Thursday 20 July 2017

'Best TV in ages' - Amy Huberman's new drama Striking Out was a roaring success last night

Image: Striking Out/RTE
Image: Striking Out/RTE
Image: Striking Out/RTE
Image: Striking Out/RTE
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Amy Huberman's new drama Striking Out was a roaring success with viewers on Sunday night.

Striking Out, a gritty legal drama in which Amy Huberman plays down-on-her-luck solicitor Tara Rafferty, aired its first episode on RTE One on Sunday night and was a roaring success with viewers.

The episode saw Huberman ditch the glitz and glam we are used to seeing her adorned in, and go back to basics as she discovers that her fiance cheated on her with a colleague.

The devastation of the revelation comes on the night of Tara's hen party, and she is motivated to pull herself together by a client who needs her help by setting up a temporary office in a local cafe.

Image: Striking Out/RTE
Image: Striking Out/RTE

Huberman's new role was received with high praise from viewers, with one fan of the show taking to Twitter to say: "Striking Out was absolutely excellent with Amy Huberman. Best TV viewing in ages quite frankly."

"Great show, some great writing and acting," wrote another. "Nice to see Amy Huberman back on our screens."

"Totally gripped, Striking Out is a triumph," said stylist Brendan Courtney on Twitter. "Best thing in ages."

"Striking Out could just be the best thing RTE have done since Love/Hate. Fair play Amy Huberman and Blinder Films," wrote comedian Jarlath Regan.

Image: Striking Out/RTE
Image: Striking Out/RTE

However, there was one gripe that viewers had with the show - the fact that the hen party was on a week night.

"Striking Out [is] not realistic. Who has their hen on a week night," said one bemused viewer.

Huberman herself seemed to find some humour in her character's misfortune, and shared a photo of a distraught Tara with the caption, "This is confusing because this is me in #StrikingOut starting tonight on RTE One at 9:30. But kind of me today after a big night last night."

Striking Out returns to RTE One next Sunday at 9:30pm.

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