Red Hot: Oi Ginger Review

Elaine Murphy reviews RTÉ’s documentary on the lives of gingers Recently there has never been more debate surrounding ginger people than ever. This phenomenon was sparked by the RTÉ programme Oi Ginger which was a documentary dedicated to the lives of ginger-haired people. Flame haired presenter Angela Scanlon, discusses all the turmoil a ginger must endure. The documentary consisted of interviews with other gingers of … Continue reading Red Hot: Oi Ginger Review

When Love and Hate Collide

John Somers looks at the success of Irish crime drama Love Hate To those of us of a certain vintage, Irish television on Sunday nights will always be associated with childhood memories of past favourites such as Where in the World and Glenroe, the latter being a particular institution of Ireland in the recent past. To anyone who tunes into RTÉ One after the Main … Continue reading When Love and Hate Collide

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” part of everyday vocabulary. The Irish continued the trend with … Continue reading Shoring Up: Corcaigh Shore Review

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 company and then get their tears, tantrums and ‘tash on’ … Continue reading Structured Reality or Manipulated Illusion? | Carol Phelan

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 million for series eight. Viewers of the popular show need … Continue reading You’re Expired! Has the format of The Apprentice lost its spark? | Matthew Coughlan