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The Dry- RTÉ

  • 16-03-2023 9:55pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,002 ✭✭✭

    I couldn’t find a thread on this- anyone else watching it? It’s about a 35 year old Dublin woman who’s come home from London after 10 years, and is an alcoholic who’s six months sober.

    I didn’t pay much attention to it from the trailer, but I’m on episode 7 now and I think it’s really very good. The acting is excellent, and I thought her ex Jack was a one-dimensional arsehole at first, but I now think their connection is written really well.

    There’s maybe a bit too much going on in all the storylines with all of the family members, but they all feel fleshed-out and real. Ciaran Hinds plays the dad, and he had a scene in episode 6 that had me in floods.

    Maybe expectations are just very low when it comes to RTÉ productions, but I would recommend this!


  • Registered Users Posts: 66,745 ✭✭✭✭FrancieBrady

    Enjoying it too. Quite funny in places and well observed. Doesn't take itself too seriously either. I like the people, which is not something I would say often about these type of shows.

  • Registered Users Posts: 564 ✭✭✭Duvet Day

    I'm really enjoying it also as are my friends, I wouldn't have watched it at all but someone recommended it in work, all the characters are great but I love Bernie the mam.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,889 ✭✭✭✭GBX

    Really good so far. It's got everything! The humour is great.

  • Registered Users Posts: 30,138 ✭✭✭✭freshpopcorn

    I watched the first episode on the player the night it aired and had it complete the next night. We enjoyed it here. I found certain elements of it sort of relatable to.

  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 23,052 ✭✭✭✭beertons

    Must add it to my watch liar.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 129 ✭✭irs

    I saw this been advertised on ITV4 about a year ago. So much that I googled it to see what it was. Was surprised to see it on RTE.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,708 ✭✭✭MyPeopleDrankTheSoup

    we caught a bit of it one night on RTE and was surprised at how it wasn't shíte. then caught a bit more another night, started it on RTE player and binged it over 2 nights. i'm shocked at how good it was, for RTE like. they didn't really advertise it much, not as much as they advertise Kin or whatever. but reading into it, I don't think RTE had much in the production

  • Registered Users Posts: 564 ✭✭✭Duvet Day

    I really enjoyed it as did my friends, wasn't expecting it to be any good tbh, funny but a very good storyline and great acting all round.

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,808 ✭✭✭✭gmisk

    I have watched the first two episodes, it is enjoyable enough.

    Downsides I would say all of the characters are horrible people, plus the actor who plays the son....I haven't seen him in anything before, I know why, he is absolutely brutal.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 170 ✭✭Col_30

    I don't think I have ever watched a show with not a single likeable character. They are the most horrible family.

    The sister in particular is a vile cow. If she was my sister, I think we would be estranged.

    It was full of awful stereotypes about Irish people in general, gay people, older people, everyone.

    I found it so annoying. I stuck with it until the end, just to see if it could get any worse, it did.

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,808 ✭✭✭✭gmisk

    I agree I watched it all, no idea why, what an absolutely horrendous group of characters.

    Was there a single likeable character in the whole series? Her mate from AA but she barely had any depth.

  • Registered Users Posts: 170 ✭✭Col_30

    I just finished watching Sisters. It's very similar to The Dry. The same awful drunken Irish stereotypes that I thought were behind us.

    The acting was far better though and I did laugh at some of it. Overall I thought it was good enough, except for the really awful portrayal of Ireland as a backward kip full of drunks where you can't access abortion 🤷‍♂️

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,601 ✭✭✭muddypaws

    Just finished it on the player and really enjoyed it, a second series is on the cards

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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,174 ✭✭✭✭elperello

    Thanks for that.

    I will be looking forward to seeing it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,696 ✭✭✭NewbridgeIR

    It's a good series but yes, horrible characters. Particularly the grotesque mother.