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, 2011-2013
Jabba Jabba ...  Dazza 18 episodes, 2011-2013
Elle Dawe Elle Dawe ...  Shazza 18 episodes, 2011-2013
Kevin Taumata Kevin Taumata ...  Kev 18 episodes, 2011-2013
Vanessa Davis Vanessa Davis ...  Vanessa 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 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
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Waseem Khan ...  Waseem 9 episodes, 2011
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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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Generally good
26 August 2013 | by bbewnyloracSee 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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