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Replying To Shannonview:  "I read that book as well. Knew most of the people. He was about 6'7". He was heavy and wore shorts during the winter. I got some shock when this because public.what a surprise is was. Now you know where I am from. Let's say there is a tourist resort in another province not far from me Anyway this is a GAA forum. Derry got a surprise from us in the league. We have a cruel draw in Connacht need to take on paper Galway Mayo and Roscommon out. The last time we had this draw. We done OK!!
No back door then. We played the dubs in all Ireland semi. Hopes spring eternal. Back door has to go this year. I note a bookie is offering no Gaa championship at a very tight 2/1.crazy price, however you never know"
I have cousins from the resort town you mention and would know the area of Leitrim mentioned throughout the book. Mad stuff altogether what was going on in that pub!

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6711 - 06/04/2020 18:05:00    2275453

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Replying To GeniusGerry:  "
Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "I'm surprised no one has yet mentioned The Sopranos, widely regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time."
I think it's because nearly everyone has seen it at this stage? Definitely an all time great though

The Wire is also brilliant if anybody hasn't seen that"
Strange thing about The Wire is that it did not do well for HBO ratings wise. Critics called it "the best show that nobody ever seen". You might want to watch The Shield if you like that flavor of programming.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 597 - 06/04/2020 21:39:19    2275459

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "I'm surprised no one has yet mentioned The Sopranos, widely regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time."
It's good, but in my opinion The Wire was better.

All 5 series are absolutely superb.

Currently binge watching Treme. It's written by the sane guy who wrote the Wire and it's set in New Orleans 3 months after Hurricane Katrina. It's excellent.

Also would recommend Ozark, Narcos, El Chapo and Narcos Mexico and for some comedy Veep.

MartinEgan (UK) - Posts: 19 - 06/04/2020 22:05:02    2275460

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "I'm surprised no one has yet mentioned The Sopranos, widely regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time."
It is the greatest series ever. Absolutely brilliant writing...the series was dark but funny. The acting from every single character was superb.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10079 - 07/04/2020 08:26:54    2275468

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Ray Donovan is excellent and up there with the best of them also.
Jon Voight is brilliant as the ex con Dad and all actors are top notch. Special mention to Aunt Sandy who appears later in the 7 series but is hilarious.
Cant recommend it highly enough.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1234 - 07/04/2020 08:35:24    2275470

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Always Sunny in Philadelphia is good craic too. It is complete nonsense and they really push the boundaries in terms of maybe going too far at times but all in the name of pointing a stick at America and its quirks. After another day of gloomy corona virus news something like Always Sunny lightens the mood!

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6711 - 07/04/2020 08:38:20    2275471

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Always Sunny in Philadelphia is good craic too. It is complete nonsense and they really push the boundaries in terms of maybe going too far at times but all in the name of pointing a stick at America and its quirks. After another day of gloomy corona virus news something like Always Sunny lightens the mood!"
My young lad is watching the American version of the office and he reckons its very good but I just can't seem to get into it myself.

I remember watching the Chicago version of shameless years ago which is quite rough but very funny as well, my friends reckon the Liverpool version of it is better though but I haven't seen that 1.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10546 - 07/04/2020 10:36:12    2275474

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Always Sunny in Philadelphia is good craic too. It is complete nonsense and they really push the boundaries in terms of maybe going too far at times but all in the name of pointing a stick at America and its quirks. After another day of gloomy corona virus news something like Always Sunny lightens the mood!"
Seen some of that too, it's like an incredibly crude version of Friends, some of the episodes are absolutely hilarious but yeah you'd wonder how they get away with the offensive content. Danny Devito is absolutely gold in it.

I'm still working away but im off Friday - Monday at the weekend might dig in to a few episodes thanks for the reminder, had forgotten about this show

GeniusGerry (Kerry) - Posts: 1748 - 07/04/2020 10:54:29    2275475

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "My young lad is watching the American version of the office and he reckons its very good but I just can't seem to get into it myself.

I remember watching the Chicago version of shameless years ago which is quite rough but very funny as well, my friends reckon the Liverpool version of it is better though but I haven't seen that 1."
Each to his own - but, imho, you're missing nothing in Shameless.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 175 - 07/04/2020 11:31:13    2275481

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The inbetweeners is fantastic, yes it's crude yes it probably goes to far, and while made in the 2000s it would never get made these days, due to total sexism and homophobia. That been said it is just so resembling of my youth and the way guys are at that age , apparently it was based loosely on the writers lives in the 80s. Which been that age at that time I totally relate to.
Above all it is hilarious

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16462 - 07/04/2020 11:54:09    2275482

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Just started Arrested Development. Finished Ozark season 3. Amazing. The latest Better Call Saul episode was brilliant too.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 597 - 07/04/2020 12:44:23    2275485

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Replying To royaldunne:  "The inbetweeners is fantastic, yes it's crude yes it probably goes to far, and while made in the 2000s it would never get made these days, due to total sexism and homophobia. That been said it is just so resembling of my youth and the way guys are at that age , apparently it was based loosely on the writers lives in the 80s. Which been that age at that time I totally relate to.
Above all it is hilarious"
Wouldnt agree on inbetweeners not being made now for those reasons.
It's relatively harmless and clearly shows up for how wrong those opinions are within the show

I always think back to when I was living in limerick with lad from donegal. I had the box set of the series and the lad from donegal had never watched the show and him falling all over our apartment watching show for first time.

Havent seen some of the actors in it in too much since but Joe Thomas has been excellent in few things especially taskmaster

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 574 - 07/04/2020 14:17:22    2275492

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Replying To GeniusGerry:  "Seen some of that too, it's like an incredibly crude version of Friends, some of the episodes are absolutely hilarious but yeah you'd wonder how they get away with the offensive content. Danny Devito is absolutely gold in it.

I'm still working away but im off Friday - Monday at the weekend might dig in to a few episodes thanks for the reminder, had forgotten about this show"
Yeah apparently Danny Devito was only meant to appear in a cameo but he had such a great time he asked to be kept on. Some of the antics are hilarious! "I'm lit" "Ready to Plow"

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6711 - 07/04/2020 14:42:34    2275494

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Yeah apparently Danny Devito was only meant to appear in a cameo but he had such a great time he asked to be kept on. Some of the antics are hilarious! "I'm lit" "Ready to Plow""
The episode where Danny Devito literally bursts out of a couch naked is something I thought I'd never see!

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6711 - 07/04/2020 15:57:18    2275495

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Wouldnt agree on inbetweeners not being made now for those reasons.
It's relatively harmless and clearly shows up for how wrong those opinions are within the show

I always think back to when I was living in limerick with lad from donegal. I had the box set of the series and the lad from donegal had never watched the show and him falling all over our apartment watching show for first time.

Havent seen some of the actors in it in too much since but Joe Thomas has been excellent in few things especially taskmaster"
You mentioning taskmaster reminds of this programme on Netflix called the ultimate beast master where different types of athletes represent their countries and take on an obstacle course which is called the beast.

It's interesting and it's a bit of sport in these times when there is none so could keep ye entertained for a while.

It would be great if RTÉ could show all the games from the 86 world Cup in Mexico, they could put the games on in full late at night not to be upsetting the women folk.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10546 - 07/04/2020 16:06:01    2275496

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "You mentioning taskmaster reminds of this programme on Netflix called the ultimate beast master where different types of athletes represent their countries and take on an obstacle course which is called the beast.

It's interesting and it's a bit of sport in these times when there is none so could keep ye entertained for a while.

It would be great if RTÉ could show all the games from the 86 world Cup in Mexico, they could put the games on in full late at night not to be upsetting the women folk."
Yeah or even just random classic World Cup and Euro games. I saw highlights of the Czech Republic and Holland from Euro 2004 there a few days ago. An absolute belter of a match which the Czechs won 3-2.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6711 - 07/04/2020 16:38:43    2275497

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Wouldnt agree on inbetweeners not being made now for those reasons.
It's relatively harmless and clearly shows up for how wrong those opinions are within the show

I always think back to when I was living in limerick with lad from donegal. I had the box set of the series and the lad from donegal had never watched the show and him falling all over our apartment watching show for first time.

Havent seen some of the actors in it in too much since but Joe Thomas has been excellent in few things especially taskmaster"
Ahh man there are just so many split your sides laughing moments in it . The skipping school episode along with caravan park are just so so funny. And of course the school fashion show.
Who ever thought that puking over the head of the girl you fancy lil brother could ever be so good. :)

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 16462 - 07/04/2020 16:40:24    2275498

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Netflix is great and all but it's also hard to beat a good book. I've read a few of Yuval Noah Harari's books recently and they are a very insightful look at us humans as a species. How we came about, what we are now and what we will likely be in the future. He has been on TV a fair bit recently with everything going on and always has an interesting take on things.

- Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind
- Home Deus - A Brief History of Tomorrow
- 21 Lessons for the 21st Century"
Red the first two. Both a great read.

the_walls (Mayo) - Posts: 424 - 07/04/2020 17:56:28    2275500

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Replying To Morty:  "Austria have announced a staggered re-opening - small shops opening April 14th with public events allowed after mid July. Will we see something similar with the championships being played from August onwards? Seems early days to make that call but hopefully there's light ahead."
Yeah, Kurz announced that yesterday. You have to wear a mask to the supermarket here and on public transport from next week.

The smaller shops (less than 400m squared) open from next week, restaurants, bars etc. possibly by start of May. All contingent on people taking precautions, of course.

Austria has had less than 250 deaths since this thing started, which isn't bad given that we share a border with Italy.

Forgot to add The Keepers on Netflix to the previous list, riveting stuff.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1727 - 07/04/2020 20:13:53    2275507

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "Netflix is great and all but it's also hard to beat a good book. I've read a few of Yuval Noah Harari's books recently and they are a very insightful look at us humans as a species. How we came about, what we are now and what we will likely be in the future. He has been on TV a fair bit recently with everything going on and always has an interesting take on things.

- Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind
- Home Deus - A Brief History of Tomorrow
- 21 Lessons for the 21st Century"
I must give them books a look. Off to my Kindle app I go...

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 597 - 07/04/2020 20:18:47    2275508

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