Emmanuel Kehoe

Emmanuel Kehoe

Missed opportunity for Tommy’s endgame

Missed opportunity for Tommy’s endgame

Reviewed This Week Tommy Bowe: The End Game RTÉ One Poldark BBC One Germaine Bloody Greer BBC Tw...

Chris O’Dowd makes a smooth leap from Moone Boy to mobster

Chris O’Dowd makes a smooth leap from Moone Boy to mobster

While lacking the snappy wisecracking of the Travolta movie, O’Dowd’s character is more rounded and sympathetic

TV: Struggling to Cope as a sophomore slump bites

TV: Struggling to Cope as a sophomore slump bites

Where does Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope go from here? A third season, probably. But Danielle’s return from Vancouver, when eventually it did happen, really didn’t do much to lift a rather limp second outing

Grant silences the naysayers in style

Grant silences the naysayers in style

Grant delivers an entirely believable portrait of a man impaled on the tines of his own desire, at a time in 1960s Britain when homosexuality was a criminal offence

Monsters of privilege deal out true horror

Monsters of privilege deal out true horror

Reviewed This Week Patrick Melrose, Sky Atlantic Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip, RTÉ O...

TV: The lurid, loud contest that turns me into a Europhobe

TV: The lurid, loud contest that turns me into a Europhobe

Eurovision is a gallimaufry of ever-more lurid digital special effects, crazy acts and songs that range from incoherent chicken-clucking to faux heavy-metal to winsome little ballads that seem lost in a mad world of national flag-waving and constipated patter

TV Rreview: This complete Aisling stays on the right side of inept

TV Rreview: This complete Aisling stays on the right side of inept

Seána Kerslake’s performance is again excellent, but the main interest in her character has to be in waiting to see what ludicrous thing she might do next

Cleaned-up Joy is still a toxic place

Cleaned-up Joy is still a toxic place

Back To The Joy (RTÉ One) saw Donald Taylor Black, 22 years on, revisit the prison

TV Review: Disappearing culture of the culchies

TV Review: Disappearing culture of the culchies

Alison Spittle’s Culchie Club

Doing justice to a voice long silenced

Doing justice to a voice long silenced

A complex and often confusing affair (victims and numbers of the accused shared the same family name) was the subject of Colm Baireád’s Murdair Mhám Trasna (TG4)

A brave new whirl for wedding planner

A brave new whirl for wedding planner

My Big Day: Home or Away? (RTÉ 2) is so enthusiastically billed that I feared a power surge might blow the television

TV Review: Careering towards a dispiriting conclusion

TV Review: Careering towards a dispiriting conclusion

Strike’s latest adventure was crammed into two miserly episodes, the second offering a confusing shambles

TV: Why ancient Greece wasn’t just black and white

TV: Why ancient Greece wasn’t just black and white

Troy: Fall of a City (BBC One), an eight-part series made in conjunction with Netflix, casts Bella Dayne in the unenviable role of the most beautiful woman who ever lived

Getting wise to Weinstein and his perks of the job

Getting wise to Weinstein and his perks of the job

Emmanuel Kehoe on the week's television

TV: They’re back, and still trying too hard for laughs

TV: They’re back, and still trying too hard for laughs

The original series of Will & Grace apparently remains very popular with people who watched it as teenagers; but it was, and is, a bit too much of an American joke machine for my taste