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All Four Super-Nostalgic Seasons of 'Round the Twist' Are Coming to Netflix Next Month

If you've ever, ever felt like rewatching this childhood favourite, it's heading to your streaming queue.
By Sarah Ward
April 22, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
April 22, 2021
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Sometimes, you're eager to spend your spare hours binging your way through serious dramas. At other times, only clever comedies will do. But, there also comes a time when you just want to feel nostalgic — including by revisiting the local TV show that absolutely every Aussie kid watched in the 90s and 00s, and more than once.

For two seasons between 1990–93, then another two from 2000–01, Round the Twist adapted Paul Jennings' popular books into an offbeat fantasy series. If you were the right age, it was must-see TV. It's the source of plenty of lighthouse obsessions, given that's where the Twist family lived. And, it's also a show that knew how to balance humour, strangeness and scares.

All four seasons of the show are headed to Netflix, so you'll be able to binge your way through them from Saturday, May 1. They're also currently available on Amazon Prime Video, because that's what tends to happen with older TV programs on streaming these days — one day, they're on one platform; the next, they're elsewhere.

Yes, the latter two seasons of Round the Twist really aren't as great as the first two, but we're betting they're still baked into your childhood memories anyway. And, we're certain that you'll now have the show's theme tune stuck in your head for at least the rest of the day, likely until the series hits Netflix over a week away, and probably for plenty of time afterwards as well.

Check out the trailer for Round the Twist's first season below:

All four seasons of Round the Twist will be available to stream via Netflix from Saturday, May 1.

Top image: Round the Twist filming location Split Point lighthouse, Natalie Maguire via Wikimedia Commons.

Published on April 22, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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