We say it every year, and every year nothing changes. For all the announcements that RTÉ accepts about our legitimate relationships, we, the television rights payers, may well be shouting in the clouds, arguing with the breeze or talking. into the toilet.
The same last hat is probably the best fit. The toilet is often the place to find substances that rhyme with ‘trap’. However, it’s far from the only place.
Surveying the RTÉ schedule at the moment, there’s enough rhyme in it to fill a music festival-worthy Portaloos.
I know, I know: we’ve been here before. we always seems to end here. Sorry if I bore you. But no matter how hard I try, I will never be able to effectively do the work that makes you boring because RTÉ has been boring me lately.
Last Sunday night’s lineup on RTÉ1 was a master of how to be mediocre. It’s a great effort when the effort is as little as possible.
At 6:35 p.m., yes Ireland’s Strongest Family, followed by a repeated set of unenforceable errors House of the year. Next to Fair city.
I don’t care about soap. However, unlike the two programs above and indeed the one that follows it, The key to my life, at least Fair City qualifies as something more than a glorified summer filler that appears to have been included in the fall schedule by mistake.
In theory, the gloomier, colder autumn evenings are the time when broadcasters are supposed to unleash their strongest moves to attract audiences, but without the slightest bit of ambition. Any thoughts on Sunday’s lineup. That is the definition of “this will do” scheduling.
After the nine o’clock news came the finale of North Sea Connection, a Swedish-Irish Euro pudding of a horror movie as bland as its title.
The Connemara setting is impressive, but the series has so little real sense of where it’s located, it could be set in any European country with a fishing industry, and it wouldn’t be at all. what’s the difference.
I parted company with it after the third episode. Judging by the silent reaction on Twitter – a reliable barometer of how a series is going down with the public – and RTÉ’s unusual silence on its viewing figures, I guess North Sea Connection don’t connect with people as strong as Kin or Hidden property.
There’s nothing like it now, what’s on the menu for the post-watershed prime time next Sunday? The third and final season of soap Mommy, probably?
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No. It is continuing down the line. So if it’s not a new TV series, it could just be one thing… well, you guessed it: it’s more Dermot Bannon.
But it’s not Bannon Dermot’s Room for improvement, a series that was widely popular among some Irish audiences will forever be a source of irritation for me.
It’s another Dermot Bannon, one who runs around the world, whispering, whispering, and really getting himself excited while wandering around the posh shopping malls of millionaires whose egos are bigger than balance their bulging bank.
Right, The incredible houses of Dermot Bannon – heavyweight asset porn at its most nauseating – is back. With great timing, it comes as the population is grappling with the worst housing and rental crisis the country has ever suffered.
It comes as the number of homeless children is at a record high and as prices for motor fuel, gas, electricity, heating systems and basic household items are heading towards the stratosphere.
Hardworking people are torn between heating or eating, while Bannon invites us to be mesmerized by expensive obscene looks.
Call me optimistic, naive or maybe simply stupid, but I imagine how twisted RTÉ might be now. It not only shows tone deafness properties; that’s all the other things.
timid political programs; halfway talk shows; dreary historical documentaries plowed the same year 1916 / War of Independence / Civil War tilled; dire attempts at comedy; dreary street music programs; monstrous self-indulgence of The Late Late Toy Show.
Pretend you are the Government. Will friend give Dee Forbes more public money to throw in that mess?
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-reviews/rte-has-learned-nothing-from-viewers-criticisms-42063318.html RTÉ learns nothing from viewers’ criticisms