While community television rattles the can over funding issues, never let it be said it isn’t pushing the boundaries on content either.
Currently screening on Channel 31 Melbourne is a television sitcom to rival….ummm Fishcam?
The Invisible Inaudible Family is a traditional sitcom, in the vein of Family Ties or Hey Dad! except for one thing -it has no characters.
Yep, it’s literally what it’s title promises: an invisible and inaudible family.
The half hour show, which runs at midnight on Friday nights is set in a traditional family house, with a living room, kitchen and bedrooms. There’s a cosy, welcoming theme tune, and a laugh track.
There just aren’t any characters or dialogue. Even the official website is totally blank.
The show has been put together by Shannon Marinko from The Bazura Project (the show that ‘badgered’ the Logies).
He says, “If you get past the first three minutes, you get a certificate of endurance. Don’t worry if you feel lost watching it – it’s episode nine this week, so you’ve missed all the exposition.”