• Normal People
  • This Is Us
  • Westworld

As the world grapples with the pandemic and everyone is encouraged to limit trips outside their homes to essential runs, there is no better time to catch up on the latest shows on TV. There could be a few episodes or seasons you might have missed in the last couple of years but fret not as these could be easily accessed through a Fetch TV subscription.

In this article, we talk about the best TV shows you shouldn’t miss out on Fetch TV.

What is Fetch TV?

If you are not familiar with Fetch TV, first of all, what bubble have you been living in? Fetch TV is a set-top box device that allows users to access a wide array of television channels. You can watch, record, or download movies and TV shows or access streaming apps such as Netflix, Hayu, Stan, and Amazon.

The streaming apps, of course, can be accessed if you are subscribed to the service. Several internet service providers offer Fetch TV bundles in their plans such as Optus, Dodo, and iiNet. But if you happen to be subscribed to another telco, don’t hesitate to inquire if they also offer a Fetch TV subscription.

If you are not subscribed to any of the popular video-on-demand apps these days, you can still use your Fetch TV device to watch free-to-air programs. However, you may not be able to access up to 45 premium channels as well as some pay-to-play movies and TV shows.

Top 12 shows You Can Watch on Fetch TV

Disclaimer: This list is based on our personal preferences and the recommendations of the Fetch TV staff. The ranking is in no way an indication of the overall quality of the program and is only used as a numeral. 

If you enjoy the luxury of a Fetch TV subscription and are looking for new, old, completed, or ongoing television programs that you can watch through the device, feel free to check out this list. But be advised that there is a tonne of other programs you can find on the platform that may not be part of our Top 12.

1. Normal People

Synopsis: Normal People is a television series released by BBC Three and Hulu based on the best-selling novel by Sally Rooney. It is about the story of two students, Marianne and Connell, whose paths keep crossing since they were classmates in high school until they went to university. The two characters develop a friendship that they were forced to hide from others.

Why watch it?

The series has received critical acclaim shortly after its release despite having newcomers play the lead roles. It has earned no less than four nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Lead Actor for Paul Mescal and Outstanding Director for Lenny Abrahamson.

2. Killing Eve

Synopsis: This BBC black comedy-spy thriller follows the story of an investigator who hunts for an assassin. The story is based on the novellas penned by Luke Jennings.

Why watch it?

The show stars Sandra Oh as British Intelligence investigator Eve Polastri, who is after the psychopathic assassin Villanelle, played by actress Jodie Comer. It has so far released three seasons, with the first being aired in 2018. Killing Eve was renewed for a fourth season in 2020.

3. This Is Us

Synopsis: This Is Us is a romantic drama that follows the lives of the Pearson family — the three siblings and their two parents. It premiered in 2016 and has since aired a total of four seasons, with the fifth season scheduled to air later in 2020.

Why watch it?

The show stars Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, and Chrissy Metz, among a list of other actors. It has also received numerous accolades from various award-giving bodies, including the Primetime Emmy Awards, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Television Awards, and Golden Globe Awards.

4. The Outsider

Synopsis: The Outsider is another 2020 release that has drawn the attention of viewers for its story based on the 2018 novel by Stephen King. The story begins with the investigation into the gruesome murder of an 11-year-old boy.

Why watch it?

With only 10 episodes in, The Outsider is a breeze of a watch, especially for people who are interested in the horror crime genre. It stars Ben Mendelsohn as Detective Anderson and Jason Bateman as Terry Maitland, the prime suspect for the crime. The two also serve as a producer and the executive producer for the show, respectively.

5. Westworld

Synopsis: Westworld is a science fiction series produced by HBO based on the 1973 film that was written and directed by Michael Crichton. It is set in the fictional theme park of the same name populated by androids called “Hosts.” It stars Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, and Jeffrey Wright.

Why watch it?

The show has the recognition of being the most-watched first season of any HBO original series. It received praise for its performances, visuals, musical score, and narrative. The series has so far aired three seasons and was renewed for a fourth season in April 2020. It also received numerous accolades, including an Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Thandie Newton at the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2018.

6. I Know This Much Is True

Synopsis: Based on one of the most acclaimed novels of our time, I Know This Much Is True is about the story of Thomas Birdsey, a person who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia, and his twin brother Dominic. The original story was written by Wally Lamb and was published in 1998.

Why watch it?

This 6-episode miniseries stars Mark Ruffalo as the twins Dominick and Thomas, Melissa Leo as their mother, and John Procaccino as their stepfather. The series can be a difficult watch because of the storyline, but Ruffalo’s portrayal of his characters is a must-see. The novel’s author, Wally Lamb, personally recommended Ruffalo for the role.

7. Succession

Synopsis: Succession is a satirical-comedy drama that follows the story of the highly dysfunctional Roy family, who are the owners of the global media and hospitality conglomerate Waystar Royco. It features an ensemble cast including Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, and Jeremy Strong.

Why watch it?

The first two seasons of the show received critical acclaim for the actors’ exceptional portrayal of their characters. Its season 2 finale drew 1.1 million viewers across all viewing platforms that aired the show. Production for the third season, however, has been delayed due to the global pandemic.

8. Big Little Lies

Synopsis: This critically-acclaimed television series is based on the 2014 novel by the same name, written by Liane Moriarty. It focuses on the story of three mothers to first-grader children, whose lives start to unravel until it reached the point of murder.

Why watch it?

Although the show has ended in 2019, the star-studded cast is enough reason to tune in to this show — Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard, and a whole lot more. Big Little Lies has two seasons and has won a total of eight Emmys, alongside Golden Globe and SAG Awards recognitions.

9. Watchmen

Synopsis: Watchmen is a superhero drama based on the DC Comics series of the same name. The TV adaptation’s story begins 34 years after the events in the 1986 comics, specifically in Tulsa, Oklahoma where a white supremacist group targets the minorities and the police.

Why watch it?

The show gives a modern spin to the Watchmen story that was first released three decades ago. And with the story centred on the attacks on racial minorities, it’s a show that remains as relevant as ever. Watchmen’s ensemble cast includes Regina King, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Jeremy Irons, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, Louis Gossett Jr., and Tim Blake Nelson.

10. The Handmaid’s Tale

Synopsis: This dystopian tragedy web series is another one that is based on a widely popular novel — The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, which was originally published in 1985. It’s about the story of a society that subjects women, particularly “Handmaids”, into child-bearing slavery.

Why watch it?

The show is based on the bestselling novel, The Handmaid’s Tale. ‘Nuff said. It stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, and Yvonne Strahovski as the three main protagonists in the story. The first season premiered in 2017 with a total of 10 episodes and is currently in the middle of production for the fourth season (directed by Elisabeth Moss herself) set to be released in 2021.

11. Chernobyl

Synopsis: Chernobyl is a 2019 historical drama that dives into the events surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine in 1986 as well as the cleanup efforts led by the government. It’s a five-part series that stars Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard, Emily Watson, and Paul Ritter.

Why watch it?

The show gives viewers a peek into the infamous Chernobyl disaster and the stories of the conspirators behind the cleanup. It also touches on the stories of the first responders, volunteers, and team of miners who worked at the scene. A huge part of the series was based on the recollections and statements from locals that were published in the book Voices from Chernobyl by Nobel Prize-winning journalist Svetlana Alexievich.

12. Fleabag

Synopsis: This is a comedy-drama television series that follows the story of the eponymous protagonist, Fleabag, portrayed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The show is an adaptation of her one-act play that won the Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013.

Why watch it?

Fleabag received critical acclaim for Waller-Bridge’s witty, clever, and funny portrayal of her unique character. Every so often in the show, Fleabag breaks out of the fourth wall and gives the audience an internal monologue and running commentary. It was named by former U.S. President Barack Obama as one of his favourite television series in 2019. The program also made it to the list of 100 best TV shows of the 21st century of The Guardian.

How can you subscribe to Fetch TV?

As previously mentioned, a subscription to Fetch TV is typically offered by internet service providers in Australia. The fees vary depending on your telco and the broadband bundle you are subscribed to, but there is always a chance to upgrade your plan and include a Fetch TV device where possible.

If you want to get access to the latest TV shows and movies on the device, be sure to ask your service provider or consider switching to a new telco.