5 Australian TV Shows to Watch in 2014

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July 19, 2014 3:50 PM EST

This is a good for year Australia television, with new shows to look forward to. A lot of premieres were featured on Australian television early in 2014.

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Shaun Micallef's MAD AS HELL

Although the shows may have somewhat stagnated in the past few weeks, expect a number of great presentations in the coming months with new programs and returning series. Here is a list of Aussie TV shows we should watch out for. 

1. Utopia

Utopia is a political satire on ABC, produced by Working Dog. Working Dog is the team behind The Dish and The Castle. The TV show will feature comedian Rob Sitch and Celia Pacquola. The story revolves around a small group of strangers who suddenly possess a mysterious manuscript. The article is said to have predicted the most terrible disasters of the past century. When a person has Utopia, their lives will change, for the worse. The group find themselves being targeted by a murderous organization, leaving them no choice but to run and work together.

2. The Great Australian Race Riot

The show will be featured on SBS where Peter Fitzsimmons tackles the various race riots in Australia in the past several decades. Peter will explain how these helped create the current country. The Great Australian Race Riot will be shown in three parts. The documentary series features the early beginnings of the riots during the 1800s then progress until the present day. It is a great show for individuals who wish to know more about Australian politics and history.

3. The Code

Thriller fans will be excited to know that there is a new series with political fusion. The show was created by Playmaker Media and can be viewed on ABC. The story revolves around two brothers living in Canberra. One is a computer hacker while the other sibling is a journalist. The two discover great secrets and get involved in a political conspiracy. The cast includes Lucy Lawless, Adam Garcia, Ashley Zukerman, David Wenham and Aden Young. The show will also be shown in the United States and Latin America.

4. Gina

The show in Nine covers the life of Australian mining billionaire Gina Rinehart. The show features her many challenges, such as fighting a legal dispute against Rose Hancock, her father's widow as well as another court battle involving her own children. Based on the life of a real Australian, the story is considered as one of the biggest dramas in the nation. Two miniseries were being made in 2013. The cast is yet to be announced, although the series on Nine has been sold to the United States and Latin America.

5. Mad As Hell

Comedy fans will be happy to know that Shaun Micallef will be back for ten more episodes of Mad As Hell in September 2014. His political satires are always a hit and viewers are already excited to know what the comedian will be brewing, considering how the political environment in Australia has churned a lot of fresh topics for Micallef to attack.

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Shaun Micallef's MAD AS HELL
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