House Husbands

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  • 2012
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.8  (937)

House Husbands is an Australian television drama series that was screened on BET between 2012 and 2017. Created by Ellie Beaumont and Drew Proffitt, the show revolves around four stay-at-home dads who are trying to balance their personal and professional lives while taking care of their families.

The main characters of the show are Justin (Firass Dirani), Mark (Gyton Grantley), Lewis (Gary Sweet), and Kane (Rhys Muldoon). Justin is a former athlete who is married to his childhood sweetheart and is the father of three children. Mark is a successful businessman who gave up his career to stay at home and take care of his children. Lewis is a plumber who is married to a doctor and has stepped out of his masculine mold to become a house husband. Kane is an English teacher who is married to a high-profile lawyer and is raising their son.

Throughout the series, the four house husbands face new challenges and obstacles, whether it be the struggles of unemployment, a heated custody battle, or health struggles within their family. Despite their gender roles being reversed, they have to confront the same issues any parent faces from the pressures of keeping their families together while trying to create healthy and happy homes. The show takes a unique perspective and draws attention to the roles of men in households and their participation much beyond being the primary breadwinner.

The biggest selling point of House Husbands is how it handles the various themes and storylines within the show. It is both humorous and moving, and the plot twists are surprising yet believable.

It’s a delightful display of the complexities in modern-day parenthood and yet maintains the necessary lightness and humour to keep audiences hooked. The dads represent a range of moral and societal values, bringing in diversity in terms of character growth and plot direction. With their ups and downs, House Husbands successfully creates relatable and authentic families, which viewers can empathize with.

Another strength of the series is the impressive cast that brings the characters to life. The show boasts some of the most skilled actors in the industry, making it easy to get attached to them personally. From Firass Dirani's portrayal of a football player facing retirement to Rhys Muldoon's performance as an English teacher balancing fatherhood and teaching, it is hard not to get invested in these characters' lives. Each of the actors brings something new to their roles.

The show also does an excellent job of showcasing the roles of both men and women in domestic settings. The male characters offer a different perspective to the conventional thought of men not capable of handling domestic chores while the female characters provide necessary help and support to their partners get through their struggles.

Overall, House Husbands is a well-written and well-acted series that will make any viewer laugh and cry. It reintroduces the idea of breaking gender roles and how it is a community effort that does no harm. If you're looking for a heartfelt show with great acting and thought-provoking themes, House Husbands is definitely worth watching.

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Episode Thirteen
13. Episode Thirteen
July 7, 2013
Justin drops a bombshell on the House Husbands community. Lucy has to make a big romantic decision, while Mark suffers an unusual injury.
Episode Twelve
12. Episode Twelve
June 30, 2013
Rocked by Lucy's engagement, Justin risks losing everything. Abi becomes suspicious of Gemma's sudden secrecy while Parent Teacher interviews unearth some big surprises.
Episode Eleven
11. Episode Eleven
June 23, 2013
Kane is reunited with his school bully. Justin and Dimity decide to take their relationship to the next level but their kids have other ideas.
Episode Ten
10. Episode Ten
June 16, 2013
The House Husbands' first camping trip doesn't go according to plan. The tables are turned when Abi finds herself a patient at the hospital, while Lucy issues Mr Tuck a romantic ...
Episode Nine
9. Episode Nine
June 9, 2013
Justin faces the reality of his new life as a single parent, while Abi takes in an unwanted houseguest. Gemma and Lewis have problems in the bedroom.
Episode Eight
8. Episode Eight
June 2, 2013
Gemma makes a mistake that could end her marriage. Lewis takes over the tuck shop with disastrous results, while Justin leans on Lucy in his time of need.
Episode Seven
7. Episode Seven
May 26, 2013
The House Husbands community band together to help Justin move forward. Lucy has as an unexpected admirer while Kane and Tom guide Finn through the pitfalls of modern love.
Episode Six
6. Episode Six
May 19, 2013
Mark and Justin's friendship is challenged when Justin asks Mark to give Nicola a job. Kane has fears about Finn's increasingly odd behaviour.
Episode Five
5. Episode Five
May 6, 2013
A surprise arrival turns Kane's life upside down. Justin's romantic gesture to Nicola doesn't go according to plan, and Lucy's relationship with her new flatmate becomes a little more complicated.
Episode Four
4. Episode Four
April 29, 2013
Threatened by Gemma's renewed friendship with Damo, Lewis inadvertently puts Justin and Phoebe offside. Meanwhile Mark suggests Abi needs to relax more if she's going to fall pregnant.
Episode Three
3. Episode Three
April 22, 2013
Kane and Tom's relationship is tested by the return of Stella's biological father. Gemma's parents' separation brings her back in contact with a long lost friend, while Justin discovers a new vocation.
Episode Two
2. Episode Two
April 15, 2013
Mark takes out his pregnancy frustrations on Justin's renovations. Lewis suspects Tom is cheating on Kane, while Gemma must deliver difficult news to her mother.
Episode One
1. Episode One
April 8, 2013
After Gemma's mother arrives unexpectedly, Lewis confronts the loss of one of the most important people in his life. Mark faces an operation that could change his and Abi's future, while Justin struggles to provide a new home for his family.
  • Premiere Date
    September 2, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (937)