The series is a satirical parody of Australian residents, who are living in Housing Commission public housing.
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Series cast summary:
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 Franky (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Dazza (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
Elle Dawe ...
 Shazza (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
Kevin Taumata ...
 Kev (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
Vanessa Davis ...
 Vanessa (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
Maret Archer ...
 Beryl (18 episodes, 2011-2013)
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 Ashley (17 episodes, 2011-2013)
Stuart Rawe ...
 Reg (17 episodes, 2011-2013)
Mark Honey ...
 Bikie / ... (17 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ara Natarian ...
 Ara (15 episodes, 2011-2013)
Andrew Ausage ...
 Junior (10 episodes, 2011-2013)
Garry Who ...
 Cop Garry (10 episodes, 2011-2013)
Lachlan Kelaher ...
 Cop Lachlan (10 episodes, 2011-2013)
Renzo Bellato ...
 Renzo (10 episodes, 2011-2013)
Angry Anderson ...
 Angry (10 episodes, 2011-2013)
David Cooper ...
 Johnno (10 episodes, 2011-2013)
Gregory King ...
 Tank (10 episodes, 2011-2013)
Aaron McTaggart ...
 Gronk (10 episodes, 2011-2013)
Craig Ward ...
 Simmo (10 episodes, 2011-2013)
Judd Howie ...
 Judd / ... (10 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ian Turpie ...
 Wazza Jones (9 episodes, 2011)
Kiri Schmitt ...
 Kylie (9 episodes, 2011)
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 Cheree (9 episodes, 2011)
Sabeena Manalis ...
 Sabeena (9 episodes, 2011)
Crystal Sullivan ...
 Crystal (9 episodes, 2011)
Bill Drury ...
 Terry (9 episodes, 2011)
Amanda Keller ...
 Mayor Rees (9 episodes, 2011)
Brendan Jones ...
 Reporter (9 episodes, 2011)
Nick Godsell ...
 Simon (9 episodes, 2011)
Barry Crocker ...
 Premier (9 episodes, 2011)
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 Mark (9 episodes, 2011)
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 Mike (9 episodes, 2011)
Rachel Magi ...
 Skye / ... (9 episodes, 2011)
Murray Harman ...
 Richard Head (9 episodes, 2011)
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 Waseem (9 episodes, 2011)
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 Habib (9 episodes, 2011)
Rob Shehadie ...
 Rocky (9 episodes, 2011)
Ashur Shimon ...
 Abdul (9 episodes, 2011)
Mohammed Hammoud ...
 Mo (9 episodes, 2011)
Paul Brown ...
 Bikie (9 episodes, 2011)
Les Ferguson ...
 Pub Patron (9 episodes, 2011)
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 Cheree 2013 / ... (9 episodes, 2013)
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 Brandine (8 episodes, 2013)
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Housos tells the not-so-epic stories of Shazza, Dazza, Franky and Kylie - four best mates from down on the block. Sure, they drink away their problems, they might even have frequent domestics but down on the block it's all for one and one for all. Follow the adventures of the residents of the Sunnyvale Housing Commission in every-town Australia. They battle cops and they scam Centerlink, they even have the occasional threesome and swingers party, but once you're down with the crew in the hood then it's " Sunnyvale for life". Written by SBS Australia

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In 2016, both seasons of "Housos" were picked up Netflix in the USA, bringing new international fans to the series. See more »

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Featured in Celebrity Splash! Australia: Heat 1 (2013) See more »

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Generally good
26 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

I could see how a lot of viewers would be utterly appalled by this crude, rude comedy. Full of F words, bongs, debauchery, drugs, dole bludgers, street riots, trashing police cars, burning government buildings...this is normal life in the fictional Sunnyvale. But underneath it all, there is some merit to it. Absolutely everyone is sent up, from Frankie's Maltese background, to pokies loving elderly people, Lebanese mothers in burqas, dwarf bikies, heroin addicts, eastern suburbs TV reporters, inept police, Centrelink staff and Aussie dole bludgers. All these characters are not only sent up, they're often bashed and humiliated. It's not a pretty show, but you can't look away, and there are some genuinely funny scenes. And the show does take risks. Kids, for example, aren't depicted as sweet, rascally moppets. They get tasered, they're left home alone, they're shunted around as part of scams to get the adults more social welfare benefits, or left outside the pub while their parents get drunk. In one episode, a gang of kids sets fire to a neighbour's house. It's not pretty, but many of the plots are not outside the realms of real life possibility. Housos does go totally over the top, often, but it does have some value and it can be really funny.


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