Common Sense

Common Sense: Meet the hilarious cast of the new TV show

From the makers of Gogglebox comes a topical show revealing what our glorious nation really thinks of the news.

Common Sense is coming! Expect laughs, tears and everything in between as the cast of diverse friends and co-workers comment freely on the week's current affairs and culture.

A refreshing glimpse of modern Australia, it's all about real people giving their real opinions on the most talked about topics, encouraging lively discussion.

So get to know the characters whose opinions you'll be hearing each week.

Don't miss Common Sense on Lifestyle from Wednesday, July 5 at 7.30pm.

Bra and swimwear ladies
Mornington, VIC

Glamorous mother and daughter duo Lois and Michelle-Ann run a succesful bra and swimwear shop in Mornington. Betty is an employee and is one the shop’s chief bra fitters.  Having served the local town for decades, the ladies are well known to the locals and well-versed in debating local gossip. Michelle-Ann and Lois also run a successful stud farm.

Market sellers
Flemington, NSW

The Yip Family are a Chinese-Australian family who sell vegetables at Sydney Markets.  Trudi is the day-to-day manager of the company, working with her cousins Matt and Darren and her Aunt Eileen. While prepping their produce, the news bulletins are regularly blasting from the family radio at the warehouse, with the daily debate often helping them get through their long day.

Abbotsford, VIC

Brett and Laurence have an infectious dose of intelligence, wit and goofiness. They’re best mates who met on a shift at work one year ago and bonded over a mutual appreciation of ACDC. Originally from Wagga Wagga, Laurence is a metal-head with big hair and bigger opinions. Brett is a mullet-wearing West Australian big kid with a wicked sense of humour.

Keysborough, VIC

Jean, Aileen and Ted are a young-at-heart trio who live together in a retirement village outside Melbourne. They meet daily to talk about the world while playing cards in the communal crafts room, but each has their own equally interesting story to tell. They have no issue in giving their take on the latest Kardashian exploits or celebrity court cases.


Former business partners
Woollahra, NSW

Robert and Frank are a fabulously posh, eccentric and incredibly witty duo. Both in their 70s, they have a cheeky and educated sense of humour that is both sharp and very charming. Robert owns an exclusive fashion boutique in Sydney, while Frank advises on urban spaces.

Real estate agents
Mornington, VIC

Jake and Ayden are young real estate agents, full of cheek and charm. They met when they started work on the same day at a real estate agency around 18 months ago. They describe themselves as the real Harry and Lloyd from Dumb and Dumber. Ayden’s the dreamer and Jake’s the realist. 

Galston, NSW

Eric and Luke are likeable, straight–shooting butchers. Single dad Eric owns Eric’s Tender Meats and Luke is his friendly right hand man.  Eric is a traditional and jolly local butcher, having been in the industry for 25 years. He hired Luke six years ago.

Marketing consultants
Sydney, NSW

Steve and Andre are Sydney based marketing consultants and friends who have known each other for almost 30 years.  They met while they were both DJing and got a gig together. Since then, they’ve run hospitality venues together and forged careers as entrepreneurs.

Tech entrepreneurs
Docklands, VIC

Sarah is the young, intelligent and lively CEO of tech company Girl Geek Academy and Helen is her equally vivacious employee. The company encourages women to learn new technology, create start-ups and build more of the internet.

Kogarah, NSW

Kathy and Nikki are lively Greek hairdressers. Kathy has owned Valet Salon for 20 years, having been a hairdresser since she was 14, while Nikki has been a stylist and manager at the salon for the past 5 years.  A married mum of three, Kathy has traditional views, especially on parenting. Nikki is a mum to two young boys and has a more care-free attitude to life and work.

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