5 Aussie TV shows we’d like to see rebooted

David Wenham and Sigrid Thornton in Seachange, 1998.

David Wenham and Sigrid Thornton in Seachange, 1998.

Remember the days where you had to be home at a certain time to catch your favourite TV show?

And if you happened to be out, the fine art of setting the VCR timer was an imperative skill to master, as was threatening your family with your unspeakable wrath if they somehow happened to mess with it.

In the past year or so, Hollywood has given us an array of ’90s TV reboots to stream in our own time, allowing us to re-live our youths – sans video tapes.

Full House, Gilmore Girls and The X Files have all been revamped, and a slew of others including Twin Peaks, Will and Grace, Charmed and DuckTales (woo-ooo) are set to make a comeback, either in remake, reboot or spin-off form, this year.

 

This got us thinking about which Aussie ’90s shows we’d like to see on our screens again. Here are our top picks.

 

Sea Change

Nosey, quirky characters in a small town and a smart, capable, brunette woman from the city. Sound familiar? Nope it’s not Gilmore Girls, but Sea Change, and we reckon Pearl Bay is Australia’s answer to Stars Hollow.

This much loved show starred Australian acting royalty Sigrid Thornton, William McInnes and David Wenham

 

Frontline

The hilarious and sometimes all-too-real mockumentary featuring Rob Sitch and Jane Kennedy gave us a look behind the scenes of a TV current affairs show.

In this post-truth era, a comeback of this witty show could be just what the doctor ordered.

 

All Together Now

An aging musician (Jon English, who sadly passed away in 2016) and his two teenaged kids (one of them a very young Kate Hall) muddle through life with a host of colourful characters and sitcom antics. Rebecca Gibney and Kerry Armstrong also starred as the kids’ guardian and mother respectively.

Given the popularity of Full House reboot Fuller House, this one could have Logie written all over it.

 

Blue Heelers

Though it ran until 2006, it all began in the ’90s for this bunch of country cops. The show is arguably one of the most popular in Australian TV history and launched the career of Lisa McCune.

Cop shows are always popular, and we’d love to see what’s going down with the new generation of police in Mt Thomas.

 

Round the Twist

Have you ever, ever felt like this? Based on stories by kids’ writer Paul Jennings, the series told the story of three kids and their dad who live in a lighthouse and end up in mysterious and magical situations.

The recent Netflix revamp of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events makes us think this Aussie mystery series would go down a treat.

 

 

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