scoring her party a landslide victory through her idealism and tenacious work ethic. Will she be able to be a successful and professional top politician and stay true to herself at the same time? 

The Bridge

Number of episodes: 38

The cult series follows the investigations by Saga Noren, a brilliant but emotionally detached Swedish police detective into gruesome murders perpetrated at the border between the two countries.

The Bureau

Number of episodes: 40

Based on real accounts from French spies, this gritty series reveals what life is like for the deep cover agents that put their lives on the line in the so-called 'Bureau of Legends' - a clandestine branch of the French secret service.

Harlots

Number of episodes: 24

Set against the cosmopolitan backdrop of 18th century London, Harlots offers a bold new take on the city's most valuable commercial activity - sex. 

Broadchurch

Number of episodes: 24

When the body of 11 year old Danny Latimer is found on the beach in Broadchurch - local police officers DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller are called to investigate a case that will change the small Dorset community forever.

New Girl

Number of episodes: 146

Taking a fresh look at friendship and romance, this cult comedy series starring Zooey Deschanel follows five friends as they attempt to find their places in the world.

The Last Man on Earth

Number of episodes: 67

The year is 2022, and after a deadly virus has swept the planet, average guy Phil Miller (Will Forte) searches the country for other survivors, but finds no one. Phil comes to the painful realisation that he is almost certainly the last living being on earth. All he wants is for someone - anyone - to find him - preferably a woman.

Letterkenny

Number of episodes: 47

The residents of Letterkenny belong to one of three groups: the Hicks, the Skids, and the Hockey Players, who are constantly feuding with each other over seemingly trivial matters that often end with someone getting their ass kicked.

 

 

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