Hardy Bucks -worst RTE effort ever ?

merle haggard

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Ok Im watching this thing and can never get this time wasted in my life back . Thres bad , theres really bad , theres the Big Bow Wow and then theres Hardy Bucks .
Comedy is supposed to be amusing , funny . Even the most feeble shows can usully make me at least do a half grin at least once , but not this one . It has been met in Chez Merle with stony silence the entire way through .

It just isnt remotely funny , not in the slghtest, yet a lot of money has been spent on this dung in the middle of a mega recession . Whoever commissioned this utter ************************e should be sacked . Whoever his boss is that let him commssion it and put this dung onto the screen should be sacked .

Jesus christ that show is so bad , so pathetic , so dire I cant honestly believe it . It is without doubt the biggest load of ************************e I have ever seen on RTE and thats saying something . Im actually quite surprised that its so unflinchingly and remorselessly bad , its that bad .
 


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Ok Im watching this thing and can never get this ime wasted in my life back . Thres bad , theres really bad , theres te Big Bow Wow and then theres Hardy Bucks .
Comedy is supposed to be amusing , funny . Even the most feeble shows can usully make me at least do a half grin at least once , but not this one . It has been met Chez Merle with stony silence the entire way through .

It just isnt remotely funny , not in the slghtest yet a lot of money has been spent on this dung in the middle of a recession . Whoever commisioned this utter ************************e should be sacked . Whoever his boss is that let him commssion it and this dung onto the screen should be sacked .

Jesus christ that show is so bad , so pathetic , so dire I cant honestly believe it . It is without doubt the biggest load of ************************e I have ever seen on RTE and thats saying something . Im actually quite surprised that its so unflinchingly and remorselessly bad , its that bad .
Ouch.

I remember around April 2009 I was seeing this girl and herself and her friends kept making these little references and sayings. At the time I thought it was a load of injokes, but then she showed me Hardy Bucks on Youtube.

Over the course of the summer I showed a few friends and these little homemade episodes on youtube were genuinely funny. And highly quotable like nothing since Father Ted in my opinion. I really believe it showed something of the Irish town life that city people will never truly understand.

And I don't really watch tv, so I can't comment on the Trailer Park Boys comparisons.

I was over the moon when I heard it was to be made into a proper show on RTÉ (naively?). And I just finished watching that episode just now - only saw the first episode as well.

I don't post on Boards.ie, but I followed a huge thread the other week about the Hardy Bucks on RTÉ. Most people had never seen the youtube episodes and were complaining about the show. I totally agree with them.

It sucks to say it, but the shows on tv are really quite bad.
If I was to introduce someone to Hardy Bucks nowadays, I would make no mention of the tv episodes as it would most certainly turn them off it.
 

truthisfree

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Unbelievable how truly bad this is, tbh I would get depressed even trying to put words on how bad it is :(
 

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Ouch.

I remember around April 2009 I was seeing this girl and herself and her friends kept making these little references and sayings. At the time I thought it was a load of injokes, but then she showed me Hardy Bucks on Youtube.

Over the course of the summer I showed a few friends and these little homemade episodes on youtube were genuinely funny. And highly quotable like nothing since Father Ted in my opinion. I really believe it showed something of the Irish town life that city people will never truly understand.

And I don't really watch tv, so I can't comment on the Trailer Park Boys comparisons.

I was over the moon when I heard it was to be made into a proper show on RTÉ (naively?). And I just finished watching that episode just now - only saw the first episode as well.

I don't post on Boards.ie, but I followed a huge thread the other week about the Hardy Bucks on RTÉ. Most people had never seen the youtube episodes and were complaining about the show. I totally agree with them.

It sucks to say it, but the shows on tv are really quite bad.
If I was to introduce someone to Hardy Bucks nowadays, I would make no mention of the tv episodes as it would most certainly turn them off it.
Giv's a link to the good ones then. They seem to be aiming at something original -the types who are perpetually found in the small towns of Ireland- which puts them slightly above Mr. Muck Savage's rubbish, in my estimation.
 

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One thing i will say that the posters prior may not know is that the lads were held back big time by RTE saying you can't do this/that and the other etc...the lads were so sick of this from RTE that were going to pull out of making it,now when you speak of the Youtube ones being great and not the TV ones please bear that in mind.
 
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Giv's a link to the good ones then. They seem to be aiming at something original -the types who are perpetually found in the small towns of Ireland- which puts them slightly above Mr. Muck Savage's rubbish, in my estimation.
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR7kdRYUg30&feature=related]YouTube - Hardy Bucks Ep3 Part 1[/ame]

This one is just after the initial introductory episodes.
The characters are a little different as well - and the objective was always to get to Galway rather than Ibiza.

I think they don't try and act in it, they're just themselves, which works.

And the golf-club owner, priceless.
 

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I live in a small town. Saw some of this show tonight for the first time. Complete waste of space and money,
 

merle haggard

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One thing i will say that the posters prior may not know is that the lads were held back big time by RTE saying you can't do this/that and the other etc...the lads were so sick of this from RTE that were going to pull out of making it,now when you speak of the Youtube ones being great and not the TV ones please bear that in mind.

but even just in their little exchanges with each other it just wasnt funny . It came across as really pretentious , boys that think theyre clever and original but arent .It seemed pretentious and forced . That couldnt have been RTEs fault , that goes much deeper .
I also turned off that interview with OConnor the other night for the same reason , although i thought maybe it was just OConnors unfunniness oozing around the studio and infecting people .
 

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Wait a minute, did the clocks go back to 2008 ?
 

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Ok Im watching this thing and can never get this time wasted in my life back . Thres bad , theres really bad , theres the Big Bow Wow and then theres Hardy Bucks .
Comedy is supposed to be amusing , funny . Even the most feeble shows can usully make me at least do a half grin at least once , but not this one . It has been met in Chez Merle with stony silence the entire way through .

It just isnt remotely funny , not in the slghtest, yet a lot of money has been spent on this dung in the middle of a mega recession . Whoever commissioned this utter ************************e should be sacked . Whoever his boss is that let him commssion it and put this dung onto the screen should be sacked .

Jesus christ that show is so bad , so pathetic , so dire I cant honestly believe it . It is without doubt the biggest load of ************************e I have ever seen on RTE and thats saying something . Im actually quite surprised that its so unflinchingly and remorselessly bad , its that bad .
This show has been on youtube for ages aswell. Lazy RTE.
 

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Huge huge fan of the Bucks but this RTE show they got is shocking. Somewhat of a remake of some of the youtube episodes but just doesn't work for me. Seriously, don't judge them on the RTE show and watch the youtube stuff. If after that you still don't like them, oh well, not for everyone.

I'd have been happier if RTE just lifted the youtube shows straight from the web and played them on TV, even in crappy internet quality.

And yeah the characters are a bit different. Eddie in particular seems like a totally different character in the TV version. And not i na good way.
 

Fubsss

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Eddie is the long red head guy yeah. I could barely watch the RTE stuff, never got through an episode.
 

fagen

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And you were expecting better from RTE sorry but that will never happen,they have not produced a good program in years
 

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surely it can't be worse than "mattie"???
 

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Hardy Bucks is cat, mind you I went to school with some lads that would make these boys look bright!

Liveline is the only decent comedy on RTE
Not true, have you ever seen Willie "The Liar" O'Dee proclaim his innocence on the Late Late Show? Priceless comedy gold......if you didnt choke on your own rage mind!
 

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Glad you put in that last sentence.
Nothing funny about Willie O'Dea other then his face..
 


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