This Easter I will be spending some quality time with family, but I also plan to have some quality down time too. Pottering in the garden, board games with the kids and binge-watching some TV. There are some great new shows out which I have been enjoying lately. I was a huge fan of ER with George Clooney and John Stamos back in the day. I’ve really been missing some quality medical dramas until recently; The Resident and The Good Doctor are my new firm favourites!!
THE GOOD DOCTOR
season 1 available on Fetch and just finished airing on Channel Seven
Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join a prestigious hospital’s surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues.
season 1 available on Fetch and currently airing on Channel Seven
The Resident is a powerful new medical show focusing on a young doctor’s final years of training that rips back the curtain to reveal the truth of what really happens, both good and bad, in hospitals across the country.
season 5 part 1 available on Fetch and SBS On Demand
After the Viking victories in Northumbria and Wessex, successfully getting revenge for the death of their father King Ragnar Lothbrok, the crippled Ivar the Boneless begins to assert his leadership over the Great Heathen Army against the protests of his brothers Ubbe and Hvitserk. Bjorn Ironside, the oldest son of Ragnar, follows his destiny into the Mediterranean Sea, bringing with him Halfdan, the brother of King Harald Finehair. Floki, suffering from the loss of his wife Helga and emotionally devastated, takes to the seas in a one man boat, submitting himself to the will of the gods.
Season 1 and 2 available on Netflix
As a lower-level cabinet member, Tom Kirkman never imagined something would happen that would catapult him to the oval office. When a devastating attack on the night of the State of the Union address claims the lives of the president and most of the Cabinet, the Housing and Urban Development secretary — who was named the designated survivor in case of such an event — finds himself promoted to leader of the free world. Suddenly thrust into his new position of power, Kirkman struggles to keep the country from dissolving into chaos and must adjust to his new normal, unaware of what fresh horrors may await the United States.
Season 1-2, season 3 episodes start from 25th March on Stan
In the sexy, ego-driven world of high finance, two of New York’s most powerful titans are locked in an epic battle of wealth, influence and corruption. Shrewd US Attorney Chuck Rhoades is embroiled in a high-stakes game of predator vs. prey with Bobby Axelrod, an ambitious hedge-fund king.
Season 1-3 available on Stan
This dramedy follows producer Rachel and the crew of a not-so-realistic dating reality show, where convictions are ignored and moral lines blurred.
Season 1 available on Netflix
The Carringtons and the Colbys feud for control over their fortune — and their children — in this updated reboot of the classic prime-time soap.