It's no secret that Australian actors are enjoying a Golden Era right now in Hollywood. They've always been there, there's nothing new about it, but as of late Hollywood is chockablock with Aussies. I've been getting into a little Australian LGBT oriented comedy called Please Like Me. I love this little show. It's sweet, endearing, touching, silly, and the other day I noticed that the younger actors in the show (not all, but most) seemed to be aspiring to an accent that is rather more "American Midwestern" than "BBC Standard" to my ear. Now clearly they are all Australian. NO ONE is saying they are speaking with an American accent, just that there seems to be an influence that is more American than British as regards the younger actors.* I'm assuming that Australian TV has a sort of flattened, standardized manner of speaking, just as is the case in the UK and in the U.S., which doesn't (for the most part) represent more regional or more "pronounced" accents. Is this a thing? Is it just me? Does this get heard on Australian TV? Are these young up-and-commers preparing for a crossover to Hollywood? Discuss. *Josh, the MC of the show (the blond guy) is the standout exception. He has an accent all his own that the other characters often comment upon within the storyline.