Can 10 please renew Five Bedrooms?

If you’ve been watching Five Bedrooms, you’ll know where I’m coming from when I say 10 should renew this show forthwith.

As I noted in my review, this show from Hoodlum is the best local drama 10 has done in a long time. And this week’s episode is right up there.

The heartwarming characters and awkward, candid storylines are in the same universe as shows like Packed to the Rafters and Offspring.

The cast have been scoring goals, including with the best use of Doris Younane since Heartbreak High.

But a shout-out to the supporting cast too. Faces like Kumud Merani as Harry’s mum Manju, Alan Dukes as Heather’s estranged husband Colin and Adam Fiorentino as handsome copper Pete all add up to an hour of increasingly-addictive TV. This week there’s more of the fabulous Celia Ireland. Bonus.

Ratings have been hovering around the 500,000 mark, which makes it one of the network’s top drawcards. But they go much later with Timeshifted and BVOD numbers.

A renewal while the show is on air is a show of faith that sends out a strong message. Besides, the Logie Awards are in less than 2 weeks and it would be great to see the cast walk the red carpet with the news of a second season to spruik.

Over to you, 10.


  1. 5BR is the best written and made adult Australia drama we have seen for a while. Playing For Keeps did significantly better with younger viewers for some reason though. Ten haven’t made a lot of drama recently so they may both of them to meet their local drama points, if not they will wait and see how S2 of PFK rates.

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