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Old 11-03-2014, 10:15
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It started on RTE last week and is to be shown on BBC4 this Thursday evening at 10pm. It is written by one of the lads that wrote Fr. Ted. If I was you, I'd give it a miss. Compared to the standard of comedy and actors that have come out of Ireland (Mrs Browne, Fr Ted etc.) this is a load of rubbish.
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Old 12-03-2014, 19:08
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I've read the BBC's own write-up of this and I'll definitely be giving it a miss.

The only thing that interests me is why this is scheduled for BBC4?

They know it's a dead duck and are just using it as a schedule filler?
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Old 13-03-2014, 22:03
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Anyone else watching?
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Old 13-03-2014, 22:04
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I've read the BBC's own write-up of this and I'll definitely be giving it a miss.

The only thing that interests me is why this is scheduled for BBC4?

They know it's a dead duck and are just using it as a schedule filler?
Must admit, it does seem a peculiar choice for BBC4
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Old 13-03-2014, 22:06
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no father ted is it
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Old 13-03-2014, 22:13
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My Irish Granddad's best mate was called The Goose, so that's kind of amusing to me...apart from that it's a pile of shite.
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Old 13-03-2014, 23:39
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IIt is written by one of the lads that wrote Fr. Ted.
Being a part of one lucky idea that was made to work by some talented comic actors is no recommendation at all for a writer.
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Old 14-03-2014, 00:43
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Disappointing. It was like a slightly less manic and less rude Mrs Brown's Boys - with even fewer laughs.

I only laughed the once - when the TV repair man was still in the house near the end of the episode.
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Old 14-03-2014, 17:21
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Am quite surprised at the reaction on here. I enjoyed it and was laughing most of the way through but then am half Irish. Maybe you have to be at least half Irish to really appreciate it - e.g. elements of the mother's character remind me of one of my neurotic (but with a heart of gold) Irish aunts; and the father constantly having the 'craic'/winding people up reminds me of an Irish cousin. I thought it was like a cross between Father Ted and The Royle Family. Have never watched Mrs Brown's Boys but it just looks silly from what I've seen. The critics seem to have approved of The Walshes:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...m-9190935.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/t...ur-review.html

I had thought it would be quirky and clever as it was on BBC4 rather than say BBC1.
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Old 14-03-2014, 19:36
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Being a part of one lucky idea that was made to work by some talented comic actors is no recommendation at all for a writer.
The cast of Ted was a real one-off but it still would have been nothing without the script!
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Old 15-03-2014, 02:17
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Well, I'm Irish born and bred and I thought it was the biggest pile of horse excrement. Bigger that any of the piles you'd actually see leaving the rear end of an actual horse. In equine terms, The Walshes is almost Troy-esque in its horse-shitedness and I cannot believe that it was written by the same man who brought us Father Ted and The IT Crowd.

When I watched it, I thought "Jesus, awful, thank God it's only on RTE". But then I discovered it was also airing on BBC and I thought "Well there you go, there goes hundreds of years of hard work proving we are an intelligent, talented, force-to-be-reckoned-with race of people" Please, Great Britain, take the other 26 counties back, will ya? We cannot do ANYTHING right! Save us from ourselves!

Okay, maybe that last bit was a tad extreme, but I actually went scarlet watching The Walshes, thinking of the absolute holy show we have made of ourselves. It made Fair City look like a BAFTA-worthy programme.
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Old 15-03-2014, 09:09
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I just caught up on iPlayer and enjoyed it. Im not comparing it to anything else (although its a masterpiece if compared to Mrs Browns Boys).

My only reservation is that the 'meet the family' set up has been done so many times, it will be interesting to see where it goes from here. Ill give ep 2 a go.
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Old 15-03-2014, 10:24
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Had to turn this off after about fifteen minutes. So bad.

If you want a funny Irish comedy, check out Sky One's hilarious Moone Boy.
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Old 15-03-2014, 10:43
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Had to turn this off after about fifteen minutes. So bad.

If you want a funny Irish comedy, check out Sky One's hilarious Moone Boy.
Not watched this yet but will do over the weekend.

I disagree about Moone Boy, this season seems to have gone really off the boil for us, just a bit too daft. I speak as someone who enjoyed the first series.
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Old 15-03-2014, 10:45
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More like "off the BOYLE"

Hahahahahahahaha.

I'm so sorry. I'll just leave quietly.
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Old 15-03-2014, 10:46
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More like "off the BOYLE"

Hahahahahahahaha.

I'm so sorry. I'll just leave quietly.

That's actually funnier than any of the jokes I heard in the first two episodes!!
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Old 15-03-2014, 13:09
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I er ... I actually ... enjoyed it (okay , don't throw things ) I did .

it was kinda surreal , but also very believable , it felt like it shoulda been set in the 70's or 80s tho ( how can there be a video shop in the 2000s ? ) .

I thought the lad playing the prospective bf was great , plus I didn't know any of them .

I would admit that the set-up has been done a million times , but still - there was some great stuff in it .
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Old 15-03-2014, 13:42
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Managed about 10mins. What a load of rubbish!!
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Old 15-03-2014, 19:30
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I enjoyed it, some pleasingly awkward moments and I liked the way the neighbour never quite manages to leave the house!
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Old 15-03-2014, 20:55
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It was crap. Just admit it !
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Old 21-03-2014, 12:45
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well I really don't know why this is so unpopular , I'm enjoying it , it's got the mad characters I'd expect from Linehan , but its also rather sweet at the end , they're a likeable bunch .

the bit last night where he's in contact with his mate by phone who's on an old computer looking up answers was just great .

and that lad playing Graham is terrific .
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Old 21-03-2014, 14:38
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I like it.

I've seen a lot worse in recent years.

The parents are great characters.

More please.
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Old 27-03-2014, 11:49
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Am quite surprised at the reaction on here. I enjoyed it and was laughing most of the way through but then am half Irish. Maybe you have to be at least half Irish to really appreciate it - e.g. elements of the mother's character remind me of one of my neurotic (but with a heart of gold) Irish aunts; and the father constantly having the 'craic'/winding people up reminds me of an Irish cousin. I thought it was like a cross between Father Ted and The Royle Family. Have never watched Mrs Brown's Boys but it just looks silly from what I've seen. The critics seem to have approved of The Walshes:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...m-9190935.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/t...ur-review.html

I had thought it would be quirky and clever as it was on BBC4 rather than say BBC1.
I am 100% Irish, born and lived here all my life, and found it totally stupid, much the same as any comedy RTE attempts to do. The only think RTE have done that made me laugh in the last number of years is anything PJ Gallacher is in. Sometimes however I think is so stupid (the likes of some of the Fair City stories at times) that you have to laugh however.
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Old 27-03-2014, 11:53
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Had to turn this off after about fifteen minutes. So bad.

If you want a funny Irish comedy, check out Sky One's hilarious Moone Boy.
Watched one programme (one about the world cup in 1990 and the game with Romania) and could not get it. Have not bothered to tune in since.
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Old 27-03-2014, 12:45
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I er ... I actually ... enjoyed it (okay , don't throw things ) I did .

it was kinda surreal , but also very believable , it felt like it shoulda been set in the 70's or 80s tho ( how can there be a video shop in the 2000s ? ) .

I thought the lad playing the prospective bf was great , plus I didn't know any of them .

I would admit that the set-up has been done a million times , but still - there was some great stuff in it .
There isn't, its closed down
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