A web-only comedy about a DJ in a caravan is an unexpected pleasure, say’s TV Blogger Paul Casserly
The spirit of Dr Johnny Fever is alive and well and living in Piha. Fever was one of the wonderful characters from that wonderful sitcom, WKRP in Cincinnati. Like the Dalai Lama, he is reincarnated every generation, this time round it’s as Terry Huffer in High Road, a new web series.
The protagonist, Terry Huffer, is having some sort of mid-life crisis and has found himself living in a caravan at the Piha camp ground. His caravan doubles as a radio station as Terry plays his beloved ‘album oriented rock’ to a handful of people living around the beach. Cue a radio inspector, a woman he’s been stalking, the husband of the woman he’s stalking and an awful ex wife. There is drinking, substance abuse, and French-kissing – as befits an outing to Piha. It’s a great watch and it all was all done without any kind of funding.