After previously only being available on streaming platform Paramount+, popular Australian drama Five Bedrooms finally returns with its second season tonight on Channel 10
This surrogate family are more fiercely loving and functional than your average biological clan. The arrangement that began as a risky short-term solution is now an empirical success, a genuine long-term prospect, and maybe even a preferable version of family and life?
There’s the fallen socialite, Liz (Kat Stewart), laconic tradie, Ben (Stephen Peacocke), firecracker middle-aged mum, Heather (Doris Younane), cautious doctor, Harry (Roy Joseph) and tragic romantic, Ainsley (Katie Robertson).
This group of five misfits first found each other at an all-too-familiar setting, the dreaded singles’ table at a wedding, where liquid courage gave them the ballsy bravado to pitch in and buy a house together. A communal approach to Australia’s property crisis, they split the impossible cost of homeownership five ways.
Season two of Five Bedrooms dives hard into themes that resonate globally. There’s a new home, a DIY renovation, a DIY renovation injury, two pregnancies, an ex-husband, a workplace bullying complaint, an unexpected tragedy, love found and love lost.
This is Australian drama at its best.