Episode 15: Let’s go outside
Firstly I apologise for the sound quality. It was a gorgeous day when we recorded this so we decided to record out in the back garden. This experience would have been much improved for you if I had put the wind cover thingy on the microphone. Enjoy the breezes, buzzy bees and birds: that was the summer! A bumper show this episode which I hope will keep you going until the next one. (Goes off to change the sous titre on the blog from weekly to occasional…)
It’s kinda like the daytime chat shows where they have that one outside broadcast every year. A long tradition in our chosen medium.
01m09s We’re looking for a Big Brother (BB) correspondent! Want to come and talk about it with us? Leave a comment below. Thanks!
01m50s Rosemary tells us she missed a big opportunity because she didn’t watch BB last year
02m28s BB is taking over TV and summer tv is a coming in
02m41s I admit that I watched that crazy first episode of the new series of The Hills
03m35s I also found Heidi’s video “Superficial” on YouTube
03m58s Another embarrassing revelation from Rosemary about her pop habit. To be fair she does make a living from it
04m07s Summer schedules do allow space for other shows that might not normally get aired.
04m27s We both missed Saturday Night with Miriam: Rosemary was away and I wanted to stay married.
04m48s Rosemary queries the “coolness” of watching 5 year old Lost (as I currently am) as opposed to Miriam. I never said nuttin about being cool!
05m03s However Rosemary’s mum saw Brendan O’Carroll on Saturday Night with Miriam. Television by proxy?
05m22s I wonder how on earth do production companies cope with the uncertainty of whether they get another series.
05m35s Lost Season 3 Spoiler alert although I kind of presume that anybody who wants to see it has seen it at this stage, right?
06m47s Rosemary watched S1 of The Sopranos while on holiday
07m13s Another series that had a real cliffhanger for an ending was True Blood and I wonder when oh when will we see it here in Ireland. I am wondering this even more since I heard the news that they have been granted a fourth series. I haven’t even seen 2 and 3!
09m00s We can’t remember which station aired True Blood in the first place. We are really good at TV reviewing aren’t we?
09m24s I am flabbergasted by the fact that whichever station that showed S1 of True Blood hasn’t shown S2.
09m40s Rosemary points out that Alexander Skaarsgaaaarrdd is “only getting hotter”. I often wondered who he was…
09m55s Rosemary compares the Bill/ Eric dynamic to the Edward/ Jacob
10m27s Rosemary tells us about this musical gem
10m49s I digress slightly into a very uninteresting aside about a very uninteresting guest on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross
11m18s Rosemary is startled by Huckle the cat who has been reclining in the shade of a bush whilst we idiots burn.
12m12s If you don’t get sarcasm don’t listen to this
12m19s I did my bestest to find out why my UPC recorder did not record the final episodes of Damages
13m51s I am totally flabbergasted by something I am told by RTÉ. (I flabbergast easily; very sheltered life.) Listen and be flabbergasted with me. Or maybe your life is way more flabbergatastic than mine…
15m33s So the missing episodes of Damages didn’t seem to be because RTÉ didn’t broadcast them so I contacted UPC to see if they could shed light on the mystery. I contacted them on Twitter and they are @WeAreUpc on the Twitter
16m53s I’ve been in touch with UPC’s (software) upgrade team
17m27s We discuss the merits of writing a letter to UPC based on Rosemary recently seeing Greenberg with Ben Stiller
18m16s I know UPC are the company people love to hate and I understand how tough it is working in support or customer services but I think I’ve been more than reasonable
19m42s We talk a bit about how our dream UPC or digital TV recorder would work
UPDATE: Since I edited this podcast I have been in touch with UPC again. Apparently they did not receive my original email and as I have recently had some email issues that is probably the case. I have resent the email and will let you know the upshot.
20m26s A swift switch to discussing Inside Nature’s Giants
20m55s Some gastronomic advice from Rosemary for those bound for Normandy. And who ever said this was just a telly podcast?
21m42s And now you will hear the Segue of the Year. Yes indeed from weird French sausages to Hung. Not being the natural comics we do labour it a bit.
22m31s Hung has been recommissioned for a second series. Both Rosemary and I agree on this one: we both really enjoyed it
23m13s A brief summary of Hung
24m24s I am such a lady I can’t even name Ray’s biggest asset!
25m46s The question is, of course, what if you turned the tables? What if the series was about a female prostitute? Rosemary claims that Secret Diary of a Call Girl covers this ground
27m13s In another aside I recommend the IMDB app for your iPhone especially if you are like me and it melts your head if you can’t immediately place where you have previously seen an actor. Rosemary is very keen on the idea of this app.
27m32s Rosemary tells us about her dream app and I promise to check out the details of Plink. Here’s where I heard about this search tool originally.
29m19s Rosemary thinks HBO wasted an opportunity to break new ground considering their previous form when it comes to sexual politics.
30m13s We don’t quite discuss violence against women on television but we will some day.
30m42s One of the refreshing aspects of the show was that the cast are not unrealistically good looking unless it’s essential to their character.
33m36s Stop listening now if you don’t want to hear a Hung spoiler.
35m40s I decide to right our wrongs by watching The Limits of Liberty with Diarmaid Ferriter (this is no longer available on the Player…)
36m57s I do comment on Ferriter’s amount of walking especially as he makes such a meal of it.
39m05s I wonder why, if a programme is made for RTÉ under the Sound & Vision scheme, why does it only stay on the RTÉ player for 2 weeks? Surely it belongs to us?
39m47s Rosemary wonders why Reeling in the Years isn’t always available when she need a good cry (??!!) or if like me you’d like to see what happened in your birth year.
42m09s We precede to discuss the cost of condoms and the fact that you can get pregnancy tests in Lidl because this is a telly podcast…
43m01s The Glee season finale: totally ridiculous. Quinn dancing on stage one minute; labouring the next. Total nonsense. Never mind the fact that her bump was tiny. Really don’t get me started about how pregnancy is represented in the media. More Female Myths!
43m44s Myself and Rosemary are still not 100% clear who blew up the Four Courts. And imagine they did it for us, a future generation. The shame. However there is some incisive political comment involving the two main political parties, teenage discos and snogging. Listen and weep.
44m47s Since we last cast Rosemary went to see Sex & the City 2 and advises you NOT to.