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When Diego heard a cat

Our chihuahua Diego’s favourite time of the day is when I tell him, “we watch TV!” He looks up expectantly and runs into the living room. We’ll sit down on the couch and Diego will jump up on one of us and settle down for a sleep and gentle rubs.

We’re going through the 1978 series of All Creatures Great and Small right now. It was prompted by the appearance of the new series but my wife prefers the old one so I bought her the box set for Christmas, ripped all the DVDs so we can play them through Plex on the TV. Watching one episode a night, this will keep us going for quite some time!

Last night we watched Tricks of the Trade, an episode where James Herriot finds a tiny black kitten at the side of the road. He brings it to the farm he’s visiting where the kitten is cared for in a wonderful way.

However, before the kitten comes home he is loud in his attempts to gain attention, meowing for all to hear, and that includes Diego. He sat up straight, looked at the TV and watched for several minutes!

It’s not the first time he’s watched All Creatures Great and Small. In other episodes the sound of dogs barking and people calling after them has grabbed his attention and he’ll look up sleepily at the TV, I’m sure wondering where those dogs are.

If you like the new series, you’ll love the old one too. If you haven’t seen the new series but have fond memories of watching it in the past go out and buy the box set and enjoy it all over again!

The box set is on the Golden Discs website, but can also be found on Amazon. However, Golden Discs was much cheaper. YMMV.

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Who’s on first?

I love this sketch.

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Matt leBlanc is the winner of the reunion

If you look at one thing today on Twitter, it should be #mattleblanc as Irish Twitter went on a journey of appreciation for Matt leBlanc as he appeared in the recent “Friends: The Reunion“.

He looks like an Irish uncle and people added typical things that uncles say.

I doubt I’ll ever watch Friends again but Friends Reunited was a wonderful trip down memory lane.

Maitiú deFaoite is welcome here any time!

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A real life Goldbergs episode

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Battlestar Galactica Explained

It only takes 8 minutes to explain what happened in Battlestar Galactica. I watched every episode and did not know or maybe forgot several key points in the story that are explained here.

This video is obviously full of spoilers but it makes me want to watch the series again! That show was so good, then it got so bad, and the twist at the end was great.

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The Office Matrix

Fan of the US Office? Check!
Fan of the Matrix movies? Check!

Here’s a never-before-seen cold open from the US Office that was only released on January 1st 2021!

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Mission Impossible: Ireland

The IMF team visited Ireland, in 1988. This is no Tom Cruise movie. This is the 1988-1990 remake of the 70’s hit TV series and I was glued to it.

Shame about the awful Irish accents but this was around the time of Far and Away when Tom made an appearance alongside Nicole Kidman with some really dire accents.





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People really love the new MacGyver

Check out the reviews on imdb.com!

Well, ok. They don’t, but never mind that. Watch a few clips from the original MacGyver series! There are plenty on Youtube.

The real MacGyver
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Remember when Miley and Fidelma rolled in the hay?

That was 1998!

The Reeling in the Years for 2016 will be an eye-opener, but I bet 2019 will be even crazier.

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The Ministry of Time

Or “El Ministerio del Tiempo” as it’s called in it’s native Spanish.

I’ve only watched one episode but this time traveling sci-fi series is off to a great start, and the whole thing is available on Netflix. Thankfully with subtitles!