The closest comparison I can make is this series would be most like "The Big Bang Theory" (USA) if it were set in Australia and had only British and Australian actors. Lots of geeks, space geeks to be precise, who are studying a black hole. There are a lot of funny moments even if the first episode gets off to a slow start.
Imagine yourself as a space gas specialist with enough written articles to fill an average size bedroom being put in the outback with total strangers, wild animals, kooky natives with weird rituals, the need to prove yourself and one very hot looking woman who you cannot have. That sums up the entire story, except for the individual plots which fit together in a seamless swirl of laughter. May the force...or forces...be with you.