BROADCASTER Joe Duffy has challenged writer Stuart Carolan to inject some redeeming qualities into the characters seen in Love/Hate.
While acknowledging the popularity of the RTE series, the 56-year-old said he had a problem with how it portrays criminals on-screen.
"I don't want these guys eulogised and glorified," he said. "What's left out of Love/Hate is how the majority of people in working class areas hate these guys."
Duffy, who grew up in Ballyfermot, said that while his wife and children had tuned in, it just wasn't his cup of tea.
"I know it's brilliant in terms of acting and scripting," he said. "I know its popular and RTE's biggest production, but its portrayal of working-class people remains grim."
Duffy said RTE soap Fair City hits the mark and he regularly tunes in.
Separately, the Herald can reveal that the latest installment of Love/Hate was the most popular TV show in the country's jails.