TV Rewind
Blog Comedy Cult Review
Aaron Tansey
June 30, 2016
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For those of you that might not be formula with TV Rewind its really quite simple, I take a look at some the shows that have gone off the air but that we still remember for how good they were. You can check out our other TV Rewinds here. This week Im going with a BBC show called Yes Minster and then later on it was called Yes Prime Minster. My father used to watch it the whole time. I must put my hands up and say that I didn’t watch this when I was young, it was a few years ago when I started watching it as the reruns were being show on Gold that I realised how fecking funny it acutely was.




Yes Minster fellows the political career of Minster for Department of Administrative Affairs Jim Hacker (Paul Eddington) and his advisers, his private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds) and Permanent Secretary Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) Minster Hacker was keen to bring about changes to the Civil Service but would be fought every step of the way the Sir Humphrey. Humphrey would do it in such a way that he would confuses the Minster and have hime thinking that not changing the Civil Serves was his own idea. Yes Minster ran for four years 1980-1984 that is when they made a sequel called yes Prime Minster which continued much like Yes minster but now with Minster Hacker as the Prime Minster and Humphrey still fighting for what is best for the Civil Serves.

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One of my favourite episodes is where Humphrey has to try and convince the Prime Minister that a fully staffed hospital that isn’t taking in any patients is best for the patients. As you can imagine at this stage the Minster is easily lead (polite way of calling him dumb) and Humphrey’s a fast talking Civil Servant who will do anything to make sure the civil servants of England do as little work as possible and get paid as much as possible as well. I think the main reason that Yes Minster became so popular was because of the fast talking Humphrey. He defiantly stole the show, but he wouldn’t have looked so good without have the slithy stupid and very easily lead Minster Hacker to play off the two were perfect together.

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Yes Minster was made during the golden age of British comedy and found itself up against some of the funniest comedy ever made, Faulty Towers, Monty Python, Only Fools and horses to say but a few, and just like these other great shows it has stood the test of time and  still has a big Following today. Yes Minster is seen as the sixth best British comedy ever made.

Have you ever watched Yes Minster let me know if you have by leaving a comment in the comment box below. If you would like to suggest a show for next weeks TV Rewind you can by leaving you suggestion in the comment box. You can also check out last weeks TV Rewind here. Thanks for reading until next time keep on Viewing.

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Saturday Night Stay In Movie
Action Blog Comedy Review
Aaron Tansey
June 24, 2016
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Hi and welcome to this weeks Saturday Night Stay In Movie. For the first time visitors to SNSIM it quite simple, there are two types of people on a Saturday night the ones that go out partying and the the ones that stay in, well this blog is for the second group of people. The people who for whatever reason don’t go out on a Saturday night. I give you a recommendation of a movie that you could watch to pass the time and enjoy for the fraction of the money that the people going out will spend.




This week we are going with an adult only movie for make sure the kids are tucked up in bed before you put this one in the DVD/Blu Ray player. It is Kickass. Kickass is based on a comic book, he is a hero but not like the rest of them. The plot of the  movie goes like this A young teenager who reads comic books decides it looks cool to be a hero so he gets a costume and tries to stop crime. His first outing does not go so well for him as he gets stabbed and then run over by a car, (don’t mess around with that crap it is dangerous) so he breaks nearly every bone in his body and damages his nerve endings so he does feel any pain. once he is recovered he decides to go at it agin (what a stupid idea but leads to some funny stuff) and ends up fighting of 3 gang bangers and it is all caught on camera and he becomes a big deal. This new found fame brings on a whole new load of problems and yet again it leads to some funny stuff.

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Kick ass was first released back in 2010 and became a hit with the critics and movie goers alike. Kickass had a lot of unknown actors in it and one or two pretty big stars in the form of Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Supper Bad) and Nicolas Cage (Face Off). There was also two reactively new comes to the movies in Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz. Both stars have gone on to bigger roles and now considered some of Hollywood’s stars to watch. The combinations of Johns,Moretz and Cage was great they played so well together but Moretz stole the show as hit girl the 11 year old foul mouthed hero who would rather kill you with her knives then play with dolls.

Over all it is a great movie and I highly recommend it you are staying in this weekend.It is full of laughs and action. If you liked Deadpool there is a good chance that you will like Kickass too. Have you seen Kickass before, let me know by leaving a comment in the comment box below. If you would like to suggest a movie for next weeks Saturday Night Stay In Movie you can leave your suggestion in the comment box. You can also check out last weeks Saturday Night Stay In Movie here. Thanks for reading until next time keep on Viewing.

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Sunday Recovery
Blog Comedy Romance Series
Aaron Tansey
June 18, 2016
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If you haven’t read our Sunday Recovery before let me take to tell you about it. At the weekend there are 2 types of people the people who go out on a Saturday night and the ones that don’t go out. So each week I write a blog for the people that stay in on a Saturday night and call it the Saturday Night Stay In Movie, it is what it sounds like, I make a suggestion of a movie to watch, to the people staying in. Well then it was only fare that I do a blog for the people that do go out on a Saturday night and I called it the Sunday Recovery (check out some of the Sunday Recovery Here.) The Sunday Recovery is where I suggest a show to bing on generally it Is going to be on Sky or Netflix and you can spend all day watching it and forgetting about the hang over you are suffering through.




So with that in mind this weeks Sunday Recovery is How I Met Your Mother. Most of you will have heard of How I Met Your Mother, but there might be a small percentage of you who haven’t so I will give you a run down of what it is about. It is set in the future with a father telling his kids about how he met there mother, so the whole show is done in flash backs. There are 5 friends Ted, Marsha, Branny, Lilly, and Robin living in New York and trying to navigate life while trying to find some go throw life with. The show is very funny and the situations they find themselves in makes for good TV.

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My favourite is Branny he Is a womaniser that fails more then he scores and watching the scams he comes up with to try and get women to sleep in as funny as they are scary. I will have to warn you the first 5 seasons are very good but form the sixth season on it is hit and miss but you are already drawing into the show so you can’t stop watching at that stage, so if you do start watching it be prepared to go the whole 9 seasons, you have been warned.

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Have you already watched How I Met You Mother let me know what you taught about the show by leaving a comment in the comment box below. You can also check out other last weeks Sunday Recovery here. If you would like to suggest a show for next weeks Sunday Recovery you can leave your suggestion in the comment box. Thanks for reading until next week keep on Viewing.

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TV Rewind
Blog Comedy Cult
Aaron Tansey
June 15, 2016
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Hi and welcome to this weeks TV Rewind. Now if you are new to TV Rewind it dose exactly like it wounds like. It is a Blog where we rewind the TV years and relive some of the greatest show that was ever on TV. ( You and check out some of the other TV Rewinds here). Well this week is no different. This week we are going to be taken a look back at what could be the best show that was ever on TV in the world. Only Fools and Horses. Only Fools and Horses was made by the BBC back in 1981. The show ran for 7 season spanning 22 years and then returning for christmas specials in 2014.




Only Fools and horses (for those of you who might not know about the show) follows 2 brothers Derek Del boy and Rodney Trotter, who leave in the council flats at Peckham South London with there Granddad. Del boy was always trying to make a quick book and he wouldn’t mind if it wasn’t entirely legal. One of the great saying Del Boy had in the show was “This time next year we will be million airs” and he would always have a schema in mind to try and make it a realty. While Del wants to make money quick his little brother Rodney want to do it more legally but at the end of the day he doesn’t care where the money comes from either, all the while you have Granddad in the back ground telling his war stories.

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The show is one of the most popular show the BBC has ever made and it is shown in reruns to this day. The lead actor David Jonson who played Del Boy has played other roles but he will be forever remembered for the way he played Del. Del was great but he had a great supporting cast as well in Nicholas Lyndhurst who played Del’s brother Rodney, and Lennard Pearce who played there Granddad and later on Buster Marryfield who played Uncle Albert. Buster came on the show in 1985 after Lennard Pearce passed away.

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The only reason I watched this show was because my father loved the show and the only way I could stay up past bed time on a sunday night was if I was watching the show with him. but when I got older and started to understand the jokes I found out why my father loved the show so much and in turn I loved the show. You know the old saying they don’t make em like that any more, this rings true here because after the show went off the air in 2003 it came back for some christmas specials and it just didn’t work because (Spoiler Alert) when the show ended in 2003 the boys had become millionaires and it was the perfect ending to there story. When they were brought back for the specials they were put back at the very same council apartment an it was just a little bit too depressing for a christmas special but that is just the way I fell about it I could be wrong.

Did you watch Only Fools and Horses what did you think about it let me know by leaving a comment in the comment box bellow. Also you can check out last weeks TV Rewind here. If you would like to suggest a show for next weeks TV Rewind you can by leaving you suggestion in the comment box. Thats it for an other week thanks for reading until next week keep on Viewing.




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TV Rewind
Blog Comedy Review
Aaron Tansey
June 8, 2016
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It is that time of the week again, it is time for TV Rewind. If this is you first time reading TV Rewind it is pretty simple, it is where we take a look back at the great TV shows that have come and gone. (you can check out some of the last few TV Rewinds here). This week we are looking back at a show that ran for 8 years in the 90’s. It is Tim Allen’s Home Improvement. The first episode aired in September of 1991 it got 8 seasons and over 200 episodes, and was a big part of  everyones evening.




Home Improvement was a show about a family man that had a DIY show on a small local TV station. He is not very good at his job and people tune in to see how he is going to mess up on any given day. He has a co host Al Borland and a Tool Time Girl who was first played by Pamela Anderson and then Debbe Dunning. Tool Time was a big part of Home Improvement. while the other big component of the show was how this mans man (who messed up the whole time) dealt with family life and raising 3 boy while helping a wife try and find here way in the world as well.

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The Show used to shown around half 6 In Ireland but I can’t remember what channel (If you can remember let me know by leaving a comment in the comment box below). The show was popular with kids and adults as there was a mixture of humour. There was a lot of physical comedy   for the kids but as he dealt with his family the humour would be more mature. As the show moved on through the years and with the kids growing up the show also dealt with stores about what kids would be going through and how the family dealt with it.

The show was a huge hit for the studio who wanted to make a movie from it with the storyline that Tim and Jill would get divorced and Tim would dress up as a old nanny to see his kids, but Allen didn’t like the idea so it was scraped but the studio kept the idea and it would later be made in to Mrs Doubtfire which went on to be a huge susses.

Over all it was a great show that you could sit down and watch with your kids today. It is a funny show that was built around a loving family. I would love if there was some place showing reruns. Did you watch Home Improvement, let me know what you taught of it by leaving a comment below. You Can check out last weeks TV Rewind here. If you would like to suggest a show for next weeks TV Rewind just leave your suggestions in the comment box below. Until next time keep on Viewing.

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TV Rewind
Blog Children/Family Comedy Review
Aaron Tansey
June 3, 2016
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Hi Viewers it is a bit late but here it is, its time for TV Rewind if you are new to Viewit and haven’t heard of of TV Rewind before it is very simple we take a look back at TV shows that have gone off the air for the last few years. You can check out other TV Rewinds from the past year and a half, here. This weeks we are taking a look back at a show that I loved when I was younger.

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Its the Animaniacs. The Animaniacs was a variety show hosted by the Waner brothers Yako, Wako and there sister Dot as you can see for the intro above. The show was full of pop culture slap stick comedy. There was many charters in the show as it was set on the lot of Warner Brothers lot. The 3 siblings would escape there home in the Warner Brothers water tower and make as much trouble as they could. The Animaniacs was the show that fallowed on form Tiny Toon Adventure. The thing that made Animaniacs popular was that the writers wrote comedy for the parents as well as the kids so the parents could sit down and watch the show as well and not be board or think about the dirty dishes that need washing. The way they did this was through parodies of films and shows for example one recurring segment was called Goodfeather which was a reference to the crime moves Goodfells and Godfather.




I was six years old when Animaniacs first aired and I love it because I had watched Tiny Toons as well. I remember watching the Warner kids running around the place having fun and just make as much trouble as possible (I grew up in the country so I had plenty of chance to get myself into trouble).The Aninmanincs also made fun of other companies and there shows like Disney and its films and they also made fun of the Power Rangers which was a competing show. What I didn’t know about the show was that Steven Spielberg was the executive producer on the show.

It is the sort of show that you could watch today and enjoy still. It was in the middle of the 90’s which was the golden age of Warner Brother animation with show like Pinky and the Brain, Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries, and Taz-Mania. What did you think of Animaniacs let me by leaving a comment bellow. You can check out last weeks TV Rewind Here. If you would like to suggest a show for next weeks TV Rewind just leave you suggestion in the comment box below. Thanks for reading until next time keep on Viewing.

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Cartoons Golden Age
Blog Children/Family Comedy
Aaron Tansey
May 31, 2016
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I was at my cousins hows at the weekend and she has 3 young boys and they were watching cartoons and the Disney Channel, now all I could think was wow this really sucks, Cartoons were much better back in my day. Now I know what you are going to say those show are for kind not for a grown man like me. Well it wasn’t the content that I had a problem it was the look of the show it was computer animated. I didn’t like the look of it. I much preferred the look of the cartoons that were made in the 90’s.

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The big main channels back in my day for were Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Disney. With show like Tiny Toons, Taz-Maina, Animaniacs, Resess, ect. These were the show that I grew up with and they were drawing by had not like most of the cartoons these days (Disclaimer I have not seem all cartoons ever made after 2000’s so I can not comment on the way how all cartoons are made, if there are cartoons out there that are still had drawing and my comment has upset you then I apologise and would be grateful if you could list the cartoons that you know of as being had drawing in the comment box below thank you.)




When I was growing up my favourite show were made by Warner Brothers as I listed already Tiny Toons, Pinky and the Brain and Pinky, Elmyra and The Brain. These show didn’t talk down to the kids and they just had fun with them, a lot of the show also had jokes in there for the adults as well so the parents didn’t mind watching it as well. I loved these shows that they were very entertaining and my parents love them as well because when they were on they knew where i was but once they were over I was up and running around the back field s with the dog and up to general mischief. One cartoon i nearly forgot was Tom and Gerry The Cat and mouse that destroyed the house every time they were chancing each other but this was changed and watered down because it promoted violence.

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There isn’t many places that you can watch reruns and relive you childhood memories, If you know of any place where these cartoons and other classic cartoons are shown let me know by leaving the comment below, also let me know what was you favourite cartoons back in the day. Let me know what you Cartoon was your favourite by leaving a comment below. Thanks for reading until next time keep on Viewing.

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Sunday Recovery
Blog Comedy Cult
Aaron Tansey
May 28, 2016
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Hi everyone, this is the second week I have done this post people seem to have enjoyed last weeks post (Check it out here) so I will give it an other go this week. Each week I write a post called Saturday Night Stay In Movie it is for the people that stayed away from the pubs and clubs and watched a movie instead. (check out some of them here) well this post is for the people that did go out on the Saturday Night to the pubs and clubs and maybe enjoy themselves a bit to much an might not be felling the best. Well that’s where I come in and recommend  a show are movies to binge on to help take you mind off the hang over.




This weeks Sunday recovery is going to be Archer. You can find six seasons of Archer on Netflix. Archer is a adult cartoon about a independent spy organisation called International Secret Intelligence Services (ISIS). The show is a cartoon but defiantly not for the kids as the characters fumble there way through cases using foul langue, talking about sex, and using lots of alcohol and drugs. the situations they get into and is just brilliant and the things they say to each other some of the funnest and rudest you will hear any where. if this was a live action show there would be no way it would ever see the light of day, although take a look at Veep I cant believe some of the stuff they get away with.

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I’m gone off the point this is a show that you will help you laugh away the hangover and you will find it hard to stop watching, unless you are easily offended then I would recommend to stay away from this one. You  can find the first six seasons on Netflix.

Let me know what you taught of this weeks Sunday Recovery by leaving a comment below. You can check out last weeks Sunday Recovery here. If you would like to suggest a show are movie for next weeks Sunday Recovery you can leave you suggestion in the comment box. That’s it for this thanks for reading until next time keep  on Viewing.

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Saturday Night Stay In Movie
Blog Comedy Review
Aaron Tansey
May 27, 2016
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Hi and welcome to this weeks Saturday Night Stay In Movie. If this is you first time to see this post here is how it works. I figure there are two types of people on a Saturday night, the people who go out drinking and having fun and the people who stay at home  for any amount of reasons. Well this post is for the second group of people. I will suggest a film that you can watch as to make staying in on a Saturday night a little bit easier and fun.

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Well this week I have picked a comedy called Paul. Paul is about two friends (Graeme played by Simon Peg, and Clive played by Nick Frost) from England who decided they want to take a road trip around the UFO heartland of America New Mexico. On there travels it doesn’t take long for the boy to run into trouble in the form of a pot smoking foul mouthed alien called Paul. Paul is on the run from the FBI because he escaped the base where he was raised because he didn’t to help the humans any more and just wanted to go home.

I was not the biggest fan of Peg are Frost’s movies Shane of the Dead was ok and Hot Fuzz was watchabil but I wasn’t running back to see it again which made me reluctant watch one of there movies again. I had to be dragged to the cinema to see this movie, but I’m glad they did make me go and see it because I loved it. It was just so funny. Paul the alien was voiced by Seth Rogen and it was perfect. Peg and Frost had struck gold with this movie.

I think the reason I like this one better then Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz was because those films were had a lot of British hummer in them as where Paul was geared towards a international audience. That is not to say that Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz are not good movies but I just didn’t enjoy them.

What do you think of Paul have you seen it before let me know by leaving a comment below. You can check out last weeks Saturday Night Stay in Movie here. If you would like to suggest a movie for next weeks Stay in movie you can leave your suggestion in the comment box. Until next time keep on Viewing.

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TV Rewind
Blog Comedy Drama Review
Aaron Tansey
May 25, 2016
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It is that time of the week again, it is time for TV Rewind. TV Rewind is where I take a look back at some of the shows that rant on the air any more, (you can check out some of the other TV Rewinds here) Well this week we are looking at a show theta finished up in 2012, Weeds. Not a lot of people might have heard of Weeds as it was showing on Sky Atlantic when the channel first launched but it only showed up to season 6. Netflix has not got it available in Ireland either, which is a pity because it was a very good show.




The show centres around a suburban mother who’s husband passes away and she start falling behind on her bills. So as she doesn’t get through out of her house she starts dealing weed. and with help of some of her crack pot neighbours. As you would think she dose piss a lot of people of which her new job and as each season goes on the story just more strange but at the same time you can believe that it all was happing.

One of the main reasons I like Weeds is because of the lead lady Mary-Louise Parker. This was not the first show that I have seen her in as she was also in one of my favourite show ever The West Wing. She is very strong actress that can hold a show by herself but in weeds this is not the case as she has a strong supporting cast in the form of Justin Kirk and Kevin Nealon as her brother in-law and lawyer. This comedy drama is not people that blush at the sound of bad language as it is full of it as well as other things so in other words don’t let the kids watch it with ya.

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An other thing I loved about this show was the storytelling and how they got from one place to the other and all the stuff they had to deal with in-between from rival drug dealers to a Mexican Cartel all the while being on the run from the FBI. From start to finish it is a show that you can’t take your eyes off and if you haven’t seen it before then it is defiantly worth a look.

Did you watch Weeds let me know what you taught about it by leaving a comment below. You can check out last weeks TV Rewind here. If you would like to make a suggestion for next weeks TV Rewind just leave your suggestion in the comment box below. Thanks for reading until next time Keep on Viewing

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