In case the January blues are setting in, we've trawled through the RTE Player box sets collection to find some oldies but goodies to serve as a giant televisual comfort blanket. Here are our top five finds...
Early noughties Dublin City serves as the backdrop for a youthful Simon Delaney, Keith McErlean and Don Wycherley as they search for work, love and a new flatmate. Punts, Aertel and Nokia mobile phones… plenty of nostalgia within the first ten minutes of episode one alone!
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The American hospital drama from the nineties that gave a young Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) and George Clooney (Ocean's Eleven) their big break. Plenty of hospital jargon you won’t understand amidst unlikely yet riveting patient dramas and hospital relationships.
This seminal six-part part drama set in small-town Ireland during the Celtic Tiger features stand-out performances from both Charlene McKenna (Raw, Ripper Street) and the late, great Tom Murphy (Adam and Paul).
The nineties US sitcom about the life of psychiatrist and radio host Dr. Frasier Crane and his quirky family has aged beautifully. Begun as a spin-off of successful TV comedy Cheers, the series became a classic in its own right and aired for over ten years. A reboot is in the offing...
Comedian Deirdre O'Kane and Game of Thrones star Michael McElhatton star in this Irish cult comedy classic. A six episode mockumentary that follows the release of two prisoners who have very different lifestyles. The series first broadcast in 2000 and it has aged extremely well. Available on the RTE Player here. O'Kane and McElhatton spoke to Sean Rocks last year when the series celebrated its twentieth birthday, listen below.
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