Cici managed to drag herself away from her box of Johnny Blue’s for her exclusive indoor scene. Louise’s role as evil stepmother to Dani’s bratty Snow White continues to develop. Otherwise…shit-all happened. What did you expect, it’s Fade St!
As real as Louise’s hot flushes
Cameraman already in Dani’s room when Louise comes in. Probable, since she’d slept with him the night before. Plus 3
Dani’s inability to find a job. Wow! Recession has finally hit Fade Street. Plus 2
Dani’s amazing CV montage. Not as good as Vogue’s DJ learning montage but sill Plus 3
Louise: “Boys are the last thing on my mind”. Of course they are, Oldie Hawn. Everybody knows that the menopause lowers your sex drive. Plus 2
Louise doesn’t like tattoos because in her day only sailors had tats. Plus 2
Actually, no wonder Cici’s in the show so little. By the sound of her voice she’s clearly waiting for that new lung. Plus 4
Jules hates Beaver Boy. Everybody hates Beaver Boy. He’s icky. Plus 2
“It’s so hot in here,” says sexy surfer boy on the Dublin Eye. Well it would be if you were in a pod the size of a Smart Car with two cameramen, a director, a sound man and another actor. Plus 4
Louise turning down a kiss? Well, she never did recover after her husband was killed in the battle of the Somme. Plus 5
“I have some Lidl dry cider in the fridge,” says Dani to gay Steven. We all know that’s culchie rhyming slang for “D’ya wanna ride?” Plus 2
Dunnes Crisped Rice is the girls’ cereal of choice. At least the girls finally got together and realised where their nearest supermarket is. Plus 2
Louise waiting up for Dani like a concerned mother. If only she had had the lights turned off and turned around in a chair and had a purring cat in her hands. Epic cockblock! Plus 6
Plus 10 for the amazing way that Dani’s Wexford accent comes out when she’s pissed off.
As fake as Dani’s self control
“I don’t want to see you in bed when I get home from work.” Well where else would you expect to find Dani? Minus 2
Susan gives the girls a serious speech about having to let them go yet gives them absolutely no reason. It’s almost as if RTÉ need to add some conflict to the plot. Minus 5
Louise to Vogue: “May the best lady win”. Vogue? Lady? Minus 3
Louise listing her own flaws? Funny that never came up in her killer job interview with Stellar? Minus 3
Susan telling the girls exactly what day it is. Yes because that’s how it would realistically go if the cameras weren’t there. Minus 2. She also tells them exactly what you need to do because that’s exactly how it goes when you have two incompetent twats as interns.
Funny we see only see Dani applying for jobs in hip places. We never saw her ask in Dunnes which is just a two minute walk from her house, mind you. Minus 1
Blink PR office looks like Louise and Dani’s house. Are RTÉ saving money on studio sets? Then again, maybe we’re just jealous. Minus 2
Wait…is that…surely not…is that a shot of Henry St? Wow, there’s life on the north side of that river? Minus 3
Wow, Cici inside? Doesn’t she know we have a smoking ban here? Minus 8
Dani making such a big deal about Steven asking her out for a drink. The same Steven she has had multiple drinks with and even a game of crazy golf? Minus 4
Five unopened bottles of wine in a pair of interns’ house? Just not realistic. Minus 5
Wine Swap! Gay Steven’s glass turns from red to white in seconds. Is he Fade Street’s answer to Jesus? Er, probably not, he’s also icky. Minus 6
Louise shows emotion? Minus 3
And finally…only a cameo by Dillon St Paul?! Minus 10 Someone please tell him to accept our friend request on Facebook.
Minus 6 thanks Dillon!
The comments on this blog, no matter how offensive, are aimed at the characters portrayed in the show and not the bad actors who play them. In the event that a libel case arises we would get pleasure out of seeing RTÉ prove that the show is an accurate portrayal of anybody’s life….anywhere.