What I’ve Been Watching: Pia Miranda

Actor Pia Miranda (pictured left) returns to screens on ABC ME series Mustangs FC on New Year’s Day.

She’s a fan of some killer drama & reality titles (has she been looking over my shoulder at my watchlist?).

What shows are on your must-see TV list lately?

PM: I’m watching Escape at Dannemora at the moment which I am really loving and the performances are amazing. I recently finished The Haunting of Hill House which I enjoyed although it did give me nightmares. Season 2 of Ozark was great and I thought Laura Linney and Jason Bateman were incredible in it. I binged Killing Eve and Safe Harbour when I had downtime on set and I loved them. I’m also a fan of Utopia on the ABC.

What’s your preferred genre to watch and which shows are current highlights?

PM: I tend to mix it up a bit when it comes to my viewing. I do love the darker side of things but I also watch a lot of standup and I’m a huge comedy fan. I’ll watch Veep for a quick pick me up but I do like curling up in bed and bingeing a thriller or a great drama like The Handmaids Tale or The Day which I really enjoyed . I think I’m still mourning the loss of the Sopranos and Breaking Bad but I’m slowly getting over it.

Which guilty pleasure show are you reluctant to admit to watching?

PM: Well… I know actors aren’t meant to like reality but I’m a massive Survivor fan. I never miss a season. I’m having so much fun watching Mike White on the current US season that I’m squealing at the television! I also loved the last season of Australian Survivor, I thought it was so great. I really like Gogglebox too, it’s definitely a guilty pleasure in our family.

What show you would secretly love to appear on?

PM: Well obviously Survivor but I’m not sure I could go that long without a bowl of pasta and a set of tweezers. Also if I didn’t make the jury I would be DEVASTATED! I’d never get over it.

When you settle down for a night on the couch what are your ‘must-haves?’

PM: Hmm a nice cup of tea and the dog on my lap. Unless it’s Gogglebox night, then I do like to have a glass of wine.

Who do you play in Mustangs FC and what can we expect to see in Season 2?

PM: I play Jen Masters who is the mum to Marnie , the captain of the Mustangs soccer team. Season 2 is full of energy with lots of heart and there are some new faces too. The Mustangs face some challenges and we touch on a few serious issues but of course there are also a lot of laughs . The writers are really great and we have incredible directors on Mustangs so we are really fortunate. Stephen Hall has a few shining moments but I won’t ruin it because it’s definitely worth the surprise.

Mustangs FC begins 5pm Tuesday January 1 on ABC ME.


  1. Hey you two, look at what lovely fresh faces (with no makeup), you both have. Stay real. If you think about it , that is exactly what we see on Survivor. I’ll watch.

  2. As much as I hate Celebrities on Survivor (I hated the last Aus season with a passion), I wouldn’t hate seeing Pia on.

    She is a fan of the show and that is what makes the game interesting (as shown by many recent seasons of the American show).

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