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Journalist David Farrier goes on a quest to small town New Zealand to find the average Kiwi. What he finds in this mockumentary series, is a lovable bunch of people who are anything but ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Rhys Darby ...  Rhod Gainer / ... 8 episodes, 2014
David Farrier ...  David Farrier 6 episodes, 2014
Jonno Roberts ...  Mike the Cop 6 episodes, 2014
Georgia Hatzis ...  Georgina 6 episodes, 2014
Josh Thomson ...  Jason 4 episodes, 2014
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Journalist David Farrier goes on a quest to small town New Zealand to find the average Kiwi. What he finds in this mockumentary series, is a lovable bunch of people who are anything but ordinary or average. Each week he meets a new local, all played by Rhys Darby. Written by Rosie Carnahan-Darby

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New Zealand

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English

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February 2014 (New Zealand) See more »

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Auckland, New Zealand

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NZD800,000 (estimated)
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very funny, smart show
28 June 2014 | by prosper1See all my reviews

I have no idea why new zealand is able to produce great television year after year with such a small population. I hope I'm giving anything away by guessing the arts portion of the economy is the highest on the planet.

From 10 outta 10 series like outrageous fortune, step dave etc now comes this totally off the wall blend of comedy; usually only shared at a party with close friends when you've a madcap friend. This is a much watch for fans of QI, Peep Show, Monkey Dust and Greenwing etc. Off the hook funny.

brilliant concept with perfect execution needs a salute. bravo disclaimer I've never been to new zealand never married one etc


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