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Title: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: longballin on January 04, 2018, 10:11:17 PM
Five minutes in and oh dear... not promising. Can hardly understand what them wans are saying and I've been in Derry many times and isn't how they talk...
is a girlie show anyway.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Hereiam on January 04, 2018, 10:25:23 PM
Nah gave it to the first ad break....no thank you
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: longballin on January 04, 2018, 10:26:46 PM
I didn't even get to ad break...
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Wildweasel74 on January 04, 2018, 10:27:19 PM
The black haired girl is how they talk lol
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: lenny on January 04, 2018, 10:30:36 PM
The black haired girl is how they talk lol

Not bad at all. A few good lines
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Post by: Targetman on January 04, 2018, 10:37:45 PM
Just watched it, tbh was expecting something along them lines
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: tyroneman on January 04, 2018, 10:45:11 PM
Utter shite. Hi.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: T Fearon on January 04, 2018, 10:51:59 PM
Surprised the proud people of Derry allow British TV channels lampoon them in shite shows like this
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Newbridge Exile on January 04, 2018, 11:20:33 PM
Enjoyed it ,some very funny one liners in it
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: thebar on January 04, 2018, 11:20:59 PM
Surprised the proud people of Derry allow British TV channels lampoon them in shite shows like this

what are you talking about?
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Orior on January 04, 2018, 11:36:00 PM
I enjoyed it.

Work with many Derry wans so I will be yanking their chain about it tomorrow.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: bennydorano on January 04, 2018, 11:59:43 PM
Yeh, wasn't too bad. Some hammy acting.

Most NI shows tend to be shit.  I'm struggling to name any NI show that was an Island or UK wide success apart from The Fall and claiming that as an NI show is maybe debateable in itself.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on January 05, 2018, 12:04:54 AM
Mother f**kers
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Fear Bun Na Sceilpe on January 05, 2018, 12:29:23 AM
Michelle and the blondie were Derry City through and through. Some of the other girls were clearly not.
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Post by: BennyCake on January 05, 2018, 12:43:40 AM
Yeh, wasn't too bad. Some hammy acting.

Most NI shows tend to be shit.  I'm struggling to name any NI show that was an Island or UK wide success apart from The Fall and claiming that as an NI show is maybe debateable in itself.

NI show?! Is Derry Girls not a Derry show, and The Fall not a Belfast show?  :o
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: maggie on January 05, 2018, 12:51:19 AM
I thought it was quite good and alot better than Mrs Brown's Boys but no Moone Boy.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Eamonnca1 on January 05, 2018, 12:53:07 AM
Didn't Father Ted get its first outing on Channel 4?
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: T Fearon on January 05, 2018, 07:11:46 AM
So a show with adolescent female teenagers with strange accents is funny? How?
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 05, 2018, 07:42:16 AM
Donít watch it Tony.. clearly better than your humour attempts
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Post by: ONeill on January 05, 2018, 07:58:09 AM
Slow enough start but thought the second half had a few laughs.

Insert obligatory quote from show and laughing emoji.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Newbridge Exile on January 05, 2018, 08:23:12 AM
Donít watch it Tony.. clearly better than your humour attempts
To be honest bar set pretty low when trying to better the Humour of TF ,
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Christmas Lights on January 05, 2018, 08:43:46 AM
Good auld show.

Will watch the rest
 
Not surprised by the reaction on here, gaaboard full of middle aged mid life crisis men who distain everything  :D
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Longshanks on January 05, 2018, 08:45:52 AM
I thought it was decent and plenty of potential, it was only the first episode and didn't have any huge issues with the accents to be honest.

Plenty of dodgy accents around Derry..

If you don't like watch Mrs Browns boys but give the show a chance.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Longshanks on January 05, 2018, 08:47:20 AM
Good auld show.

Will watch the rest
 
Not surprised by the reaction on here, gaaboard full of middle aged mid life crisis men who distain everything  :D

Nail on head!
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: longballin on January 05, 2018, 08:49:53 AM
Good auld show.

Will watch the rest
 
Not surprised by the reaction on here, gaaboard full of middle aged mid life crisis men who distain everything  :D

Nail on head!

That's probably it... more suited to immature wee boys watching the trials and tribulations of four adolescent girls  :)
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: AQMP on January 05, 2018, 08:53:29 AM
Good auld show.

Will watch the rest
 
Not surprised by the reaction on here, gaaboard full of middle aged mid life crisis men who distain everything  :D

Well Fawlty Towers it wasn't.  It was shite.  I've seen funnier, better acted school nativity plays.  Tony posts better jokes on the death thread.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 05, 2018, 09:22:41 AM
Did it properly convey how dorty Derry girls are?
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Post by: JoG2 on January 05, 2018, 09:27:35 AM
Has potential, but probably not my cup of tea tbh. Definitely lifted in the 2nd half. The finale of the detention scene was very good.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Hardy on January 05, 2018, 09:34:38 AM
Good auld show.

Will watch the rest
 
Not surprised by the reaction on here, gaaboard full of middle aged mid life crisis men who distain everything  :D

Ah you were so close.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: sensethetone on January 05, 2018, 09:42:12 AM
Did it properly convey how dorty Derry girls are?

The Michelle doll said her sister and man broke up cos she was riding round her..
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Harold Disgracey on January 05, 2018, 10:13:23 AM
Aside from the odd dodgy accent, I thought it was good and definitely has potential.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Frank_The_Tank on January 05, 2018, 11:16:05 AM
I thought it was decent - some funny lines in it and would appeal to an age group who grew up in that Era.  General consensus in office I work in was positive as well - its not Peep show, Fr Ted, Fawlty Towers funny but I would rate it better in the first 10 mins than anything Ive seen in Mrs Browns Boys which is one of the cringiest shows I've ever watched
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: ned on January 05, 2018, 11:52:56 AM
I thought it was decent - some funny lines in it and would appeal to an age group who grew up in that Era.  General consensus in office I work in was positive as well - its not Peep show, Fr Ted, Fawlty Towers funny but I would rate it better in the first 10 mins than anything Ive seen in Mrs Browns Boys which is one of the cringiest shows I've ever watched

Thought it was decent too but why compare it to Fr Ted, Fawlty Towers or Peep Show. Those are classic sitcoms which have probably gained greater popularity with time. Will watch next time to give it a chance.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: longballin on January 05, 2018, 11:58:09 AM
I thought it was decent - some funny lines in it and would appeal to an age group who grew up in that Era.  General consensus in office I work in was positive as well - its not Peep show, Fr Ted, Fawlty Towers funny but I would rate it better in the first 10 mins than anything Ive seen in Mrs Browns Boys which is one of the cringiest shows I've ever watched

Maybe I dropped it too soon (10 mins)... will watch again and see. You're deffo right about Mrs Brown's Boy... embarassing
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: magpie seanie on January 05, 2018, 12:09:05 PM
Honestly can't see what people find amusing about Mrs Brown's boys. Christmas was tough with people insisting on watching that shite.....can't even sleep on the couch with it on.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: general_lee on January 05, 2018, 12:27:07 PM
Wasnít bad, wasnít overly great either. Inbetweeners is the standard-bearer when it comes to comedies over the past decade and it was hilarious from the start (if you enjoy that kind of humour/are good craic). Derry Girls doesnít come close to that but maybe it will get better.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: square_ball on January 05, 2018, 12:32:41 PM
Wasnít bad, wasnít overly great either. Inbetweeners is the standard-bearer when it comes to comedies over the past decade and it was hilarious from the start (if you enjoy that kind of humour/are good craic). Derry Girls doesnít come close to that but maybe it will get better.

I would agree with that. Think the reaction went a bit overboard on twitter etc. The girl playing Erin was over-acting (if thatís a word) her role bordering on being very annoying.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Keyboard Warrior on January 05, 2018, 12:44:09 PM
Wasnít bad, wasnít overly great either. Inbetweeners is the standard-bearer when it comes to comedies over the past decade and it was hilarious from the start (if you enjoy that kind of humour/are good craic). Derry Girls doesnít come close to that but maybe it will get better.

I would agree with that. Think the reaction went a bit overboard on twitter etc. The girl playing Erin was over-acting (if thatís a word) her role bordering on being very annoying.

I'm sure she was acting as directed.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Targetman on January 05, 2018, 12:46:50 PM
I wonder did the boul Gregory watch it?
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: square_ball on January 05, 2018, 12:52:31 PM
Wasnít bad, wasnít overly great either. Inbetweeners is the standard-bearer when it comes to comedies over the past decade and it was hilarious from the start (if you enjoy that kind of humour/are good craic). Derry Girls doesnít come close to that but maybe it will get better.

I would agree with that. Think the reaction went a bit overboard on twitter etc. The girl playing Erin was over-acting (if thatís a word) her role bordering on being very annoying.

I'm sure she was acting as directed.

Absolutely but I found it to be a bit over the top. Maybe itíll be toned down in later episodes.
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Post by: armaghniac on January 05, 2018, 01:01:21 PM
I wonder did the boul Gregory watch it?

He'll probably be putting a question in Westminster as to why it isn't called Londonderry girls.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Orior on January 05, 2018, 01:05:59 PM
I wonder did the boul Gregory watch it?

He'll probably be putting a question in Westminster as to why it isn't called Londonderry girls.

Yes, it would clearly be too one-sided for him. But perhaps he should be asking himself why nobody wants to write a programme about LíDerry Girls? There could be laughs as they get taught British history, learn Scottish dancing, praise royalty and burn Lundy.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Fear Bun Na Sceilpe on January 05, 2018, 02:41:15 PM
Derry girls are rides. Londonderry girls are middens. Probably why they choose Derry over Londonderry.  ;)
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Orior on January 05, 2018, 02:51:06 PM
Derry girls are rides. Londonderry girls are middens. Probably why they choose Derry over Londonderry.  ;)

There are also West End Girls (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3j2NYZ8FKs) but I like big end girls.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: BennyCake on January 05, 2018, 02:53:51 PM
I wonder did the boul Gregory watch it?

He'll probably be putting a question in Westminster as to why it isn't called Londonderry girls.

I expect the Nolan show to have a debate on it any day now.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Avondhu star on January 05, 2018, 07:07:32 PM
I wonder did the boul Gregory watch it?

He'll probably be putting a question in Westminster as to why it isn't called Londonderry girls.
And hopefully the Speaker will tell him to f**k off
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: snoopdog on January 05, 2018, 10:22:24 PM
Good auld show.

Will watch the rest
 
Not surprised by the reaction on here, gaaboard full of middle aged mid life crisis men who distain everything  :D

Nail on head!
I'm one of those aul fellas but I enjoyed it. Stupid but funny.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Rois on January 05, 2018, 10:40:14 PM
Agree with some sentiments on here - worth a giggle and brings back a few memories. I went to an all girls convent school and a lone fella joined at one stage. Yes, stupid, and yes, exaggerated, but it wasn't supposed to be a serious docudrama about Derry. The grandfather's funny.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: omagh_gael on January 06, 2018, 10:49:01 AM
I have to say I enjoyed it, first 10 minutes were dodgy enough but the Michelle character (I think that's her name) definitely tied it all together.

However, wtf is up with thon girl's accent? Horrendous effort that sounds like she's 80 and has smoked 40 fags a day!
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: trileacman on January 06, 2018, 02:11:22 PM
Agree with some sentiments on here - worth a giggle and brings back a few memories. I went to an all girls convent school and a lone fella joined at one stage. Yes, stupid, and yes, exaggerated, but it wasn't supposed to be a serious docudrama about Derry. The grandfather's funny.

I was pleasantly surprised. Didnít expect much and the first few comments here were pretty scathing but I like the idiot girl and Michelle, good characters. I thought the lone fella joining was the most unbelievable part of it, obviously I havenít a clue!  ;D just out of interest what was the scenario that caused one lad to join an all girls school??
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: ziggysego on January 06, 2018, 04:30:07 PM
I thought the lone fella joining was the most unbelievable part of it, obviously I havenít a clue!  ;D just out of interest what was the scenario that caused one lad to join an all girls school??

As Sister Michael said,  "There were serious concerns for his safety because, well, unfortunately James happens to be English."

I enjoyed Derry Girls. A funny wee sitcom, with a side ways look of growing up in the north during the early 90s. I like that while the Troubles is referenced throughout, it's not the focus and with the humour we grew up with.

Love the Derry lingo.


Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: longballin on January 06, 2018, 04:44:31 PM
Just watched entire episode... I was a bit hasty writing it off after ten minutes... not bad and has a few laughs.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: trileacman on January 06, 2018, 06:11:18 PM
I thought the lone fella joining was the most unbelievable part of it, obviously I havenít a clue!  ;D just out of interest what was the scenario that caused one lad to join an all girls school??

As Sister Michael said,  "There were serious concerns for his safety because, well, unfortunately James happens to be English."

I enjoyed Derry Girls. A funny wee sitcom, with a side ways look of growing up in the north during the early 90s. I like that while the Troubles is referenced throughout, it's not the focus and with the humour we grew up with.

Love the Derry lingo.

I understand the situation in the sitcom it was the incident Rios referred to in her post where a lad attended an all girls school whilst she was attending. Never heard of it happening in real life before.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: JoG2 on January 06, 2018, 06:29:31 PM
I have to say I enjoyed it, first 10 minutes were dodgy enough but the Michelle character (I think that's her name) definitely tied it all together.

However, wtf is up with thon girl's accent? Horrendous effort that sounds like she's 80 and has smoked 40 fags a day!

She's 30 odd according to the ones in work.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Orior on January 06, 2018, 08:17:05 PM
I thought the lone fella joining was the most unbelievable part of it, obviously I havenít a clue!  ;D just out of interest what was the scenario that caused one lad to join an all girls school??

As Sister Michael said,  "There were serious concerns for his safety because, well, unfortunately James happens to be English."

I enjoyed Derry Girls. A funny wee sitcom, with a side ways look of growing up in the north during the early 90s. I like that while the Troubles is referenced throughout, it's not the focus and with the humour we grew up with.

Love the Derry lingo.

I understand the situation in the sitcom it was the incident Rios referred to in her post where a lad attended an all girls school whilst she was attending. Never heard of it happening in real life before.

It happened in the Convent, St Mary's Magherafelt, Co Derry.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: snoopdog on January 06, 2018, 10:04:42 PM
I have to say I enjoyed it, first 10 minutes were dodgy enough but the Michelle character (I think that's her name) definitely tied it all together.

However, wtf is up with thon girl's accent? Horrendous effort that sounds like she's 80 and has smoked 40 fags a day!

She's 30 odd according to the ones in work.
She was in something else a few years back on bbc. About students in Belfast. Can't remember what it was called though.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: michaelg on January 06, 2018, 10:10:25 PM
I have to say I enjoyed it, first 10 minutes were dodgy enough but the Michelle character (I think that's her name) definitely tied it all together.

However, wtf is up with thon girl's accent? Horrendous effort that sounds like she's 80 and has smoked 40 fags a day!

She's 30 odd according to the ones in work.
She was in something else a few years back on bbc. About students in Belfast. Can't remember what it was called though.
Six Degrees
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: T Fearon on January 11, 2018, 08:36:40 PM
I see this pish is on tonight again😥😥
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Newbridge Exile on January 11, 2018, 08:42:21 PM
Hopefully Derry Girls can build on the promise of the first episode ,( I see Channel 4 have commissioned a second series already )
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Post by: playwiththewind1st on January 11, 2018, 08:45:36 PM
I see this pish is on tonight again😥😥

Pish? Any jokes therein are a helluva lot better than your feeble attempts.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: tyroneman on January 11, 2018, 10:24:02 PM
Most of them make a reasonable fist of it but the main one horribly overacts. No need to pull seven faces during each sentence.

Like watching a younger mrs Doyle.

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Post by: longballin on January 11, 2018, 10:31:17 PM
Kevin McAleer was hilarious   :D
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: tyroneman on January 11, 2018, 10:31:55 PM
Kevin McAleer was hilarious   :D

True. Hasn't changed one bit this 30 years.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: MoChara on January 11, 2018, 10:38:10 PM
I have to say I enjoyed it, first 10 minutes were dodgy enough but the Michelle character (I think that's her name) definitely tied it all together.

However, wtf is up with thon girl's accent? Horrendous effort that sounds like she's 80 and has smoked 40 fags a day!

She's 30 odd according to the ones in work.

Michelle's 26 the wee blondie girls 31
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: JoG2 on January 11, 2018, 10:44:10 PM
Kevin McAleer was hilarious   :D

He is some craic
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: screenexile on January 11, 2018, 10:50:46 PM
Kevin McAleer was hilarious   :D

He is some craic

Great cameo...
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Targetman on January 11, 2018, 10:51:02 PM
 Tommy Tiernanís father in law thinks the world of him!!
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Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on January 11, 2018, 10:58:20 PM
Mcaleer. That takes me back. Wee 20min stint on youtube there for reminiscin 😊
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Post by: Harold Disgracey on January 11, 2018, 11:01:08 PM
Mcaleer. That takes me back. Wee 20min stint on youtube there for reminiscin 😊

I went searching YouTube for this as soon as the programme was over!

https://youtu.be/9FMjCB5-xw8
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Post by: Armamike on January 11, 2018, 11:40:49 PM
Kevin McAleer was hilarious   :D

Brilliant. No better man to play that cameo   ;D
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: ONeill on January 11, 2018, 11:49:05 PM
Thought it was the opposite of the first. Faded badly second half. Some of the jokes are becoming stale already.
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Post by: ned on January 12, 2018, 11:46:09 AM
Kevin McAleer was hilarious   :D

Brilliant. No better man to play that cameo   ;D

Seemed like that part was all him, no script. Hilarious.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: BennyCake on January 12, 2018, 01:27:51 PM
Seriously, what are you boys smoking? Kevin McAleer hilarious? Jaysus, I've had bouts of the shits that was funnier than anything that man has ever done.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: T Fearon on January 18, 2018, 06:30:10 PM
I see the Derry girls are all Derry ould dolls in real life,one in her 30s.That's wile hi!
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Mikhail Prokhorov on January 18, 2018, 07:17:55 PM
Kevin McAleer was hilarious   :D

Brilliant. No better man to play that cameo   ;D

lads, he was not funny in the slightest. jesus wept
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 18, 2018, 09:17:13 PM
Haven't seen any of the Derry Girls yet and going by this thread its getting mixed views.  Mcaleer is probably the driest comedian around hard to see how he would be hilarious?
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: T Fearon on January 18, 2018, 09:22:41 PM
Adolescent girls engaging in adolescent talk in a strange accent.About as funny as a fart in a space suit
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: playwiththewind1st on January 18, 2018, 09:33:55 PM
Or most of your "musings" on here.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: bamboo on January 18, 2018, 09:38:32 PM
For a fella that doesn't like it Tony you know plenty about it. When it's on, the age of the girls in real life etc.

Liking it is ok, we wont(can't) think any less of you.

Did you like Moone Boy by the way?
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 18, 2018, 09:59:05 PM
Adolescent girls engaging in adolescent talk in a strange accent.About as funny as a fart in a space suit

Jesus for someone who hates it, you most have the most posts on here about ya clampit!!
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: longballin on January 18, 2018, 10:02:24 PM
Adolescent girls engaging in adolescent talk in a strange accent.About as funny as a fart in a space suit

they need to thrown in a few jokes about recently deceased to amuse you Tony
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: T Fearon on January 18, 2018, 10:08:08 PM
There's no avoiding it.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: johnneycool on January 18, 2018, 10:12:20 PM
Have you still only got 4 channels Tone?

A bit sacrilegious tonight....
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: longballin on January 18, 2018, 10:15:16 PM
Definitely blasphemy... very funny though!!   :D
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: rrhf on January 18, 2018, 10:34:25 PM
Great laugh. Just enjoy.  Itís there!
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: T Fearon on January 18, 2018, 10:55:10 PM
This is the latest in the long line of pish (Father Ted,Mrs Brown's Boys etc) considered funny across the water,not for any genuine comic content,but simply because it depicts the Oirish as fecking mad eejits.This in turn seems to engender some native pride at home and misplaced notion that this has to be comic genius as it makes the Brits laugh.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 18, 2018, 11:08:00 PM
This is the latest in the long line of pish (Father Ted,Mrs Brown's Boys etc) considered funny across the water,not for any genuine comic content,but simply because it depicts the Oirish as fecking mad eejits.This in turn seems to engender some native pride at home and misplaced notion that this has to be comic genius as it makes the Brits laugh.

Did you ever watch, Boys from the blackstuff and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, the Liver birds and other regional shows? The above shows you have mention are just that, local shows that other parts of the country and within that regional area like... to me you are they type thats embarrassed about being where you are from, a snob would define you..

Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: on the sideline on January 18, 2018, 11:08:35 PM
This is the latest in the long line of pish (Father Ted,Mrs Brown's Boys etc) considered funny across the water,not for any genuine comic content,but simply because it depicts the Oirish as fecking mad eejits.This in turn seems to engender some native pride at home and misplaced notion that this has to be comic genius as it makes the Brits laugh.

And what if it makes us laugh? What if we see bits that we recognise/can relate to and can see the humour in? What if we see the bits that remind us purely of Derry, or people we know from there, in a way thatís light hearted and something we can have a laugh at?

Comic content is subjective. Just because you donít find it funny doesnít mean people from here donít. Itís an enjoyable, easy watch that has made me laugh out loud in every episode so far. Itís doing the job that itís supposed to do. If you donít like it then thereís plenty of other things you can watch instead.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Newbridge Exile on January 18, 2018, 11:11:34 PM
Enjoyed it again this week , but then a comedy that  offends Tony was always going to make me chuckle .
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: T Fearon on January 18, 2018, 11:12:45 PM
Boys from the Blackstuff and Auf Wiedersen were both top drawer dramas with great social and political undertones,and the comic bits were highly intelligent and relevant as well.
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Post by: bannside on January 18, 2018, 11:13:17 PM
I agree 100% with that Tony. Lets see how pathetic we can make ourselves look so that the Brits can have a good laugh and think we are a bunch of halfwits. A total embarrassment from start to finish, that's all that load of tripe is.

I'd bet the Derry European city of culture committee are delighted!
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Newbridge Exile on January 18, 2018, 11:14:08 PM
This is the latest in the long line of pish (Father Ted,Mrs Brown's Boys etc) considered funny across the water,not for any genuine comic content,but simply because it depicts the Oirish as fecking mad eejits.This in turn seems to engender some native pride at home and misplaced notion that this has to be comic genius as it makes the Brits laugh.

Did you ever watch, Boys from the blackstuff and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, the Liver birds and other regional shows? The above shows you have mention are just that, local shows that other parts of the country and within that regional area like... to me you are they type thats embarrassed about being where you are from, a snob would define you..
  Bread and RAB C Nesbitt could be added to the list above
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: GJL on January 18, 2018, 11:53:27 PM
It's getting worse as it goes on. Poor show.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: ashman on January 19, 2018, 01:43:05 AM
It's getting worse as it goes on. Poor show.

Less funny  than Mrs Brown . 
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: lenny on January 19, 2018, 07:18:31 AM
Enjoyed it again this week , but then a comedy that  offends Tony was always going to make me chuckle .

Totally agree. Not perfect but some very funny lines and moments.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: longballin on January 19, 2018, 08:19:02 AM
It's getting worse as it goes on. Poor show.

Less funny  than Mrs Brown .

Nothing is less funny than Mrs Brown.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: The Gs Man on January 19, 2018, 08:25:14 AM
It's marmite lads. 

But with the majority of the people on the thread enjoying it, it wouldn't take a genius to work out that our Tony would have an opposing view.  The wee skitter.

Personally I like it.  But if I didn't, I'd probably read a book or watch something else or go to sleep instead.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: square_ball on January 19, 2018, 08:38:26 AM
Slow enough start but thought the second half had a few laughs.

Insert obligatory quote from show and laughing emoji.

Twitter is exactly this!

Itís watchable but think itís more a mrs brown boys than a fr ted in my opinion.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: AQMP on January 19, 2018, 09:40:11 AM
The missus and daughter watch this.  So I watched it again last night.  Still shite.  More of the only decent actor in the piece, Ian McElhinney, might help.  A reviewer in The Guardian has called this the funniest thing on TV.  I kid you not.  The Brits think it's hilarious.  This is what it comes to near the end of the world...Kevin McAleer re-hashes an old routine from 25 years ago, and people find it funny again. Nostradamus said this would happen...while he was spinning a few one liners that Derry Girls is reviving.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: seafoid on January 19, 2018, 09:55:39 AM
The missus and daughter watch this.  So I watched it again last night.  Still shite.  More of the only decent actor in the piece, Ian McElhinney, might help.  A reviewer in The Guardian has called this the funniest thing on TV.  I kid you not.  The Brits think it's hilarious.  This is what is comes to near the end of the world...Kevin McAleer re-hashes an old routine from 25 years ago, and people find it funny again. Nostradamus said this would happen...while he was spinning a few one liners that Derry Girls is reviving.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/jan/19/derry-girls-channel-4-the-funniest-thing-on-tv-lisa-mcgee
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: ned on January 19, 2018, 09:58:22 AM
It's marmite lads. 

But with the majority of the people on the thread enjoying it, it wouldn't take a genius to work out that our Tony would have an opposing view.  The wee skitter.

Personally I like it.  But if I didn't, I'd probably read a book or watch something else or go to sleep instead.

And probably not feel the need to continually post that you don't like it.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Keyser soze on January 19, 2018, 10:05:22 AM
Anyone that thinks this is funny must have something wrong with them. Excruciating to watch, the peurile humour, plot and acting skills were embarassing, a very poor children's TV programme with lots of swearing.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: longballin on January 19, 2018, 10:08:40 AM
I must have something wrong with me, I find some of it funny. Thought McAleer was brilliant... he's timeless. Also the carry-on with the dog and the tears on the statue had me laughing... maybe I need help!   ???
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: gallsman on January 19, 2018, 10:12:35 AM
Thought it was ok and would give it a go to start with but think each episode so far has been poorer then the previous one. Last night's one however want just poor, it wasn't even original. Piss in the church straight from Peep Show, crying Virgin Mary from Only Fools, your one on the energy drinks for an exam from the Inbetweeners etc
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: The Gs Man on January 19, 2018, 10:15:48 AM
I must have something wrong with me, I find some of it funny. Thought McAleer was brilliant... he's timeless. Also the carry-on with the dog and the tears on the statue had me laughing... maybe I need help!   ???

Yeah, brought me back to being 14 or 15 and walking round graveyards looking at statues to see if their eyes moved.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: johnneycool on January 19, 2018, 10:38:45 AM
Thought it was ok and would give it a go to start with but think each episode so far has been poorer then the previous one. Last night's one however want just poor, it wasn't even original. Piss in the church straight from Peep Show, crying Virgin Mary from Only Fools, your one on the energy drinks for an exam from the Inbetweeners etc

Did she shit herself? I must have missed that bit.


I thought it was quite good, granted it's not Fr Ted or some of the other comedies people are comparing it to, but watchable all the same.

Some lads with large pokers up their holes on here.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Megaman on January 19, 2018, 10:42:28 AM
Havent watched last nights yet, but thought the first two where quite funny.

That Erin one can be rather annoying at times though
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: armaghniac on January 19, 2018, 10:44:49 AM
Anyone that thinks this is funny must have something wrong with them. Excruciating to watch, the peurile humour, plot and acting skills were embarassing, a very poor children's TV programme with lots of swearing.

Exaggerate much? There is TV on 7 days a week, people enjoy watching different stuff. This is perfectly watchable, if not perhaps one of the all time greats.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: gallsman on January 19, 2018, 10:53:13 AM
Thought it was ok and would give it a go to start with but think each episode so far has been poorer then the previous one. Last night's one however want just poor, it wasn't even original. Piss in the church straight from Peep Show, crying Virgin Mary from Only Fools, your one on the energy drinks for an exam from the Inbetweeners etc

Did she shit herself? I must have missed that bit.


I thought it was quite good, granted it's not Fr Ted or some of the other comedies people are comparing it to, but watchable all the same.

Some lads with large pokers up their holes on here.

She didn't, but that's not the point. I just don't think it's that original or funny. No poker up my hole either.

The principal nun is the best character, both written and acted, in the show by far for me.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: ned on January 19, 2018, 12:28:49 PM
Thought it was ok and would give it a go to start with but think each episode so far has been poorer then the previous one. Last night's one however want just poor, it wasn't even original. Piss in the church straight from Peep Show, crying Virgin Mary from Only Fools, your one on the energy drinks for an exam from the Inbetweeners etc

Did she shit herself? I must have missed that bit.


I thought it was quite good, granted it's not Fr Ted or some of the other comedies people are comparing it to, but watchable all the same.

Some lads with large pokers up their holes on here.

She didn't, but that's not the point. I just don't think it's that original or funny. No poker up my hole either.

The principal nun is the best character, both written and acted, in the show by far for me.

It's okay, just but fills a half hour later at night as a wind down. Agree about the nun.
However, originality on TV ended in 1980 something. Everything is a rehash or rip off of something else now.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Targetman on January 19, 2018, 05:41:07 PM
Donít worry folks that all time classic ďGive my head peace ď makes a welcome or unwelcome return tonight!!
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: T Fearon on January 19, 2018, 05:49:30 PM
Have to admit I found Kevin Mc Aleer funny back in the day on Nighthawks etc.We all knew someone who talked like that.Problem is they're all long dead
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: thebigfella on January 19, 2018, 08:05:12 PM
Donít worry folks that all time classic ďGive my head peace ď makes a welcome or unwelcome return tonight!!

Itís like the citizen Kane of comedy when compared to mrs browns boys.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: Targetman on January 19, 2018, 08:20:52 PM
That Mrs Brownís Boys is the biggest feed of shite on tv, followed closely by winning streak!!
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: playwiththewind1st on January 19, 2018, 08:23:58 PM
Just watched this week's episode. It's not bad, passes half an hour painlessly & funny in parts.
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: screenexile on January 19, 2018, 08:31:12 PM
Have to admit I found Kevin Mc Aleer funny back in the day on Nighthawks etc.We all knew someone who talked like that.Problem is they're all long dead

Saw Kevin McAleer a couple of years apart and he didnít change his act in the slightest. Yes I understand he has the same droll way if going on but it was literally the same set.

In fairness to him it worked perfectly for Derry girls but he needs to change it up to stay relevant. In todayís game you need a new set every year at least to stay relevant!!
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: longballin on January 19, 2018, 09:58:10 PM
Kevin's latest show, 'Saying Yes to Yes' is hilarious and totally up to do date on new age philosophies and all that. A genius had the audience in Strule House in Omagh in tears of laughter. So he hasn't been left behind at all...  https://www.clifdenartsfestival.ie/event/comedy/
Title: Re: Derry Girls - Channel 4
Post by: BennyCake on January 20, 2018, 12:12:01 PM
That Mrs Brownís Boys is the biggest feed of shite on tv, followed closely by winning streak!!

Maybe so, but I wouldn't care about that if I was spinning thon wheel