The BEST SBS (AU) Shows

The top 11 shows on SBS (AU)

Housos

#1 - Housos

Housos tells the not-so-epic stories of Shazza, Dazza, Franky and Kylie - four best mates from down on the block. Sure, they drink away their problems, they might even have frequent domestics but down on the block it's all for one and one for all. Follow the adventures of the residents of the Sunnyvale Housing Commission in every-town Australia. They battle cops and they scam Centerlink, they even have the occasional threesome and swingers party, but once your down with the crew in the hood then it's " Sunnyvale for life".

star 8.99
229 votes
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Luke Nguyen's Vietnam

#2 - Luke Nguyen's Vietnam

Luke Nguyen, acclaimed owner and chef of the Sydney restaurant The Red Lantern, returns to the country of his heritage to take a culinary journey through the southern regions of Vietnam. Starting in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Luke travels through the Mekong Delta, and north along the coast to the World Heritage city of Hoi An. Along the way he prepares dishes in locations that represent the real Vietnam, in all its chaotic vibrancy

star 8.42
229 votes
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Danger 5

#3 - Danger 5

Set in a bizarre, 1960's inspired version of World War II, action comedy series Danger 5 follows a team of five spies on a mission to kill Adolf Hitler. Danger 5 is the finest group of special operatives the Allies have to offer; Jackson from the USA, Tucker from Australia, Ilsa from Russia, Claire from Britain and Pierre from Europe. In each episode Danger 5 unravels another of Hitler's diabolical schemes as they travel across a myriad of exotic locations. The action and offbeat humour is relentless as Danger 5 mounts a series of thrilling missions which include discovering Josef Mengele's perverted Antarctic death circus, busting down Erwin Rommel's golden murder casino and posting as exotic dancers in an attempt to take out Hitler at his own birthday party.

star 8.29
600 votes
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Safe Harbour

#4 - Safe Harbour

The story begins when a group of six friends embark on a yacht trip from Brisbane to Indonesia, a chance for adventure and to enjoy a holiday at the same time. The group is just a day's sail from their destination when something appears on the horizon. Another boat. The group come to the aid of a broken-down asylum seekers' boat, leading to a tragic series of events that return to haunt them four years later.

star 7.76
84 votes
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Deep Water

#5 - Deep Water

When a young gay man is brutally murdered near Bondi Beach, Detectives Tori Lustigman and Nick Manning are assigned to investigate. After more bodies are found, Tori links the deaths to a series of murders of gay men in the 1980s and '90s.

star 7.39
291 votes
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The Principal

#6 - The Principal

The Principal is set in a notoriously violent and difficult Australian high school. Matt Bashir is promoted to Principal of Boxdale Boys High because of his different and radical approach to reform. The change brings the new Principal into conflict on all fronts and leaves his personal life exposed. Bashir works overtime to get the local community on side with his promised reform, but just as he seems to be making progress, a student is found dead in the school grounds.

star 7.32
88 votes
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The Family Law

#7 - The Family Law

The Family Law unfolds in the dysfunctional world of one Chinese-Australian family - as seen through the eyes of 14 year-old Benjamin Law. As Benjamin dreams of soap opera stardom, his parents contemplate separation. Over the course of one long, hot Queensland summer, the self-absorbed clarinet-playing teenager increasingly finds himself embroiled in other people's dramas.

star 7.29
31 votes
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Top Gear Australia

#8 - Top Gear Australia

Based on the popular British version of Top Gear, Top Gear Australia looks to give a unique Aussie spin on the car scene while still having all thrills and spills that we all love. Plus there is the Stig's Australian cousin. What more could we ask for! In 2010 the show moved from SBS to the Nine Network.

star 7.29
566 votes
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The Wizards of Aus

#9 - The Wizards of Aus

Fed up with the Magical Realm’s obsession with large-scale fantasy warfare, Jack the Wizard decides to migrate to the sanest place he can think of: Melbourne’s Western suburbs. After accidentally causing a magical catastrophe, his existence (and that of his fellow magical immigrants) is revealed to the Australian public. Fearing a backlash against himself and his kind, Jack swears off using magic in a bid to better assimilate into human life. But of course, fitting in was never going to be easy when people tend to get a bit ‘explode-y’ whenever you sneeze…

star 7.08
54 votes
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Dead Lucky

#10 - Dead Lucky

Stubborn but brilliant Detective Grace Gibbs is obsessed with avenging the murder of her junior officer. Charlie Fung, a new trainee detective blames his supervising officer Grace for the death of his best friend. Mani is a young Iranian medical student who is part of a crowded share house of international students. He is an off-the-books worker at an inner-city convenience store, run by greedy owners, . When a violet fugitive holds up the convenience store, Grace and Charlie are called in to investigate, setting off chain of events with devastating consequences.

star 6.55
33 votes
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The Hunting

#11 - The Hunting

The Hunting is about two high school teachers who discover students are sharing nude photos of their underage friends and peers, and the consequence this has on the teens and their families.

star 6.20
25 votes
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