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Catch up with the shows everyone seems to be talking about.

With plenty of streaming services fighting for your attention and new shows released literally every day, figuring out what to watch can be a struggle. Yet some titles manage to stand out from the crowd and become instant pop culture staples.

If you're looking to join in the conversation, we've got you covered. Below are 10 series that are enjoying quite the hype at the moment.

We made this list using both trends and our own expert preferences and it is updated weekly.

We look at what's popular on a service's app and utilise the expert and critical opinion of our streaming expert, who has over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry. You can't go wrong with adding any of these titles to your watchlist.

Don't worry if you don't have some of these services and think you'll miss out, you can catch a bunch of these shows using streaming free trials if you're a new customer.

If you have services that don't feature these shows, maybe it's time to switch and get more value from your streaming subscription.

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1. Fallout

Year: 2024

Cast: Ella Purnell, Walter Goggins, Aaron Clifton Moten, Kyle MacLachlan, Moisés Arias

Fallout is a live-action adaptation of Bethesda's bestselling video game franchise. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic alternate reality and follows the descendants of underground fallout shelters as they return to the surface for the first time.

The star-studded cast includes Ella Purnell (Yellowjackets), Walter Goggins (The Hateful Eight) and Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks).

Watch new episodes every week on Paramount Plus.


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2. Ripley

Year: 2024

Cast: Andrew Scott, Dakota Fanning, Johnny Flynn, Eliot Sumner

Ripley is a new adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's 1955 crime novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, which was previously brought to the screen by the late, great Anthony Minghella in 1999.

Shot by the Academy Award winning cinematographer Robert Elswit (Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood), the series is heavily inspired by noir with all 8 episodes shot in sumptuous black-and-white.

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3. Tom Jones

Year: 2023

Cast: Solly McLeod, Sophie Wilde, Hannah Waddingham, Pearl Mackie

Tom Jones is the latest adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic novel about the pitfalls of polite society in 18th century England.

The 4-part series stars Australian actress Sophie Wilde as the virtuous Sophia Western and Solly McLeod as her titular love interest.

Watch Tom Jones on BritBox.


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4. Star Trek: Discovery

Year: 2024

Cast: Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman

The fifth and final season of Star Trek: Discovery is now streaming on Paramount Plus.

The crew of the starship USS Discovery embark on a quest to retrieve an artefact hidden inside an 800-year-old Romulan vessel, leading to the greatest treasure in the known galaxy.

New episodes drop every week on Paramount Plus from April 4.


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5. A Gentleman in Moscow

Year: 2024

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Fehinti Balogun, Daniel Cerqueira

Set during the Bolshevik Revolution, A Gentleman in Moscow follows the plight of Count Alexander Rostov (McGregor), a Russian aristocrat imprisoned in a hotel in Moscow. With sumptuous production design and a standout performance by Ewan McGregor, the series is a must for Russophiles, history buffs and fans of compelling drama.

New episodes land weekly on Paramount Plus.


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6. Parasyte: The Grey

Year: 2024

Cast: Jeon So-nee, Koo Kyo-hwan, Lee Jung-hyun

Parasyte: The Grey is a South Korean science-fiction horror series based on the critically acclaimed manga by Hitoshi Iwaaki.

The premise is not dissimilar to The Last Of Us, with alien parasites hosing and taking over humans, complete with grotesque facial mutations. However, instead of being mindless zombies, these parasites are hyper intelligent.

Parasyte: The Grey will be releasing on Netflix on April 5.


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7. Shōgun

Year: 2024

Cast: Hiroyuki Sanada, Yoshii Toranaga, Cosmo Jarvis, John Blackthorne, Anna Sawai

Based on the best-selling novel by James Clavell, Shōgun takes place in feudal Japan during the chaotic onset of the Edo period.

With epic battle scenes, political intrigue and lashings of sex and violence, it is being described as Game of Thrones with samurai.

Now onto its seventh episode, the series continues to impress with its stunning production values and complex characters.

Catch new episodes every Tuesday on Disney Plus.


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8. X-Men '97

Year: 2024

Cast: Jennifer Hale, Ray Chase, Lenore Zann

X-Men '97 is a 10-episode revival of the popular X-Men: The Animated Series which ran from 1992 to 1997. (Shouldn't it be called X-Men '98?)

Produced by Marvel Studios, X-Men '97 uses a similar animation style and many of the same voice artists, making it a must for fans of the original series.

The plot picks up after the events of X-Men: The Animated Series with the X-Men facing new challenges following the loss of their leader, Professor X.

Episodes arrive weekly on Disney Plus.


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9. Feud: Capote Vs. The Swans

Year: 2024

Cast: Tom Hollander, Naomi Watts, Diane Lane, Chloë Sevigny

Creator Ryan Murphy's award-winning anthology returns with Feud: Capote vs The Swans. This time around the focus is writer Truman Capote. He ingratiated himself into the lives of some of New York's most elite women, who he dubbed his "swans". He ultimately betrayed them by writing a thinly veiled fictionalisation of their lives and was banished from high society. This sent him into a spiral of self-destruction.

Not only is there the high bar of the previous instalment of Feud, but the names in the ensemble cast are jaw-dropping.

New episodes swan in each week on BINGE and Foxtel Now.


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10. Masters of the Air

Year: 2024

Cast: Austin Butler, Callum Turner, Barry Keoghan, Ncuti Gatwa

Masters of the Air follows the men of the 100th Bomb Group as they conduct bombing raids over Nazi Germany. Along the way they grapple with frigid conditions, lack of oxygen and the general terror of combat conducted at 25,000 feet in the air. The show portrays the psychological and emotional price paid by these young men as they helped destroy Hitler's Third Reich.

Made by the executive producers of the equally epic Band of Brothers and The Pacific, Masters of the Air might not reach the same heights, but is still worth getting on board.

New episodes land weekly on Apple TV Plus.


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New additions

  • Fallout
  • Ripley
  • Tom Jones

Want to find out about the top streaming services? Check out our guide to the best streaming services in Australia.

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