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In the last thread we had a lot of the Katy saga, the plan, Dermot going on the run and the garage explosion!
I wonder what this thread will bring?
I have looked into my crystal ball and I predict...
1. Arguments between Pete and the rest of the world outside Spar, Vinos and The Station
2. Damien will put his hands in his pockets and compress his head into his chest during another argument with Caoimhe.
3. Carol will light up a fag and continue to be weirdly adulated as a great, interesting actress despite not being either.
4. Niamh and Paul stay together
5. Sean will continue to bang the doors of RTE, demanding to be let in, even if its just a few words in The Station bar.
6. Ama will continue to push any boyfriends away with her tedious "Religion comes first" boll&xs.
7. People will continue to drink 7 days a week.
8. The cult storyline will warm up around March 2018.
9. Emmet takes off his coat
10. Bob walks down a street, unaided by Renee
11. Ciaran turns up to KTs house one Tuesday evening holding a knife, demanding she be his hostage again. She agrees and they live happily ever after in The Box
12. The Talking Bread memes favorite screen will crash from overuse!
13. BuilderPlumber will re-emerge from hiding
14. Laura's sex life will be discussed with Dan and Dean
15. Sash gives back the baby when they make their holy communion
16. Jane will scheme with Cathal (could be interesting that one)
17. Rose will be diagnosed with, and die from, Alzheimers, in the space of 2 episodes.
18. The Ram will chase up another fresh bit of skirt.
19. Zoe will return from Milan, wanting her cut in The Plan.
20. Dermot wont be leaving the soap.
The future is bleak, people
You have said this a few times?? I don't see any hype around her to be honest. If anything she is the butt of jokes! In fairness she was very good during the Billy Meehan story and a few plots with Lorcan, Garrigan etc down the years. I have heard her in real ife and she couldn't be anymore different to Caddle so at least she remains in character consistently.
When you are given a job for life (the actress will NEVER be fired/killed off without her permission given her RTE connection) after a while you just don't care it seems with many in FC so she has for the last 5 years seemed to be just going through the motions now.
But she has put in impressive stuff in the past plots
She definitely isn't hyped though.
I just looked at the first Fair City thread and we just found out who killed Lana!
Just reading spoilers for next week. Looks like Trigger is returning.
Ah, she is definitely hyped up. Yes, in here we slag her off but if you read any articles across any newspaper when her name pops up, most recently with the Trigger story, she is spoken about in embarrassingly sycophantic tones, all stuff like "Carol has won rave reviews for her role as a child abuse victim, nominated for an IFTA, one of the greatest actresses in Ireland" etc etc and she appears on the front of the RTE guide at least 3 times a year, again with the same old backslapping rhetoric. Of course RTE Guide are going to do that but she gets rave reviews wayyyy beyond what she is worth.
She literally has been doing the same storyline over and over the last few years - light a fag, drink wine and bleat on about her hard upbringing. Boring beyond words. There are much better actresses on the show, like Heather, who deserve awards, but all the praise seems to go to her, I never got that. And as for her "connection to RTE". come on, she was a baby in an old tv show, its hardly daughter of the CEO!
I have never seen any article that says she is one of the best actresses in Ireland???? What type of sources? Tabloids? Those telly mags. RSVP? Independent.ie Hardly credible sources on the acting assessment front? I
"RTE GUIDE"...................ie a magazine edited from RTE insiders.
That is the point, once you have any connection to RTE, (hers was through her father and other members of her family which has built up decades and decades - ) it is harder to get out of the place than keep your job. It is a haven of nepotism.
William Roache is a terrible actor, but he is a face of the show so he will be a lifer. Likewise Jim Bartley.
Aisling O neill, and the actor/actress that plays Paul/Niamh are also one dimensional are also below average but again figureheads. That tends to be the premise of soaps, you do need to keep long term characters to keep some sort of legacy, sadly FAIR CITY doesn't have many as the best ones aren't going to stick around.
As I said I am not sure where you have seen this constant whittle of over hyped reviews for Caddle from anywhere credible!
I honestly can't remember seeing Aisling O neill discussed really indepth, out of the context of a FC plot apart from once on a radio show on RTE where she was obviously just plucked from the RTE cafe and she gave a bit of a chat about RTE soap history. Wasn't exactly a "This is Your Life" show!
Actually there was this article! Her Caddle Foley side coming out!
I also think her portrayal of Caddle isn't half as bad as you say it is. She has good execution of dialogue and as a character, remains consistent most of the time. Nothing to write home about but not over hyped by credible sources and merely just acknowledged as an alright Irish soap actress.
As a character, there are plenty of Caddle type people knocking about who love a fag!
Poor Wanderer!! Caddle will be shoved in our face for 3 months !
My last memory of Trigger was Dan of all people chasing him around on his wheelchair (just like Mumbles in the Ballantyne that night!) and him and Robbie beating him up? What happened after?
@ The Talking Bread, it wasn't just the mainstream media that raves about Carol (and yes, I'm including TV Now, RSVP in that, what other outlet do we have in this tiny island to critique Irish actors?), it was all the viewers on FB, the official fan page etc all gushing about how "emotional" and "raw" her Trigger storyline was, id say she believes her own hype as well. She absolutely should not have been nominated for an IFTA when there are far better actresses on the show. Dusty Springfield, in a 5 minute clip with Robbie explaining her life in the laundries, made more of an effect that all of Carol's scenes put together.
I agree with you re: the nepotism, look at that Blathnaid girl who was on Glenroe as a child- she has been hanging around RTE for years afterwards doing various shows and of course she was the face of Two Tube before it was canned. She got that Dancing with the Stars gig too. Her Two Tube co workers probably have to head out of Ireland to get work but something tells me Blathnaid will still be with RTE for the rest of her life.
That Blathnaid girl is actually a great presenter to be fair, a breath of fresh air. The type of shows she presents are lighthearted and she brings a good and very endearing personality to the table.
Fun and enthusiastic and seems to has good "stage" presence. Her couch surfing series on TG4 (O Tholg go Tholg) is very good. She doesn't seem to have much airs or graces about her, just seems to enjoy the jobs she is given, brings a cheerful side to shows and is very good looking as well!
Fair enough, she has contacts in RTE, but she hasn't looked out of place in her presenting roles ever. So nepotism or nepotism, she still deserves her job.
A better example that you should have used is the other Blathnaid (ni Coughdrop) who is awful and a not very nice personality either. Likewise Bonnie Ryan (is that her name). Gerry Ryan's daughter.
Dunphy is another example with his wife being RTÉ commissioning editor Jane Gogan, and Kane from Home and Away (FC producer) got his job through his Irish wife.
Lottie Ryan - she's a nice enough girl and pleasant but she's a definite example of nepotism. She's a very average radio and TV presenter.
Is Blathnaid Ni Chofaig only in RTE because of nepotism as well? I didn't know that. Shes the one who bullied Sheena Keane on The Afternoon Show and who nobody has a good word to say about? I remember someone who used to work with her on Echo Island rolling his eyes when asked about her, Supposed to be a complete wagon.