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The South Westerlies [RTE1][**SPOILERS**]

  • 31-08-2020 8:51pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 74,982 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    The South Westerlies, created and co-written by Catherine Maher, is a drama about a small town in Ireland which gets picked for a Norwegian-owned wind farm, and stars Orla Brady, Eileen Walsh, Steve Wall, Ger Ryan and Patrick Bergin

    Starts Sunday, Sept 6th.
    The South Westerlies is a new six-part drama for Sunday nights on RTE One at 9.30pm starring Orla Brady, Eileen Walsh, Steve Wall, Patrick Bergin and Sorcha Cusack

    https://www.rte.ie/tv/programmes/1161816-the-south-westerlies/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 72,023 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn


    Plot reminds me a little of Promised Land
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Promised_Land_(2012_film)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,328 ✭✭✭ washiskin




  • Registered Users Posts: 8,528 ✭✭✭ PieOhMy


    No thread for this yet so I will do the honors.

    The small fictional coastal town of Carrigeen in the south-west of Ireland is thrown into turmoil when it's earmarked for a Norwegian-owned wind farm on new Irish drama, The South Westerlies, which begins tonight on RTÉ One.
    The shoot locations included Wicklow Town, Cork and Oslo in Norway.

    https://www.rte.ie/amp/1163368/

    Frequently advertised all week on rte, I'll give it a shot as the production appears pretty slick, could be some good scenic shots based on the premise and location.

    Not sure if this will be a folksy small town rural way of life 'David' vs a money hungry conglomerate 'Goliath' type drama or a carachter focused drama but we shall see tonight at 9.30!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr


    It'll be no Local Hero!


  • Registered Users Posts: 74,982 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    It starts tonight


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  • Registered Users Posts: 74,982 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    PieOhMy wrote: »
    No thread for this yet so I will do the honors.

    The small fictional coastal town of Carrigeen in the south-west of Ireland is thrown into turmoil when it's earmarked for a Norwegian-owned wind farm on new Irish drama, The South Westerlies, which begins tonight on RTÉ One.
    The shoot locations included Wicklow Town, Cork and Oslo in Norway.

    Frequently advertised all week on rte, I'll give it a shot as the production appears pretty slick, could be some good scenic shots based on the premise and location.

    Not sure if this will be a folksy small town rural way of life 'David' vs a money hungry conglomerate 'Goliath' type drama or a carachter focused drama but we shall see tonight at 9.30!

    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2058109453

    ;) a mod might please merge


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,533 ✭✭✭✭ Beechwoodspark


    This reminds me of soupy Norman


    In a bad way.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,677 ✭✭✭ Mav11


    On a clear day you can see the Sugar Loaf from West Cork.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,528 ✭✭✭ PieOhMy


    That's gas. Wonder why it wasnt recorded in the actual south west?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,595 ✭✭✭✭ Mr.Crinklewood


    The sons father?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,677 ✭✭✭ Mav11


    PieOhMy wrote: »
    That's gas. Wonder why it wasnt recorded in the actual south west?

    Just guessing, but cost and proximity to Ardmore studios might be factors?


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,533 ✭✭✭✭ Beechwoodspark


    Flagship Sunday evening drama??!

    This should be shown on a wet Tuesday afternoon in November - when no one is watching


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,677 ✭✭✭ Mav11


    Thought I saw Teasy McDaid in the crowd.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,201 ✭✭✭ ongarboy


    Too whimsical and predictable....some of the acting a bit too Oirish for my liking.

    Like watching a rerun of Ballykissangel


  • Registered Users Posts: 174 ✭✭ sailing


    Have turned it off. It’s like a stage play, a poor one at that. Absolute muck!


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,533 ✭✭✭✭ Beechwoodspark


    ongarboy wrote: »
    Too whimsical and predictable....some of the acting a bit too Oirish for my liking.

    Is it a co production with Norwegian tv?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,424 ✭✭✭ 4Ad


    Tis fair bad..bad acting, dodgy accents,crap story...Oirish auld ****e...


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,533 ✭✭✭✭ Beechwoodspark


    sailing wrote: »
    Have turned it off. It’s like a stage play, a poor one at that. Absolute muck!

    Soupy Norman levels of drama


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,250 ✭✭✭ Seamai


    Mav11 wrote: »
    On a clear day you can see the Sugar Loaf from West Cork.

    We have our own Sugar Loaf in Cork on.the Beara peninsula, higher and more impressive than it's Wicklow namesake.


  • Registered Users Posts: 239 ✭✭ Pythagorean


    Watched 40 minutes of this. Utter garbage.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,677 ✭✭✭ Mav11


    It’s embarrassing. Like something from the 70’s.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,533 ✭✭✭✭ Beechwoodspark


    To think this is the RTÉ flagship offering of the new season !!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,677 ✭✭✭ Mav11


    Seamai wrote: »
    We have our own Sugar Loaf in Cork on.the Beara peninsula, higher and more impressive than it's Wicklow namesake.

    Prefer Knocknaphuca outside Goleen myself.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,533 ✭✭✭✭ Beechwoodspark


    Killinascully without the jokes


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,891 ✭✭✭ Poorside


    Mav11 wrote: »
    It’s embarrassing. Like something from the 70’s.



    It's like a very long Kerrygold ad

    Embarrassed to see Steve Wall in it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 548 ✭✭✭ paulers06


    OMG, i'd forgotten about Soupy Norman. Off to youtubes with me,


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,250 ✭✭✭ Seamai


    Mav11 wrote: »
    Prefer Knocknaphuca outside Goleen myself.

    I drove past it a few weeks back on the way to Three Castle Head. That drive along Dunmanus bay is stunning.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,046 ✭✭✭ jos28


    Fairly cringey to watch, don't know if I could sit through episode 2 begorrah


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 466 ✭✭ DangerScouse


    Iv'e seen better acting in school plays.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,207 ✭✭✭✭ tipp_Gunner


    Pretty sh1t but I've probably seen worse on RTE. Not many Cork accents on display given the location. Patrick Bergin is a long way from his Hollywood days.

    RTE has become an absolute spunk bucket for throwing money at Garbage.


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