RTE's Movie Show gets canned, shocker.
Apologies, it's been "suspended". In short, it's off the air for the time being. Ford must be pleased.
According to The Star, "The programme, which kicked off on November 1 last, was only seven weeks into a planned 16-week run when it was dropped from the schedule."
An RTE spokesperson said: "Given that performance wasn’t at levels we hoped for, we took the decision to suspend the run so that we can look at options for improving it... Once we have completed that process we will take a decision on how to proceed."
There are a number of ways to improve it, most of which have been addressed in this here rant I made earlier. Again, in short, lose Eoghan McDermott. He's the last person that should've been shoehorned in there.
Story by Sheena McGinley | 12:59 | Thursday 17th January 2013 | TV News
I didn't think much of The Movie Show. There were too many varying reviewers, when the presenters should clearly be the ones reviewing the films. I also didn't like how they only reviewed mainstream films and ignored indie and arthouse films.Posted 18:34 | Thu 17th Jan 2013
They had a movie show? Smart move would be to have voice overs and clever (but cheap) writers instead of wasting money on "RTE faces" or even something like the top 10 countdown show like Sky uses for filler between shows. The last thing they need is more talking heads, expensive phone in competitions, and endless product placement, they already have The Afternoon Show for that level of awfulness. Hell even stick a camera in 2FM and inter-cut some clips and trailers with the movie reviews Dave Fanning does every week and air those in the middle of the night or between shows as filler.Posted 13:32 | Fri 18th Jan 2013
They barely reviewed films. They just gave information on who was in it and a rough plot synopsis. Anything resembling an opinion or critical analysis was sorely lacking. From a personal stand-point, I found neither of the presenters had any great charm or charisma but could get over that if they knew enough about film (remember Barry Norman and Film 72 to Film 98 on BBC. No great energy but was great viewing). The guest reviewers seemed to be just randomers and this meant that there was no consistency. I didn't even watch the second show. RTE don't need yet another John Kelly-style arts-wank show (I wouldn't watch that either) but there must be something in the middle. Another one on the FAIL list for RTE, this time anyway! Fair dues on Love/Hate though!Posted 13:46 | Fri 18th Jan 2013
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