A weekly drama serial telling the lives of the people who live in the Wicklow village of Glenroe. The series, which started in 1983, quickly shot to the top of the Irish TV charts, and remained there until the show ended in 2001.
When investigative reporter Terry Corcoran unearths a connection between a small-time thief's murder and a crooked accountant's death, the newshound's sleuthing leads him to a sordid ... See full summary »
When The Rising starts the sweetshops are the first to be looted by the Dubliners living in the tenements. Noel and Tom race off and leave their mothers and sisters at home but the havoc of... See full summary »
On a business trip to Nashville, Brennan finds himself reunited with the "Girl" who had previously broken his heart. Now, for one weekend in the city's music scene, a past and present romance will be reborn and challenged.
When Major Sinclair Yeates leaves his home in England to work as the Irish Resident Magistrate, he finds that the justice system needs tempering somewhat to suit the local needs - and that ... See full summary »
The show is a satirical and often surreal examination of subjects close to the hearts of the Irish people. It takes the form of a fake anthropological documentary as if made by British ... See full summary »
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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