TV Rewind
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Aaron Tansey
September 1, 2016
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Hi and welcome to this weeks TV Rewind. If this is your first time to be reading TV Rewind then I hope you enjoy it. TV Rewind is where we take a look back at some of the shows that have come and gone off our screens over the years and this week is no different.

This week we are going back to 2004, and taking a look at Deadwood.




Deadwood is set in 1870’s Deadwood, South Dakota. This was after the civil war when South Dakota still belonged to the Native Americans, and before it was annexed to become part of the United States. Because it was not part of the States there was no law in the town of Deadwood, so the people governed themselves.

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At this time Deadwood was in the middle of the gold rush and people from all over the world came to the small mining camp to make their fortune at the mining. Then you had the people that wanted to make their money off the miners, like hotels, salons, hardware stores and so on, but in a town with no laws only the strong and the powerful will survive.

I have only started watching this show recently, but I am glad that I did start watching it because it is one of those shows that was very good but didn’t get the recognition that it deserved.




The way I would describe it would be the Sopranos in the Wilde Wilde West. It has a lot of bad language a lot of violence, and a lot of back stabbing. One of the main characters is Al Swearengen played by Ian McShane. He owns one of the Salons in Deadwood, where he offers drink, girls and gambling.

The other main character is Seth Bullock played by Timothy Olyphant. He was a law man before he and his friend Sol Star (John Hawkes) moved to Deadwood to open a Hardware store. Seth is the complete opposite to Al in every way. He believes in right and wrong and the fare deal never taking more then is owed. Naturally Seth and Al don’t get along with each other. There relationship makes for some great moments.

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There is also a lot of historical figures that show up in Deadwood. The likes of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jean, and Wyatt Earp and more people like that.

This is one of the show that fans of crime show must watch. I highly recommend it. If you have seen Deadwood let me know what you taught of it by leaving a comment in the comment box below. There is some good news for the fans of the show a Deadwood is in the works so the story is not over yet.

If you would like to suggest a show for next weeks TV Rewind you can by leaving your suggestion in the comment box. You can also check out last weeks TV Rewind HERE. Thanks for watching until next time keep on Viewing.

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Blog Children/Family Comedy Review
Aaron Tansey
August 25, 2016
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Hi and welcome to this weeks TV Rewind for those of you who might not have heard of TV Rewind before its simple. We take a look back at all the show that have come and gone over the years that we might have forgotten. This week is going to be no different.

This week on TV Rewind we are going to be taking a look back at Sister Sister.




The show was about twin sisters who were separated at birth and adopted by two separate parents. One sister was adopted by a single mother and the other sister was adopted by a couple but soon after the adoption the mother died.

Fourteen years later they find each other and hatch a plan to get back together. Their plan works and they all move in together. which only leads to friction between the two parents who have different views on how to raise there child.

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Lisa is mother to Tia a intelligent girl who lives in the inner city Detroit while Tamera is a bit more of a free sprite who lives with her father, Ray in the suburbs.

When the twins get to live together they start making up for lost time as been sisters.

My sister used to watch this show when she was younger and I have to admit I like watching it as well, but the alternative was doing  my homework so I would have watched the grass grow apposed to doing my homework.




In saying that the show was funny. The contrast between Tia (the Smart one) and Tamera (the not so smart one) was very entertaining. while the contrast of Lias (the laid back mother) and Ray (the hard working father) was just as funny and don’t forget about Rodger the boy next door that is in love with the girls and keeps getting shot down as he tries to get one of the girls to go on a date with him.

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This was an entertaining show that lasted for six seasons spanning 119 episodes. It first aired in 1994 and aired its last episode in 1999.

Do you remember Sister, Sister? If you do let me know what you taught about it by leaving a comment on the comment box below. If you would like to suggest a show for next weeks TV Rewind you can by leaving your 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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Action Blog Comedy Review
Aaron Tansey
August 18, 2016
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Hi and welcome to this weeks TV Rewind. If this is your first time reading this blog it is very simple, we take a look back at some of the show that have form the 80’s 90’s and the naughties.

I had forgotten about this show that I am going to talk about what made me remember it was the fact a few friends and I were talking about TV Rewind over a few drinks in the local, and they brought up this one.




Its VIP starring Pamela Anderson. Anderson stared as Vallery Irons, a girl who actadently saved a celaberty and then get hired to be the face of a protection agency.  The show was a mixture of action and comedy and proved popular. VIP first aired in 1998 and ran for four seasons made up of 88 shows Each week you got to see Anderson stumble her way through cases while her team does most of the heavy lifting. Each show usually ended up in a gun fight.

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I had forget all about this show, but when it was brought up I remember how much I loved it. I was 12 when the first episode aired and like most young boys at that stage (and men) I was in love with Pamela Anderson. There was one problem it was showing in Ireland at seven o’clock on a Saturday night. The reason this was a problem was the fact that mass was on at the same time so I had to go to mass and miss the show a good bit.

I haven’t seen an episode but one thing that I do remember is that when you sit down to watch this show don’t be expecting any great thought provoking story lines are anything thought provoking at all, just sit back watch some good looking people blow stuff up and make some cheap jokes. Over all it is an enjoyable hour of TV. Here is the opening credits check it out.

Did you watch VIP when it was on, if you did, let me know what you taught about it by leaving a comment in the the comment box below. If you would like to suggest a show for next weeks TV Rewind you can leave your suggestion in the box below. You can also check out last weeks TV Rewind HERE. Thanks for reading until next time keep on Viewing.

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Aaron Tansey
July 27, 2016
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Hi guys and welcome to the 38th addition of TV Rewind. For those of you who don’t know what TV Rewind is about its pretty simple. TV Rewind is where we take a look back at some of the great shows that we used to watch (are maybe still watch) when we were younger. This week is no different. This week we are taken a look back at one of the best loved comedy show that has ever been on TV, it is M.A.S.H.

M.A.S.H. stared life out as a black comedy film first released in 1970 and depicted the horrors of the Korean war. It also dealt with the doctors that were charged with keeping the men alive and how they dealt with the whole situation. It stared Donald Sutherland as Hawkeye, Sally Kellerman as Hotlips and Gary Burghoff as Radar. Burghoff was the only person from the movie to come back for the show. In 1972 M.A.S.H first aired with Alan Alda as Hawkeye Loretta Swit as Hotlips and Gary Burghoff as Radar. The first season found it difficult to find its audience and was in fear of being cancelled, but unconfirmed say that the wife of the head of the studio loved the show so it was giving a second season. It was also moved to a better time slot which did the trick and the show quickly broke into the the top 20 watched show on TV where it stayed for its 11 year run.

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M.A.S.H. stand for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. It generally operated close to the front line in many cases as little as 5 to 10 miles away. This was so that the casualties would get seen by the doctors faster and had a better chance of serving. For the sergeants it was a never ended converabelt of wounded people that needed fixing and the show delt with this showing the doctors working long shifts with limited supplies doing what ever they could to save lives. They managed to have hummer in the OR but it was when they were out of the OR that they were able to let there hair down and try and forget about where they were. They did this by drinking having relations with the nurses and pulling pranks on each other. Hawkeye was the main character of the show even though he didn’t start out that way, Alda just stole the spot light and made everyone fall in love with him.

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The main target of Hawkeye was Major Burns and Major Houlihan (Hotlips). Burns and Hotleips wanted everyone to act like they were in the army but unlucky for them most of the doctors and nurses were drafted so they were just civilians put into a bad situation and they were trying to be as normal as possible in an extra-oderdany place. Whit this in mind you can see why the show has got 2 episodes in the TV Guid’s top 100 greatest episodes of all time. It was also ranked the 5th best show ever written in 2013 by the writers guild of America. Over all this was a brilliant show. I have to confess I didn’t start watching it till a few years ago but I am glad I did because the mix of comedy and drama is near perfect and it just is an entertaining show to watch.

Have you seen M.A.S.H. before let me know what you think about it by leaving by leaving a comment in the comment box below. IF you like to leave a suggestion for next weeks TV Rewind you can by leaving it in the comment box below. You can also check out last weeks TV Rewind here. Thanks for reading until next time keep on Viewing.

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Aaron Tansey
July 7, 2016
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Hi Everyone and welcome to this weeks TV Rewind. This is our 35th TV Rewind since we got started over a year and a half ago, but If you haven’t seen it yet this is what it is about. TV Rewind is where we take a look back at some of the shows that we used to watch when we were younger. Shows for the 80’s and 90’s mainly but we have gone back to the 70’s once or twice.




This week we are going to 90’s, too show that launched one of the biggest movies stars in the world George Clooney. Thats right, this weeks TV Rewind is ER. ER first aired in 1994 and ran for 15 season ending in 2009, making it one of the longest running TV dramas in US TV history. It had over 330 episodes and countless awards and huge ratings. ER was set in the fictional hospital of County General in Chicago. It followed the life of the staff of the Emergence room as they dealt with the none stop nature of the job and all the problems that came with it. The original cast was George Clooney, Anthony Edwards, Sherry Stringfield, Noah Wyle, Eriq La Salle, and Julianna Marfulies.

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One of the things that people loved about the show was the characters the medicine was a big part of the show but it was mainly about how these people dealt with there pirate lives and how the hospital got in the way of there private lives. the writing was great and the story lines were second to none. At times it was a bit hard to fellow what was happing but people stuck with it. Critics and viewers alike love the show (it would explain how it got 15  seasons)  At the hight of its popularity upwards of 30 million people were tuning in each week to see what the next episode had in store for the doctors at County General.

I must confess I never did get past the 9th season I kept losing interest but it is one of those show that I want to watch form start to finsh and I will do it some day. did you watch ER when it was on if you did let me know what you taught about it and who was your favourite character. If you would like to suggest a Show for TV rewind all you have to do is leave your suggestion in the comment box below. You can also cheek out last weeks TV Rewind Here. Thanks for reading until next time keep on Viewing.




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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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Sunday Recovery
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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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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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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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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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