Shoring Up: Corcaigh Shore Review

GTL now stands for Gym, Tan and Langers thanks to the release of Corcaigh Shore – Elaine Murphy reviews the latest offering from the rebel county First there was Jersey Shore, where we innocent Corkonians were taught about “GTL”. Soon followed the effervescent Geordie Shore, which made terms such as “gazzed”, “getting mortal” and “tashin’on” […]

Anything But Gleeful | Emma Mc Carthy

If you’re anything like me, when you start a television show, you need to stick with it to the end. Even if the show goes rapidly downhill, you live in hope that the writers will see sense and bring it back to its former glory and bring back the show you once loved. For me, […]

Structured Reality or Manipulated Illusion? | Carol Phelan

Based on the hit US phenomenon Jersey Shore, the notoriously glamorous and lively city of Newcastle became the tramping ground for a gang of tanned and buffed individuals in May 2011, all ready for unadulterated partying in their home turf. MTV cameras catch all the action as they work during the day for Boss Anna’s promotions […]

You’re Expired! Has the format of The Apprentice lost its spark? | Matthew Coughlan

The newest installment of BBC’s The Apprentice is expected to return to our TV screens later this year. However, there have been numerous claims to alter the format of the show, which has largely remained the same since the first series aired in 2005. Viewing figures for series seven were 7.8 million, but this plummeted to 6.4 […]

Curiosity Killed the Catfish | Matthew Coughlan

If you have never heard of Catfish, MTV’s show is based on a film which goes by the same name where a bloke called Nev Schulman ‘falls in love’ with a girl he met online. He treks halfway across America to meet her only to find that instead of the gorgeous female she claimed to […]

King David | Matthew Coughlan.

‘An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfilment.’ Britain’s best known Natural History filmmaker and naturalist Sir David Attenborough is entering into his 60th year of broadcasting. This is an incredible achievement which is being recounted by the BBC. As somebody […]