Strange things are happening in a small country town a year after a freak flood claimed the lives of five locals, but at first it doesn’t seem like the events in Bloom – which include a man played by Ryan Corr running around the place without any clothes on and the disappearance from hospital of an Alzheimer’s-afflicted former TV star (Jacki Weaver) – are connected. Watch the trailer below.
With top-rate performances by Corr, Weaver, and cast-mates like Bryan Brown and Phoebe Tonkin, and the vastness of outback Australia as Bloom’s backdrop, there is plenty of incentive to stick with this series, even if you get the inkling that the storyline pay-off isn’t necessarily going to be that satisfying. (On Stan from Tues., Jan. 1) 3.5 stars
For more on Bloom, listen to the summer special episode of WHO's TV podcast, Binge List (below).