Review: Mystery Road

Looking for something to binge watch? Try Mystery Road on Amazon Prime.

This series is produced by Acorn and it stars two-time Oscar nominee, Judy Davis, and Aaron Pedersen, an Australian television and film actor of Arrernte and Arabana Australian Aboriginal descent. 

Judy Davis as one of the stars is what made me add this series to my Watchlist, and it was a great introduction to the fabulous Aaron Pederson who is letter perfect as the detective who never takes the easy way out and follows the investigation wherever it leads. 

This is a 2018 Acorn TV Original drama set in the Australian outback and is about 2 boys who go missing from a cattle station.

Detective Jay Swan (Pedersen) teams up with local cop Emma James (Davis) to investigate. The mystery is tangled up with other crimes that haunt the remote town.

This compelling drama keeps you guessing all the way through to the end. The acting is superb, and the story is gripping. Absolutely add this to your Watchlist. 

Want More Mystery Road

After Darling Hubby and I had watched the 2018 series, we wanted more. 

I looked around the internet and found that Mystery Road starring Aaron Pedersen was also a 2013 movie, available for rent on Amazon or on Netflix if you're a subscriber.

The mystery in the 2013 movie is about a murdered girl found under a bridge on a remote road. Detective Jay Swan gets the case. 

He finds that no-one is that interested in solving the murder of an indigenous teenager and he is forced to work alone.

After we watch the movie, I imagine we'll add Season 2 of Mystery Road to our Watchlist. 

An online blurb says, "A mangrove swamp. An endless sky. A headless body. Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pederson) returns and takes on a grisly case in order to be closer to his family.

"This season of Mystery Road is set in a small coastal community where the desert meets the ocean and secrets past and present run deep and dark!"

Season 2 is supposed to be available on Acorn TV (download the app for your Kindle Firestick on Amazon), Hoopla, buy it as download on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video, and FandangoNOW. Most of these are subscription services but you usually get the first week free in order to try them out.

Takeaway Truth

This Australian series is gritty and realistic with performances that are never over the top—no chewing up the scenery. Instead, they are subtle and low-key and more effective for the restraint shown. Totally awesome series.  

1 comment:

  1. Hero and I enjoyed this series. I like Aaron Pederson's acting ability. The series is hard to watch because of the prejudice he struggles against daily, but well acted.