The ABC has been heavily promoting Mystery Road, and it received some good reviews by Left-ish reviewers, so I gave it a go last night.
I was underwhelmed. Very, very thin character writing if you ask me, and an outback atmosphere that felt cleaned up for inner city audiences. (Well, I have to admit I am not expert at knowing the atmospherics of remote Australian towns, but then, I've never been to a lot of European countries either but can still get a sense of authenticity from a crime show.)
Very, very little about it (actually, nothing) felt convincing to me, and its only benefit might be as an advertisement for sunscreen to prevent premature ageing. (That's mean, but it's either that or really, really unlucky genetics that account for Judy Davis's extraordinary appearance.)