The Young Offenders

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by telbert, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. telbert

    telbert Do you like sponge?

    Anyone seen this ? Spin off series from the 2016(?) fillum .Cork based shenanigans that's brilliantly funny with great characters and very clever writing. Episodes 1,2 & 3 downloadable now on iplayer.Well worth watching.
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  2. Leafster

    Leafster From the FRow

    Yes, I saw the film on Netflix a while ago and recently spotted the TV series on iplayer. I've enjoyed all of it although I found the Cork accent a little tricky to begin with.
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  3. heinous seamus

    heinous seamus til clay-cauld death shall blind my ee

    I liked the film. Didn't realise this series was related - will give it a watch.
  4. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    I think its brilliant!
    Very funny and witty but also brings a tear to the eye at times. :)
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  5. Lupa

    Lupa Well-Known Member

    Series 1 episode 1

    Series 1 episode 2

    Series 1 episode 3

    Series 1 episode 4

    Series 1 episode 5

    Love them... :D
  6. fucthest8

    fucthest8 What the zarking fardwark was that?

    The film was brilliant, the TV show is a little bit more hit-and-miss, but great all the same. As kittyP said, quite emotional at times as well, excellent portrayal of friendship, growing up and what are essentially a pair of hapless berks just trying to get by.
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  7. sojourner

    sojourner Where's me readers?

    Ooo - I did watch the film but had no idea there was something new on iplayer, nice one!
  8. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    I love it.
  9. Poot

    Poot Everyone's a superhero, everyone's a Captain Kirk

    It occurred to me that I've never heard a Cork accent before - that was a surprise!
  10. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    Loads of Cork people were indentured labourers on the Jamaican plantations before or during the early slavery days. All that Ting is Irish!
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  11. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I'm up to episode 4 now, which I think is the best so far (the one where they buy a new fridge). Like others, it took me about half an episode to adapt to the accents, but once you do it's got some lovely touches.
  12. fucthest8

    fucthest8 What the zarking fardwark was that?

    Christmas Special on iPlayer now :thumbs:
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  13. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    I caught up on the special last night, and it's very good.
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  14. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Feck the Halls

    Went to bed on Thursday and scrolled through iPlayer looking for something to watch (my skybox is full of Mary Berry does Christmas shit that I'll no doubt get round to in good time :hmm:). Made the mistake of clicking on episode one of 'The Young Offenders'

    ...I finished S1 and the recent special with at least two hours to spare before having to get up for a ten hour shift(!) :D :facepalm: :thumbs:
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