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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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
August 11, 2016
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Hi and welcome to this weeks TV Rewind. If this is your first time reading TV Rewind, then welcome. The Idea of TV Rewind is to look back at some of the shows that we used to watch growing and maybe still watch today. This week is no different.

This week we are going back to 1987 and we are taking a look at Star Trek The Next Generation.




Star Trek The Next Generation was the follow up too the original Star Trek show. It first aired in 1987 and ran fro 7 years and 4 movies. The show stared Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaten, and  Whoopi Goldberg to name a few. It was set 70 years after the end of original Star Trek finished. This was the sixth crew to take charge of the famous Enterprise.

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The show enjoyed the same success that followed the original show and became one of NBC’s most watched show on their network. It ran for  over 170 episodes.

The show was cancelled after the seventh season which was a shock to the cast and crew because it was enjoying constantly high ratings, plus the cast was contracted for an eight season. Many believe it was cancelled because the cost of wages would get to expensive also there was movies planed and the network taught the movies would perform better if there wasn’t a show on at the same time.

When the Next Generation came out it cause a divide in the Star Trek fans. They could not agree on who was a better captain, was it Captain Kirk, Star Trek Original (William Shatner) or Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) Which was your favourite let me know by leaving a comment below.

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Over all Star Trek The Next Generation was a much loved show and could have gone on for a few more seasons if it wanted. Did you watch Star Trek the Next Generation, if you did let me know what you taught about it by leaving comment below in the comment box. If you  would like to suggest a show for next weeks TV Rewind you can leave you suggestion in the comment box. You can also check out last week 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 14, 2016
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Hi and welcome to this weeks TV Rewind. If you are new to TV Rewind it is simple we take a look back at all the shows that we used to watch when we were kids 80’s 90’s. We have gone through a lot of shows since we have started doing TV Rewind but don’t worry there is still a lot more shows out there. This week we are taking a look back at Sabrina The Teenage Witch. I think most people I knew watched this show but some wouldn’t admit it because they were too cool to watch it. I didn’t really give a dame I watched it.




The show was about a teenage girl who is sent to live with her ants, who tell her that she is a witch and that she will have to learn how to control her powers and figure out the family secret if she is to become a full licensed witch. O and I forgot to tell ye about there talking cat who was a witch that broke the rules of the witches council and as punishment got turned into a cat for the rest of his long long life. It was a comedy show that went for cheap laughs (which worked) and had a leading lady that a lot of people had a crush on (including me) so the show worked on a few levels.

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The show came from the comic book Archie. It aired for the first time in 1996, to over 17 million people, and ran for 7 seasons (the first 3 4 on ABC and the last 3 on The WB). The first four seasons dealt with Sabrina in high school and dealing with her powers and and everyday life and the last 3 seasons dealt with Sabrina in collage and hiding her powers from her room mates and work mates. By the time the third season had started I had growing out of the show and lost interest in it so I can’t really say what the later seasons were like but judging by the drop in ratings it must not have being any good.

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The show finished in 2003 with ratings of only 3 million a big drop from the first show and its 17 million. Do you remember Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, What did you think of the show? Did you watch all 7 seasons? let me know by leaving a comment below in the comment box. If you would like to suggest a show for next weeks TV Rewind just leave you suggestion 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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Aaron Tansey
June 22, 2016
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Hi every one and welcome to this weeks TV Rewind. In the short year and a half that Viewit.ie has being in existence, there has been over 30 TV Rewinds. Now as the site keeps growing we keep getting more and more new viewers, and one of those new viewers asked me to do a TV Rewind of Glenroe. Now for our Irish and English Viewers a lot of people will know what Glenroe was but for the rest of the world, not so much.




Well Glenroe was a soap made for RTE. It was a spin off of an other Soap made for RTE called the Riordans which ran from 1965 to 1979. ( Some say the Riordans inspired the English soap Emmerdale Farm). Glenroe first aired in September 1983 and for 18 years with the final episode being aired in May of 2003. The show was set in the Fictional rural village of Glenroe County Cork. Staring Mick Lally, Joe Lynch and Gabriel Byrne and a host of others the show followed the life of Miley and Biddy. Miley wanted a wife and he had his eyes set on Biddy and there was a lot of will they wont they, (spoiler alert) they did in 1985 they got married. Miley and biddy were the central characters but there was a lot going on in the small Cork town of Glenroe. There was affairs local business men trying to make a quick few pounds of the poor famers, the show also dealt with Religion a lot and also the Travailing Community.

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The show quickly became one of the most watched shows on Irish TV. The Sunday night families would watch the show together as the kids didn’t want to go to bed yet and would have watched paint dry to avoid this were happy to watch the going on in Glenroe while the parents were happy with all the gossip that was also going on but going over the kids heads, like the time Miley had an affair with Fidelma in the barn this had the nation talking for weeks after.

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My memory of Glenroe is patchy. Like most kids I knew that if I wanted to stay up a bit later on a sunday night I would have to watch Glenroe. One thing that did stick out for me was the car crash where Biddy dies. I just Remember the sense of shock in the sitting room and the silence as well. I think it was the same all around the country I could be wrong. For 18 seasons we were kept entrained and many were sad to see Glenroe go off the air in 2001 but others did feel the show had run its course, and so on  the 6th of may 2001 we all said good buy to Glenroe. Looking back at the shows now I think it showed how innocent we were as a country which was a good thing it was simpler back then. Did you watch Glenroe, what did you think of it let me know what you taught about it by leaving a comment below. If you would like to suggest a show for next weeks TV Rewind you can leave your suggestion in the comment. 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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