Sunday September 27, 2020

TV: Child's play is a Savage stroke too far

Reviewed this week: The Savage Eye, RTE Two. Marooned, Discovery. The Island with Bear Grylls, Channel 4. The Pallisers, BBC Two. Love for Sale, Channel 4. Ireland by Night, TV3. Cork Mega Port, TV3.

11th May, 2014
The Savage Eye on RTE Two: funny, but could have done with better policing.

I've been looking forward to the return of The Savage Eye (RTE Two) with, among other grotesques, Mick the Bull' Daly. David McSavage enjoys kneeing Irish pretensions and institutions in the groin and lampooning establishment figures, some of whom are identifiable, such as Joe Duffy and Pat Kenny. Others are anonymous and authoritarian - bull-peddling politicians who look vaguely terrified, or gardaí waiting for brains to be issued.

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