With all three major Australian networks having released their 2014 highlights, I’ve decided to sort through them and look at what I will be tuning in for next year. At the top of my list INXS: Never Tear Us Apart from the Seven Network. It stars Luke Arnold as the band’s lead singer Michael Hutchence and features Hugh Sheridan (Packed to the Rafters) and 2012 X Factor Australia winner Samantha Jade. I have a great deal of confidence in the program as it has gained approval from the band itself. Also on Seven is the return of reality series House Rules. Due to its scheduling against the Nine network favourite The Block, I was unable to view the first season. Looking forward to checking it out the second time around.
My picks from the Nine Network are their new drama series Love Child and what can be seen as the true sequel to the original Underbelly, Fat Tony & Co. Set in Kings Cross during the late 1960’s, Love Child is a powerful and uplifting new drama series which tells the stories of young women and men fighting an unjust system in a world on the brink of change. Features Jessica Marais, Jonathan LaPaglia and Mandy McElhinney. The new series based on the true story of Tony Mokbel sees the return of Robert Mammone, Vince Colosimo, Gyton Grantley, and Les Hill back to our screens as gangland figures Tony Mokbel, Alphonse Gangitano, Carl Williams and Jason Moran respectively.
On Network Ten is Secrets & Lies a six part series which Ten is calling event TV at its best. Back in 2014 is So You Think You Can Dance Australia and Puberty Blues.