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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 292 ✭✭Graniteville


    There's a fair bit of hyping up of this - so I would guess they are confident its got strength. Freemantle have bought worldwide media rights which is a good sign.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 991 ✭✭✭The Crowman


    The Irish Refugee Council "voices concern" about it.


    https://www.irishmirror.ie/tv/refugee-council-rte-taken-down-13504737


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 292 ✭✭Graniteville


    The Irish Refugee Council "voices concern" about it.

    Sort of like the fools on Facebook saying that its rubbish when they haven't seen it.

    But in fairness, the Refugee council did not say what the headline says - (nothing unusual about that in the world of tabloids) it said it "hopes" it offers an accurate reflection of direct provision and that it was good to see it featured in something other than news reports.


    And as per usual with anything made here, there will be the usual knockers saying that its rubbish or that a scene was in Balbriggan one minute and Bray the next just because they recognise some landmarks. Already I saw some sous chef on FB from a well known restaurant saying that the acting was sh1te - I wonder what his reaction would be if someone claimed the food in the restaurant he worked in was sh1te without visiting it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,925 ✭✭✭pudzey101


    will give it a watch on Sunday night , im sure it will be a love/hate type of show :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,797 ✭✭✭✭hatrickpatrick


    Will be watching this on +1 later! Reading some of the descriptions and given the current state of entertainment media I'm apprehensive that it'll veer too far into "men in general are scumbags #girlppwer" territory like Acceptable Risk did in its later episodes last year (very strong start before slowly and boringly descending every male character into one negative stereotype or another) - the kind of agenda pushing television which for me irreversibly breaks the fourth wall in its lack of subtlety. But I'd love to end up being wrong, so will be eagerly watching later.

    I could be projecting somewhat here as from all accounts, this is exactly what the once great House of Cards has done in its final season and I'm fairly bummed about that. The "heroes are all female, villains are all male" configuration which has been cropping up in a lot of screen fiction over the last few years is, apart from being unnecessarily political and preachy, making plot lines far too predictable and easy to guess before finishing the show or movie. But let's have a look and see...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 43,028 ✭✭✭✭SEPT 23 1989


    As good as Love Hate she said

    It's not


  • Registered Users Posts: 204 ✭✭Cakes and Ale


    Anyone heading for an instant review - cast your mind back to Love/Hate, the first series wasn't the best. It took a while for it to bed in...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,253 ✭✭✭ouxbbkqtswdfaw


    Intelligent female cops, stupid male cops.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    As good as Love Hate she said

    It's not

    Give it time. We are only quarter of an hour in.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 378 ✭✭Redneck Culchie


    As good as Love Hate she said

    It's not
    If this was good on its own merits they wouldn't need to mention Love Hate in every tweet/advertisement.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 16 lookr


    As good as Love Hate she said

    It's not

    It has only been on for 15 minutes.

    Very different to Love/Hate.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,797 ✭✭✭✭hatrickpatrick


    Intelligent female cops, stupid male cops.

    ...as expected.

    300px-Paris_Tuileries_Garden_Facepalm_statue.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 16 lookr


    If this was good on its own merits they wouldn't need to mention Love Hate in every tweet/advertisement.

    That's not how marketing works.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 292 ✭✭Graniteville


    As good as Love Hate she said

    It's not

    You deduct that from less than 15 minutes?


    WOW.

    You must have a phenomenal skill or just one of these thankfully reducing number of naysayers just because something is irish


  • Registered Users Posts: 596 ✭✭✭crusier


    Accents awful


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 54 ✭✭green shoots


    You must have a phenomenal skill or just one of these thankfully reducing number of naysayers just because something is irish

    Pretty much every comedy/drama RTE has made has been absolutely atrocious, so something being Irish is a good indicator of how poor it's going to be


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭mightybashful


    How many Gleesons are there?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,014 ✭✭✭tylercheribini


    Intelligent female cops, stupid male cops.

    Yup painfully sjw, wouldnt have looked out of place in any ad of the last few decades for a domestic cleaning product either.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16 lookr


    Don't agree with the cynicism here. So far I'm pretty engaged and the production value is better than usual for Irish TV.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,435 ✭✭✭delaad


    This is trying to be an Irish version of Nordic noir.


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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    8 years in a Direct Provision Centre though??? :eek:
    Is this really a thing?? Madness.
    It would be surely much better for the EU to tackle the issue of these dysfunctional countries rather then having to bear the cost of hosting their refugees.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,885 ✭✭✭✭FixdePitchmark


    sorry to say - but because of the accents - very hard to understand some of the dialogue


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Ha ha the Garda queuing up for the food in the DP centre :D


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Jesus..is it me or is the acting atrocious?..apart from the refugee lady..


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,014 ✭✭✭tylercheribini


    The whole "thicko-bogger-male-garda" caricature was already flogged to death in Love/Hate and The Savage Eye etc, at this stage they may aswell do a keystone cops remake.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,885 ✭✭✭✭FixdePitchmark


    not depicting the garda well

    probably true ?

    can't understand a word some of the main characters are saying


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,014 ✭✭✭tylercheribini


    not depicting the garda well

    probably true ?

    can't understand a word some of the main characters are saying

    Having lived in oz,u.s and driven through some dodgy ex soviet states, the cops here are saints in comparison.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,483 ✭✭✭caviardreams


    8 years in a Direct Provision Centre though??? :eek:
    Is this really a thing?? Madness.
    It would be surely much better for the EU to tackle the issue of these dysfunctional countries rather then having to bear the cost of hosting their refugees.

    Very possible:

    432 people had been in the system for five years of more
    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/q-a-what-is-direct-provision-1.3373747


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,466 ✭✭✭✭Beechwoodspark


    Acting is ropey enough from most of them.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 204 ✭✭Cakes and Ale


    8 years in a Direct Provision Centre though??? :eek:
    Is this really a thing?? Madness.
    It would be surely much better for the EU to tackle the issue of these dysfunctional countries rather then having to bear the cost of hosting their refugees.

    Seems to be. At the start of this year the Irish Times had this factoid: '432 people had been in the system for five years or more.'

    Like many things in the country it's a mess.


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