Television

Tommy Tiernan brings us the goods

March 24, 2021

RTÉ has extended the Tommy Tiernan show by six weeks due to popular demand. The fan favourite show was due to finish it is ten-week run on March 6th. The show will now air its

Television

How reality TV adapted to the pandemic

January 27, 2021

While people are at home watching television more than ever in the last number of months, reality TV has had to take a knock due to coronavirus restrictions.

Television

Tiger King dominates attention during the pandemic

April 13, 2020

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, appeared on our screens on the 20th of March this year. Within a few days, memes started pouring in and Joe Exotic became an internet sensation with over 37,000

Television

Fractured fails to stray from classic thriller tropes

October 30, 2019

From the onset, there is a sense of foreboding in the new Netflix thriller, “Fractured”. This is possibly due to the fact that the plot of the movie seems very familiar to “Shutter Island” and “Flight

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The best tv shows of the year

November 28, 2018

As multiplex cinemas remain dominated by comic-book heroes and endless remakes, prominent Hollywood talent continues to head to the small screen, resulting in yet another year of terrific TV offerings catering to a vast spectrum

Television

Blackadder goes forth

November 28, 2018

Blackadder Goes Forth was the fourth and final series of the BBC comedy, which aired in 1989. This series follows Captain Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson), his dim-witted lackey Private Baldrick (Tony Robinson), and the wildly

Television

Phily McMahon documentary shows the devastating effects of drugs

November 14, 2018

“I never got a chance to share any of it with John. I’d give all my All-Ireland wins to still have him here with me today.” The work of the drugs court in Dublin was also a segment, with Judge Anne Ryan leading the judicial response to the drug crisis. The entire programme was efficient in highlighting what has become a health crisis here in Ireland.

Television

The rise and fall of the Netflix MCU

November 14, 2018

This was the first chink in the armour of the Netflix MCU. The crossover show, The Defenders, was next on the production line, and the failure of its final hero did not inspire hope among the fanbase.

Television

With the rise of streaming, soap operas remain resilient

November 14, 2018

Lots of people can’t even manage to see their closest friends and family four times a week let alone six so it’s no wonder that people grow attached to the characters they see on screen and become emotionally invested in what happens in their lives, even if they know it’s make believe.

Television

Doctor Whoman

October 31, 2018

The Thirteenth Doctor has the charming, somewhat dashing characteristics of Tennant while maintaining the alien, almost childlike characteristics of Smith. As of yet, it’s hard to exactly pinpoint the finer details of her character. The staple trait of immense compassion is still obvious. 

Television

South Park’s season premiere critique’s artificially “woke”

October 17, 2018

Cartman is a parody of the typical ‘Woke’ individual. He engages in insincere virtue signalling to prove that he is not a racist, despite having not said anything racist. Paradoxically, his reduces Token to his race identity by assuming that all black people think collectively.

Opinion

RTE’s newest recruits

November 15, 2017

Women shouldn’t have to beg for jobs because ‘women can do it too’, they should just be given it on merit, not because they are a woman.