The BEST TVNZ shows of all time

Every TVNZ show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every TVNZ show to compile this list of best shows!

Fresh Eggs
star
6.86
27 votes

#1 - Fresh Eggs

This deliciously twisted six-part drama follows a couple's quest for "the good life" that goes wickedly awry.

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This Is Not My Life
star
6.84
174 votes

#2 - This Is Not My Life

In the peaceful, leafy New Zealand suburb of Waimoana, a man wakes up in a lovely home, to his lovely wife and children. The only problem is that he can't remember anything. Not who he is, ever having a wife and kids, not even his own name. The people around him call him Alec Ross, but he only has their word for that. Setting out to discover what's going on, he stumbles upon the truth - this is not his life. Now he must try and unravel the mystery of Waimoana - and get out alive!

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Short Poppies
star
6.77
62 votes

#3 - Short Poppies

Journalist David Farrier travels to small town NZ to meet ordinary New Zealanders and discoers even the most ordinary people are special in their own way.

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The Dead Lands
star
6.64
97 votes

#4 - The Dead Lands

Waka, a murdered Māori warrior returned from the Afterlife, and Mehe, a determined young woman, embark on a quest to find who "broke the world" and how to close the breach between the living and the dead.

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One Lane Bridge
star
6.64
94 votes

#5 - One Lane Bridge

During a murder investigation in Queenstown, an ambitious young detective reawakens a spiritual gift that endangers the case, his career and his life. Dominic Ona-Ariki and Joel Tobeck star in this local crime drama with a dark, supernatural twist.

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The Luminaries
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6.58
225 votes

#6 - The Luminaries

The Luminaries tells an epic story of love, murder and revenge, as men and women travelled across the world to make their fortunes. It is a 19th century tale of adventure and mystery, set on the Wild West Coast of New Zealand's South Island in the boom years of the 1860s gold rush. The story follows defiant young adventurer Anna Wetherell, who has sailed from Britain to New Zealand to begin a new life. There she meets the radiant Emery Staines, an encounter that triggers a strange kind of magic that neither can explain. As they fall in love, driven together and apart by fateful coincidence, these star-crossed lovers begin to wonder: do we make our fortunes, or do our fortunes make us?

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Powerless
star
6.55
1441 votes

#7 - Powerless

In a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Emily Locke begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises that specializes in products that make defenseless bystanders feel a little safer. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero.

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