Within the earth’s archive: ‘Mystery Road’

Detective Jay Swan offers new possibilities for Australian screen culture

Deep cover: ‘The Bureau’

The fifth season of the understated French spy thriller leads the pack of June streaming highlights

In search of emes (truth) in ‘Unorthodox’

The masterful Netflix series addresses the struggle to articulate female desire

A lot to be desired: ‘Normal People’

The screen adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel is a piercing portrayal of young lovers

A nation’s convulsions: ‘The Plot Against America’

HBO’s adaptation of the Philip Roth novel is a contemporary allegory with a terrifying slow burn

‘Stateless’: ABC

A probing drama about Australia’s mandatory detention regime focuses on the dehumanisation experienced on both sides of the razor wire

Party of three: ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’

Australian comedian Josh Thomas brings his unique brand of comedy to the classic American sitcom format

Streaming highlights: November 2019

‘The Crown’, ‘For All Mankind’ and ‘Dickinson’ offer new perspectives on history, and pragmatism meets pyramid schemes in ‘On Becoming a God in Central Florida’

War for attention

The launch of Apple TV+ and Disney+ raises the stakes in the streaming wars

It’s complicated: ‘The Hunting’

This Australian series offers a sophisticated examination of teenage lives online