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The series is a satirical parody of Australian residents, who are living in Housing Commission public housing.




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Series cast summary:
Paul Fenech Paul Fenech ...  Franky 18 episodes, 2011-2020
Elle Dawe Elle Dawe ...  Shazza 18 episodes, 2011-2020
Kevin Taumata Kevin Taumata ...  Kev 18 episodes, 2011-2020
Vanessa Davis Vanessa Davis ...  Vanessa 18 episodes, 2011-2020
Jabba ...  Dazza 18 episodes, 2011-2013
Maret Archer Maret Archer ...  Beryl 18 episodes, 2011-2013
Ashley Avci Ashley Avci ...  Ashley 17 episodes, 2011-2013
Stuart Rawe Stuart Rawe ...  Reg 17 episodes, 2011-2013
Mark Honey Mark Honey ...  Bikie / ... 17 episodes, 2011-2013
Ara Natarian Ara Natarian ...  Ara 15 episodes, 2011-2013
Andrew Ausage Andrew Ausage ...  Junior 10 episodes, 2011-2013
Garry Who Garry Who ...  Cop Garry 10 episodes, 2011-2013
Lachlan Kelaher Lachlan Kelaher ...  Cop Lachlan 10 episodes, 2011-2013
Renzo Bellato Renzo Bellato ...  Renzo 10 episodes, 2011-2013
Angry Anderson ...  Angry 10 episodes, 2011-2013
David Cooper David Cooper ...  Johnno 10 episodes, 2011-2013
Gregory King Gregory King ...  Tank 10 episodes, 2011-2013
Aaron McTaggart Aaron McTaggart ...  Gronk 10 episodes, 2011-2013
Craig Ward Craig Ward ...  Simmo 10 episodes, 2011-2013
Judd Howie Judd Howie ...  Judd / ... 10 episodes, 2011-2013
Ian Turpie Ian Turpie ...  Wazza Jones 9 episodes, 2011
Kiri Schmitt Kiri Schmitt ...  Kylie 9 episodes, 2011
Melissa Tkautz Melissa Tkautz ...  Cheree 9 episodes, 2011
Sabeena Manalis Sabeena Manalis ...  Sabeena 9 episodes, 2011
Crystal Sullivan Crystal Sullivan ...  Crystal 9 episodes, 2011
Bill Drury Bill Drury ...  Terry 9 episodes, 2011
Amanda Keller Amanda Keller ...  Mayor Rees 9 episodes, 2011
Brendan Jones Brendan Jones ...  Reporter 9 episodes, 2011
Nick Godsell Nick Godsell ...  Simon 9 episodes, 2011
Barry Crocker ...  Premier 9 episodes, 2011
Mark Duncan ...  Mark 9 episodes, 2011
Mike Duncan ...  Mike 9 episodes, 2011
Rachel Magi Rachel Magi ...  Skye / ... 9 episodes, 2011
Murray Harman Murray Harman ...  Richard Head 9 episodes, 2011
Waseem Khan ...  Waseem 9 episodes, 2011
Tahir Bilgic Tahir Bilgic ...  Habib 9 episodes, 2011
Rob Shehadie Rob Shehadie ...  Rocky 9 episodes, 2011
Ashur Shimon ...  Abdul 9 episodes, 2011
Mohammed Hammoud Mohammed Hammoud ...  Mo 9 episodes, 2011
Paul Brown Paul Brown ...  Bikie 9 episodes, 2011
Les Ferguson Les Ferguson ...  Pub Patron 9 episodes, 2011
Kristine Stanley Kristine Stanley ...  Pub Patron 9 episodes, 2011
Liz Harper ...  Cheree 2013 / ... 9 episodes, 2013
Nicole Sharrock ...  Hayley 9 episodes, 2013
Persia Blue ...  Brandine 8 episodes, 2013


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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The "Housos" series is followed by the film, "Fat Pizza Vs Housos", in 2014. See more »


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Housos Vs. Authority
24 November 2012 | by Jonathon_NatsisSee all my reviews

Paul Fenech, creator of the outrageous Australian comedies Pizza and Swift and Shift Couriers, brings the satirical degenerates of his latest television series Housos- the controversial program that pokes fun at life in the fictional housing commission suburb of Sunnyvale- to the big screen.

The film follows houso Shazza (Elle Dawe) who, upon finding out that her estranged mum is terminally ill, makes the trip to Alice Springs to be with her on her deathbed. After mum passes away, Shazza vows to honour her dying wish by spreading mum's ashes atop Ayers Rock. Along for the ride are dopey de facto Dazza (Jason Davis), father of the year Kev (Kev Taumata), his delusional wife Vanessa (Vanessa Davis) and carefree criminal Franky (Fenech).

To Fenech's credit, not one sector of Australian society escapes mockery in this film. Deadbeat Kiwis, Lebanese wannabes, Aboriginals and even the Prime Minister cop a truckload of amusing, if somewhat overboard, punishment for the stereotype they have assisted in creating.

The comedy never settles on a middle ground, and is instead wildly inconsistent in producing laughs. Funny moments often have the positive effect of taking the viewer by surprise, even if they are overshadowed by the ludicrousity of the scene, while lapses in humour- especially when the cast tries too hard- are painfully uncomfortable.

The entire film feels like overcompensation for a lack of plot and genuine intrigue (screenplay and stylist credits seem a bit rich, since most dialogue contains variations of the F-bomb and everyone looks the same in every scene), but if served with a heavy dose of ticklish friends and bottom-rung expectations, one might even be reluctant to admit how much they enjoyed Housos vs. Authority. By the closing credits, nobody's learnt their lesson and nobody's a better person for the experience…and that's just the way it should be.

*There's nothing I love more than a bit of feedback, good or bad. So drop me a line on jnatsis@iprimus.com.au and let me know what you thought of my review.*

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