Sadly over-hyped, that's what I thought about this tv series, but I've changed my mind. This tv series deserves top 1 on imdb. Are you looking for a waste of few hours of your life? Go elsewhere. The Secret River has everything what good tv series should has. The Secret River is solid enough for top 10 all time. Great action, but original story could be better. Let me tell you one thing: watch this tv series for yourself only. This tv series is like a punch in the face to other top directors. Don't waste your time, click on play button and watch.