Saturday 20 October 2018

Down with the house of Frasier

John Drennan

John Drennan

IS there a sweeter sound in Irish journalism than the wails of the effete South Dublin TV critic when RTE viewing figures show Killinaskully has trounced John Kelly's The View once again? Fifth Column thinks not.

You see the status of Killinaskully is the equivalent of those great 19th-century cultural wars over the language movement. In today's war, on one side we have the sort of cultural snob who faints at the sight of a Centra breakfast roll and who also fondly imagines the drawing rooms and restaurants of South Dublin bear an uncanny resemblance to the set of Frasier.

We'll note in passing that the sad truth is that mostof them bear a closer resemblance to an episode of Upwardly Mobile. Happily, once again, the views ofthe plain people of Ireland who like their fun to be, well, funny and who would prefer not to spend their time being turned miserable by improving dramas about how cruel we are to the lesbians / Travellers / immigrants / refugees have prevailed.

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