Hollywood Reporter recommends Miss Fisher, A Place to Call Home.


The Hollywood Reporter has included Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and A Place to Call Home amongst its 15 International Series to Binge Watch this Summer.

US press have previously touted local titles such as Wentworth and Please Like Me as choice Aussie cuts for American viewers.

THR says of the two titles:

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
The clever, and sharply stylish P.I. Phryne Fischer (Essie Davis) solves murders, and dresses to kill, in 1920s Melbourne. Check it out for its gorgeous set and costume design, which brings the swinging ’20s to life in style.

A Place to Call Home
The Brits aren’t the only ones who can do period romance and upstairs/downstairs class conflict. This Australian delight, set in the 1950s, follows the fate of an upper class Australian family and the mysterious nurse Sarah Adams (Marta Dusseldorp), who returns home after 20 years abroad. Superbly written, and acted, this is Downton Abbey down under but less soapy, and substantially darker.

For the record the other titles are:

The Bletchley Circle,
The Last Kingdom,
Kill Me, Heal Me,
The Time in Between,
Crime Scene Cleaner,
El Hipnotizador,
NSU: German History X,
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell,


  1. Good taste, I know APTCH is great for a binge whatch, I would dispute that it is “less soapy” than DA though. More soapy i would say, but thats not a bad thing.

    • Secret Squïrrel

      You and Maev…Sydney’s friends in the US will prob bump the hits up on that Miss Fisher’s article that kept appearing in the Top 5 read stories for a few weeks!

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