Tag Archives : television

The Superbowl: we watch the commercials

Word will have reached across the Atlantic by now of the winner of the 2012 Superbowl, with, despite the game being an American national sport, the New York Giants being proclaimed world champions. This result may be meaningless to many –  the easier fluff to engage with is the commercials and of course the half-time […]

Facebook Timeline, Mad Men style

When Don Draper sets his mind to it, he can construct a sincere and effective pitch to sell most anything. With Facebook’s launch of it’s latest innovation to cater for those who like to stalk, Facebook Timeline, you can now compile a collage of details, characteristics, favourites, social apps and of course countless pictures to […]

Descent into Ethics

It’s an ubiquitous phenomenon of 21st Century television but not one that appears to have been consciously documented … until now.  The transformation of television programming from entertainment to ethics.  Allow me to elaborate: Soap Opera Pre-dating the reality era, soap operas have long since become a conduit for social awareness. Whether the storyline involes […]



Eurovision Eurofashion

It’s upon us. The TV extravaganza that’s camper than Louis Spence’s knicker drawer, tackier than Katie Price’s wedding chariot and about as harmonic as a dyspraxic orchestra playing Morton Feldman. Yes, it’s Eurovision time. Truly Eurovision is a wonderful event. Providing us with a much needed dose of hilarity in the otherwise dull month of […]


What you looking at? Emmy Nominations announced

Good news Gleeks, your favourite show has just picked up 19 nominations for this years Emmy Awards! Leading the pack is The Pacific, HBO’s brilliant mini-series depicting the battles in the Pacific theatre during World War II. Glee is second with 19 and last year’s big winner Mad Men is in third with 17. On […]

Television Finales

The past two weeks season and series finales have hit the television screens here in the US.  Most of my favorite programs will be back in the fall with two exceptions ’24’ which ended a great eight year run on Fox,  and ‘FlashFoward’ which ABC has given the axe, which surprised me quite a bit.  Here […]

Culch Catch-Up 24

Here’s a round up of what’s been happening on Culch the last 2 weeks. As well as lots of film, music and game reviews; there are details of upcoming events and a competition to see Powderfinger.  Check out the new twitter book club and most of all, check out the details of Culch’s upcoming night […]

Culch.ie Catch-Up 23

It’s been a while since we did a Culch.ie Catch-Up and there’s been a lot going on lately. Have a glance through the categories below and see if there’s anything you missed.  There’s plenty to keep you going for the afternoon. Upcoming Events Chalks at the Complex Smithfield – until Sat 8 May Nouveau Vaudeville […]

Ristéard Cooper as Setanta episode 3

‘An Crisis’ TG4 series

‘An Crisis’ is a new tv series which started on TG4 a few weeks ago airing on Wednesday nights at 10.30pm, repeats Saturday at 8.40pm. ‘An Crisis’ is set in the office of a small organisation called ACT (An Comhairle Teanga) and is centred on their wrangles and fights to keep funding during the Big […]

Online video presents The Streamy Awards

Yesterday saw the release of the nominees for the second annual Streamys. For those of you unfamiliar with the awards they celebrate the best in online television and videos. Last year saw some high profile shows, such as personal fave Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, awarded for their greatness and this year is no different. If […]


It’s all Golden – Globe Nominations Announced

Yesterday was the Critics Choice but today marks the real start of awards season for Hollywood, with the announcement of the nominees for the 2010 67th Golden Globe awards. Unfortunately unlike yesterdays list there is no Irish hope for the Globes in the movies category save for U2 entry Winter from in film Brothers in […]