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Do you remember the show where …

Years ago, I would guess almost 20 years ago, there was a late night show on TV that has stuck in my brain ever since.

This show had a Twilight Zone vibe about it. It was set in a diner/restaurant where time stood still. I’m pretty sure there were multiple episodes but I only remember one.

In the opening scene a waitress is wiping down a table when a shot rings out outside. A man staggers in clutching his chest. He’s been shot and has only moments to live. Time has stopped in the diner so he tells his story and resolves the troubles in his life.

By the end of the show he knows he has to leave, the waitress tells him time will start again. He knows he will die. He walks out the door and the show ends.

Does that ring a bell for anyone? I’ve looked online but it’s hard to find information about an obscure show from so long ago.

Misfits (Of Science)

Before I started watching the British science fiction tv series Misfits I thought it might be a remake of Misfits of Science, a tv show that aired in the mid 80′s. I couldn’t be more wrong. The new show is so much darker and edgier. None of the fluffy woolly brightness of superheroes who always do the right thing. Definitely worth watching!

You can watch the Misfits trailer too but E4 won’t allow me to embed it so you’ll have to go to Youtube. Silly.

I never realised Courteney Cox starred in the Misfits of SCience. ‘Course as a 10 year old I had no idea who she was back then and this was long before Friends.

Miley Cyrus vs Miley Byrne

Well Holy God! Did ya ever think there’d be another Miley to rival our own Miley Byrne? Apparently Myley Cyrus is a young actress/singer who stars “as Miley Stewart/”Hannah Montana” in the television series Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel.” I’d never hear of her before coming across this post on WordPress.com but what do you know, she’s famous! That explains all those Hannah Montana lunchboxes in the shops.

Meanwhile, the real Miley was a character in the Irish soap Glenroe that enthralled the Irish nation during the 80′s and 90′s. Mick Lally who played the character recently joined TG4′s Ros na Run. Must set that up to record later. He also released a single that flew up the charts to hit the no. 1 spot in Ireland. Check it out on Youtube. There is also an atrocious remix of the Glenroe theme song by Dustin. Oh dear, prepare to have your ears assaulted if you click that link!

A song from the series, The By-Road to Glenroe, performed by Mick Lally, was released as a single in Ireland in 1990, featuring the Jim Lockhart version of the theme tune as its B-side, and reached Number 1 in the Irish singles chart.

I did a double take when I heard about Miley Cyrus, thinking of Miley from Glenroe of course. The same happened when I first heard Fergie on the radio. I thought, “she doesn’t have such a bad voice for a British Royal.”

In The Name Of The Fada

In the Name of the Fada

You’ll already know about the Irish version of Jump Around by Des Bishop if you’re a regular reader here, but if you have missed previous episodes, please watch the last episode of “In The Name Of The Fada”. It’s on RTE 1 tonight at 10:15pm. Sky+ is set to record it here.

We just watched the 5th episode in New York and Boston and totally enjoyed it. That Korean guy in Times Square had a brilliant grasp of Irish even though he’d never been to Ireland. I’m looking forward to the last episode, even if it does make me feel embarrassed that I’ve forgotten so much of the language…

“Ta sé fucking brilliant!”

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