• (L - R) 'Alone', 'We Are Who We Are', 'Country Music', 'Colossal' (SBS)Source: SBS
Looking for what to stream next at SBS On Demand? Why not take advice from the experts with the best of SBS Staff Picks Collection.
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SBS Guide

5 Nov 2021 - 8:47 AM  UPDATED 5 Nov 2021 - 8:47 AM

You can explore the full selection of SBS staff picks at the SBS On Demand Instagram, just search the hashtag #SBSOnDemandStaffPick. Below is a selection from each staff member's top 3 picks. We start things off with a man who is nothing if not concise...

Train to Busan

Recommended by: Chris

"Fantastic Korean zombie thriller."

 

Colossal

Recommended by: Ally

"This Kaiju-sized film featuring a fierce performance from Anne Hathaway is funny, bizarre and dark. It should not be taken on face value; the storyline and themes are totally unexpected. It also features a transformative performance from Jason Sudeikis."

 

Couples Therapy

Recommended by: Ben

"I can't tell enough people to watch this brilliantly addictive docu-series following four New York couples over the better part of a year as they meet with their therapist to thrash out issues that have brought them to the brink."

Couples Therapy seasons 1 and 2 (plus a COVID special) are streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

I Am Not Madame Bovary

Recommended by: Fiona

"A scorned woman (Fan Bing Bing) embarks on a decades-long mission within the labyrinthine Chinese bureaucracy to get back at the dirtbag husband who wronged her. Patient viewers are rewarded with a sweeping and tragicomic saga of Li's relentless attempt to reclaim her dignity and reputation. You might shed a little tear at the end, like I did."

 

Made in Italy

Recommended by: Sid

"I love this rags to riches story. Picture 'The Devil Wears Prada' but set in 1970s Milan. It's just delightful to watch Irene rise from being destitute to becoming a fashion icon!"

Made in Italy season 1 is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

Alone

Recommended by: Dianna

"Seriously binge-worthy and intense reality series that follows participants dropped in the remote wilderness. I love watching what humans are capable of when survival instincts kick in."

Alone seasons 1–7 are now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

The Family Law

Recommended by: Ciann

"This is what started my love for SBS. For the other Australian-born Chinese kids out there, content does not get more relatable than this."

The Family Law seasons 1–3 are now streaming at SBS On Demand (and are also available with Simplified Chinese subtitles).

 

Punk

Recommended by: Matt

"Many have tried to chart the origin, impact and legacy of punk music. It will never be perfectly rendered, but this series produced by Iggy Pop comes as close as any I've seen."

Punk is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

Bend it Like Beckham

Recommended by: Uma

"Sports comedy about an English-born Indian girl (Jess) who wants to fulfil her dream of playing soccer, while her mum dreams of getting her married. A rare encounter gives Jess an opportunity to reach a notch higher in achieving her goals, and then begins a hullabaloo of how Jess makes excuses at home to go play soccer. There are moments filled with laughter and warmth. Give it a go!"

 

Country Music

Recommended by: Caleb

"We can all debate the myriad sins of omission in this eight-hour ode to "three chords and the truth" from legendary documentarian Ken Burns, but thanks to incredible interviewees, astounding archival footage and Burns' unwavering eye for evocative anecdotes, one thing we can all agree on is how captivating these stories are – whether you like the music or not."

Country Music is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

Creamerie

Recommended by: Leah

"The Kiwis have gifted us with Creamerie, a dark comedy series befitting the times. If you're into apocalyptic themes and what a world without men was like... add it to your list. It's a quick watch."

Creamerie season 1 is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Show

Recommended by: Kaye

"I thought I knew about most of the key events which happened in the US in 1968 but this doco just blew my mind. The Tonight Show host Johnny Carson gave up his hosting duties for a week to actor and singer Harry Belafonte. His guests included Martin Luther King Jnr and Bobby Kennedy just months before they were both assassinated. This is an amazing snapshot of a country at a turning point in race relations."

 

We Are Who We Are

Recommended by: Jorge

"A sweet coming-of-age story set in Chioggia, Italy. Full of teen angst, budding romances and music by Devonte Hynes. Did I mention Chloë Sevigny? Allora, get to it!"

We Are Who We Are is now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

The Bureau

Recommended by: Bridget

"Thoroughly deserving of the avalanche of worldwide acclaim it's received for every season, with storylines based on real accounts from French spies, this is espionage at its most authentic and thrilling. Complex characters and expertly woven plots will keep you hooked. Exceptional telly."

The Bureau seasons 1–5 are now streaming at SBS On Demand.

 

There's plenty more SBS staff picks to explore on the SBS On Demand Instagram. Just search the hashtag #SBSOnDemandStaffPick. You can also find the Staff Picks Collection at SBS On Demand.

 

 

 

 

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