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Not 5 Star - RTE make a mess again
on 8 December 2013
The demographic of RTE is the rural over 50's who have no taste, intelligence or sophistication. RTE are one of the worst broadcasters in the world and the rural population will watch any old s*** they produce. Along comes love/hate and the stupid Irish think it's wonderful. Dumb RTE produce a dvd with no extras or even scene selection. Only 4 episodes so amateur RTE had no faith in the series. Episode one is crap, in the first ten minutes 4 characters are on mobile phones the whole time. The guy playing Darren's brother can't act. So he gets shot. Good. The second episode is only slightly better. The main actor on this dvd is the mobile phone, it's used every 30 seconds. The producers are trying to hammer home that Ireland has mobile phones. Any scene without dialogue has constant background music which may be post modern but irritates after a while. The church wedding dance scene is a joke in episode 4. The whole dvd is a mess. Overrated RTE programming. People who give this 5 stars are either culchies, teenagers or people who have not seen the Sopranos at it's glorious best. The main actors are good but supporting actors are typical rte fair city types. I have a real problem with Aidan Gillen who sleepwalks through the whole thing. Ruth Negga is stunning though. I have given this one star so as to balance the 5 star idiots who haven't a clue - it deserves 2 stars. Overall not worth buying, badly edited and directed. Watch how RTE milk love / hate and give you dvds with no extras or even scene selection and continue love / hate to the bitter end. Season 4 is showing signs it's going downhill. People love it because RTE is so bad...anything is better than Daithi O'Se isn't it?