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RTÉ is a disgrace



  • Registered Users Posts: 18,231 ✭✭✭✭ dxhound2005

    Soaps, cookery and general reality TV, the sorts of "drivel" which has "some" following from simpletons. I would include the so called quizzes as well. Just more cheap TV to fill in the hours. And not to mention the Toy Show, the most watched programme. It is easy for the producers to fool the simpletons into consuming this output in vast numbers. No need for them to design more highbrow content to appeal to the non simpletons.

    Fill in those hours with politcal discussion programmes, reruns of proper TV programmes from the supposed Golden Ages of the past, serious documentaries and opera, and other "decent" content. That would turn the simpletons away, and leave our screens a place worthy of proper people. And of course the endless hours of sport should be done away with, it only panders to the lowest of the low.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,499 ✭✭✭ DebDynamite

    They had that Mike Murphy’s best bits programme on for about the 25th time on New Year’s Day. About an hour or so later that breakfast crew hidden camera show got its repeat. I have to say Mike Murphy’s stuff from 30/40 years ago really showed them up for the dross that it was.

  • Registered Users Posts: 340 ✭✭ glitterIsland

    I got another dose of Bond last night from RTE and I love Bond so all is forgiven now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,566 ✭✭✭✭ bodhrandude

    I only use RTE these days fleetingly, might randomly flick about and catch the odd thing, good dramas like Inside, but then again its a BBC import. It seems RTE has lost a flagship position of having good traditional music programmes eg, Come Whest..., Pure Drop, High Reel, the annual Fleadh Cheoill series, The Raw Bar and TG4 has taken over that position with some excellent trad coverage. Also classic rock programmes such as Under Ether, No Disco, The Eleventh Hour and the like. The Main Stage shows some promise if only they would get rid of the two annoying presenters and get someone experienced like Dave Fanning or Leagues O'Toole. Streaming TV otherwise is where its at, discovering some fantastic stuff on Apple TV at the moment.

    If you want to get into it, you got to get out of it. (Hawkwind 1982)

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,603 ✭✭✭ BENDYBINN

    The women make a great job of the six one and are easy on the eye.

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