The various events of the people in town of Carrigstown.
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The various events of the people in town of Carrigstown.

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Gritty Realsim - Ireland's Answer to The Wire
30 April 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

This gritty realistic show records the life of the residents in Carrigstown, RTE. The show has set the standard that other shows in the genre can only dream of. The high budgets poured into Fair City by the producers has brought out the best camera work that motion picture has ever witnessed.

Fair City is not afraid to tackle 'almost' controversial issues. For Example, in the mid-90s it caused an almost stir in the fabric of Irish society when two men who really liked each other almost kissed. The scene was ambiguous though as they might have been just trying to share the last of the chapstick which was a scarce commodity in the Catholic dominated society of Ireland in that era. Nuns frequently confiscated it off the people in the street as it was referred to as ,"oral lubricant", by the bishops of the time. Contemporary episodes have the characters 'lapping' up the chapstick as a sign of a liberation from religious dogma.

At the moment the characters hang out in Christy's newly furbished shop courtesy of Spar Ireland. Christy is delighted with his selling out to corporate greed and unbeknownst to the residents of Carrigstown this will be their downfall spiritually.

The show has not been the same since Mondo left a few years ago. A frequent criticism of the show is the repeated calling of it, 'Fairly Schitty', rather than by its correct name. However, I find the shows inability to construct a coherent story line or the lack of nuances in the lives of the vast cast to be endearing. This is why I will award the show a full 10 star rating.

Keep this between ourselves but I hear there will be a cameo by the man of the golden hour Larry Gogan next month, one can only wait in anticipation to see if these whispers prove to be fruitful.

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