TV Rewind
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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Saturday Night Stay In Movie
Blog Comedy Review
Aaron Tansey
August 19, 2016
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Hi and welcome to this weeks Saturday Night Stay In Movie (S.N.S.I.M). If you are new to S.N.S.I.M let me tell you what it is about. There are two groups of people on a Saturday night. The first group is the people that go out and party and have a good time. The second group of people are the one that stay in for what ever reason. This blog is for the second group of
people.




This week I am going with a comedy staring Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham, and Robert Downey Jr. It is of course Bowfinger. Steve Martin stars as a producer that never got his break so he decides to make things happen for himself. He decides to put his life saving into a movie and try and shoot it with one of the biggest stars on the planet but the only thing is the star (Eddie Murphy) doesn’t know he is even in a movie.

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As you can expect it is bit mad, but that is what makes it brilliant. This is one of my favourite comedies ever. Steve Martin was at his best as the producer who will say and promise you anything to get his movie made. Eddie Murphy was also at the hight of his career and works very well with Martin, first as Kit Ramsey and then Jiff Ramsey Kits twin brother.

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This is your typical Steve Martin movie full of laughs and none stop puns. If you liked movies like Roxanne and the Man with Two Brains then you will love this movie too.

Over all this is a great movie that everyone can enjoy. Here is the trailer, have a look

Have you seen Bowfinger before? If you have let me know what you taught of it by leaving a a comment in the comment box below. If you would like to suggest a film for next weeks Saturday Night Stay In Movie you can by leaving your suggestion in the comment box below. 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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TV Rewind
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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TV Rewind
Blog Comedy Review
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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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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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 Comedy Review Series
Aaron Tansey
October 15, 2015
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Hi Viewers and welcome to this week TV Rewind. We are going back to the late 90’s its a sitcom and no it’s not Friends we did that all ready check it out here. We are going to take a look back at The Hughleys, I don’t know if it was that popular in Ireland but it was pretty big in the States. The Hughleys was about a successful black businessman who movies his family from south central to a mainly white neighbourhood in the San Fernando Valley. it stared funny man D.L.Hughley as the father and Elise Neal as the mother.

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The reason I started watching The Hughleys was because I had seen Hughley in an other great show Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. This show aired for one season in 2006 and that where I first scene Hughley. shortly after the Studio 60 was cancelled one of the channels on sky (I cant remember which one) start showing The Hughleys and that when I started watching it and I loved it. It was a fish out of water show and the way Hughley tried to remember where he came from and also fit in with his new community got him into very funny situations.  The fourth season ended in 2002 with a cliff hanger 2 part series finale, but the show was cancelled due to poor ratings. Here is a the intro to remind you about the Hughleys

Do you remember this show if you do let me know what you taught of it bye leaving a comment below. You can check out last weeks TV Rewind here. Thanks for reading we are taken a brake for a while but TV Rewind will be back in 2016, until then keep on Viewing.

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Saturday Night Stay In Movie
Anime Blog Children/Family Comedy
Aaron Tansey
October 9, 2015
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This weeks Saturday Night Stay In Move is 20 years old this year. (I couldn’t believe it either when I heard.) Toy Story it was released on November 22 1995. Toy Story was one of those films that changed a genre, it changed the way that animation is made moving from the old style of Beauty and the Beast others. Toy Story was the first animated film to be fully computer-generated animated film, which popularised 3D computer animation technologies. In other words it looked great. Plus the story line was great. Im not afraid to admit that when I was younger I used to think that my toy would come alive at night and just be normal people. so this Idea captured the imagination of the kids and the humour in the film also applied to growing ups as well as kids.

Toy Story was produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures. What some of you might not know was that Steve Jobs, Yes the founder of Apple, was an executive producer on this film. Steve Founded the company The Graphics Group which was later renamed Pixar,

The storyline was simple when the kid is not around the toys come to life and talk about what was the best way to make their kid happy. All this gets turned upside down when a new toy is put in the mix Space man Buzz Lightyear, but he doesn’t know that he is just a Toy he quickly becomes Andy’s favourite toy making Woody jealous. Things go wrong when the family moves house and the toy get ardently left behind Woody and Buzz must work together to get the toy back to Andy.

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The movie was a huge box office success with a world aid taking of over $361 million, there was two more toy Story’s made with the fourth one in production. This is great family movie especially if you kids have never seen the first one. Here is the trailer

Let me know what you think of Toy Story by leaving a comment below, and if you would like to suggest a Saturday Night Stay In Movie next week get in touch with us on VIewit, Facebook, Twitter, and Google +. You can check out last weeks Saturday Night Stay In Movie here. Thanks for reading I will see you all next week until then keep on Viewing.

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TV Rewind
Blog Comedy Review
Aaron Tansey
September 17, 2015
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Hi Viewers and welcome to this weeks TV Rewind. This week we are looking back at Blackadder a BBC1 period sitcom staring Rowan Atkinson (Also famous as Mr Bean) The show fist aired in 1983 and ran for 4 seasons ending in 1989. The shows main cast was had some true legends staring along side Athinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny Miranda Ridhardson, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

Each series was set in a different historical period, with the 2 protagonists accompanied by different characters, though several reappear in oner series or another. The first series was just cladded The Black Adder and was set in 1485, at the end of the British Middle Ages. Black Adder was the son of Richard IV who is king and he keeps trying and felling to impress his father.

Series 2 is called Blackadder II and is set in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth (1558-1603) who is played by Miranda Rishardson. Edmund, Blackadder is the great-grandson of the original Blackadder. During the series Blackadder has to deal with the Queen, her obsequious Lord Chamberlain Lord Melcheet (Stephan Fry)-his rival-and the Queens demented former Nanny Nursie (Patsy Byrne).

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The third series was called Blackadder the Third and was in the late 18th early 19th centuries in which Edmund Blackadder Esquire is the butler to Prince Regent, the Prince of Wales (played by Hugh Laurie)

The fourth series was called Blackadder Goes Forth and was set in 1917, on the western front in the trenches of the First World War. Another “big Push” is planed and Captain Blackadder’s goal is to avoid being killed, but his schemes alway land him back in the trenches.

Blackadder was one of the BBC’s best sitcoms up there with Faulty towers (read that TV Rewind Here) and Only fools and horses. It helped launch some big careers the likes of Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. The show was the second best British sitcom in 2004. Here is a look back and some of its best bits.

If you remember Blackadder let me know what you taught of it by leaving a comment below. If you would like to suggest a TV Rewind get in contact with us at Viewit, Facebook, Twitter or Google +. Check out last weeks TV Rewind Here

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