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We don't vote for them, we don't even know their names and we're not sure what they do. But they wield enormous influence. They are the power behind the power. They are The Hollowmen.
This Australian satirical TV show follows the business of the Prime Minister's Central Policy Unit, fictional political advisory personally set up by the Prime Minister to help him get re-elected. Like a funnier, more cynical Australian version of The West Wing.
Contains examples of:
- Australian Accent
- Deadpan Snarker- can be half the cast, but prominently Nick and Murph.
- Government Information Adverts
- Government Procedural
- Invisible President - The Prime Minister isn't even named, and the party head isn't from a named political party.
- No Party Given - See above
- Obstructive Bureaucrat - Philip and Warren, both from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
- Only Sane Man - Murph
- Realistic Diction Is Unrealistic
- Running Gag - in "A Quiet January", no one but Nick and Theo has studied Australian history though they have studied pretty much every other kind of history. Also, Tony can never seem to pronounce Vanmathy until the last episode, after which he is finally told that everyone else just shortens her name to 'Van'.
- Not an episode goes by where someone doesn't make an excuse to avoid sitting through a Power Point presentation.
- Scenery Porn - Canberra has never looked so interesting
- Work Com