Flatmates observes six Kiwi 20-somethings as they share a house for three months: four students (one of them a Miss Howick beauty contestant), a confident young gay financial consultant and a cameraman (also one of the show's directors). In this first episode the flatties move in, go shopping, have a party, then call the police after some partygoers get out of control. Flatmates was one of a number of 90s reality shows observing 'homelife' as created for the cameras. It was broadcast on the now-defunct TV4; The straight-talking Vanessa became a minor local celebrity.
No way! That is real life!– Vanessa’s response to Geoffrey’s request to delete the party footage