Foxtel prison drama Wentworth has been voted the Australian Show of the Decade according to TV Tonight readers.
The reimagining of classic Aussie drama Prisoner has screened since 2013 with intense storylines and dazzling performances from its ensemble cast, attracting international fans and spawning remakes in 4 European countries. Twenty more episodes are currently being filmed in Melbourne to screen across 2020 – 2021.
Original cast member Danielle Cormack who played Bea Smith for 4 seasons said, “I’m sure I speak on behalf of everyone involved with the production of Wentworth by saying a giant thank you to TV Tonight and your readers for this honour.
“There is so much time, heart and creative energy poured into this show, so for it to be loved by so many, means the world to all involved.”
The Logie and AACTA winning drama landed well ahead of the competition with 10 panel comedy Have You Been Paying Attention? securing second place and ABC’s bittersweet Josh Thomas comedy Please Like Me as third.
Recent titles understandably dominated, and there were several non-scripted titles included by readers: Australian Survivor, Gogglebox and Hard Quiz.
Here are the Top 20 results from around 300 completed surveys, along with accumulated scores.
- Wentworth 265
- Have You Been Paying Attention? 171
- Please Like Me 140
- Offspring 131
- Australian Survivor 101
- Utopia 85
- Total Control 84
- Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell 80
- A Place to Call Home 73
- Rake 67
- Gogglebox 59
- Rosehaven 57
- Glitch 44
- Puberty Blues 41
- Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries 40
- Upright 38
- Mystery Road 34
- The Slap / Hard Quiz 33
- Love Child 32
- Secret City 28
Tomorrow: International Show of the Decade.