An Actress's Take on All-Things-Screen

My Favourites

Offspring

I wish more people knew about this glorious Australian TV show. It's on Netflix - it's right under your nose - and yet I bet lots of you have never heard of it. Asher Keddie plays Nina - a doctor with a large family and her own problems to deal with. It's bloody hilarious in places. And heart-wrenching. For me, it ticks all of the boxes.

Nurse Jackie

I don't think Nurse Jackie gets the recognition it deserves. I'd never heard of it before I randomly stumbled across it on Netflix (sadly it's not on there anymore). It's a dark comedy, telling the story of Jackie Peyton, a drug-addicted nurse who struggles between being the hero of the hospital and her own personal dramas.

New Girl

A wonderful kooky series about Jess who moves into a new apartment with Nick, Schmidt and Winston. They are crazy and loveable characters - especially Schmidt, whose mannerisms are just so hilarious. Elizabeth Meriwether is the brains behind this show. What a talented woman and one of my absolute inspirations!

Fools & Horses

This show will always remind me of my dad. Because we watched it through thick and thin; through divorces, rainy days, TV dinners (which I don't recommend but you've gotta do what you gotta do) and hard times. It put a smile on a face and a pace in our steps. Non-stop laughter and brilliant storylines.

The Mighty Boosh

The Boosh is loose and it's coming at 'cha like a buzzard. And so on. Don't be put off by the outlandish costumes. Normally I would have run a mile too; I hate anything remotely slapstick. But beneath the glitzy exterior - there's so much wit and throwaway comments - it's pretty genius.

Greys Anatomy

There's nothing like an episode of a classic American medical drama. Accompanied by love stories, comedy and scenarios you wouldn't think anyone would escape alive from. This series quite literally got me through a break-up. I think of it as a best friend now. Thank you, Shonda Rhimes.