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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
Frenech's Housos like Kath and Kim is masterful, frequent comic writing. He's a talent this guy, and that includes his acting too. As just recently becoming a confirmed Housos's addict, it's genius the way his whole comedy, no matter how off the wall it is, has a too underlying truth about it. Using fictional name Sunnyvale as a suburb, you want to wisely avoid (the show is set in Mt Druitt and Parramatta) we see the struggles of the lower class, taking to crime while sharing many sexcapades. The humor is foul, as is Shazza's mouth, but it's undeniably funny, with sharp cutting dialogue. Turps is great to see as the out of house father, who spends his days at the pub playing pokies, in not a half bad performance. Off the wall it is, trashy it is, but it's funny trash, but look underneath and you'll find a reality that's all so true about the lower class. The Centrelink angle cracks me up. May'be viewers can better understand what the lower class endure, where for them it's a vicious bloody circle, and how this problem really needs to be addressed, but for the viewer this show is bold and bloody funny.
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