It’s St Patrick’s Day here in Australia. To celebrate, I’ve been blasting the ballad of my people on repeat — C’est la vie by B*witched. And I guess we could also watch some Irish stuff.
Sadly, Taken, is not streaming. Nor is Gangs of New York or The Boondock Saints. I will not stand for this persecution.
Unpopular Opinion: the best British comedy show of all time.
Netflix: Bernard Black runs his own bookshop even though he doesn’t much like people who buy books and hates having customers. Next door to Bernard’s shop is the Nifty Gifty gift shop run by Fran…
This show is awesome. Get on it.
Netflix: A notorious gang in 1919 Birmingham, England, is led by the fierce Tommy Shelby, a crime boss set on moving up in the world no matter the cost.
I feel like I’m the only person under 50 who remembers this show.
Netflix: Dermot Morgan stars as Father Ted, one of three Catholic priests who are exiled to a remote Irish island after misdeeds brought them under the scrutiny of the bishop. There, the priests are tended to…
Netflix: As World War I rages, three women and their families in Dublin choose sides in the violent Easter Rising revolt against British rule.
This is genuinely super cool.
Netflix: This film takes a loving look at traditional Irish pubs and the people who run them, highlighting the friendships they share with loyal customers.
Brutal and based on a true story.
Netflix: Outnumbered, cut off from reinforcements, abandoned by their leaders. They won’t surrender until every bullet is fired.
A film starring Christopher Walken that I didn’t know about. I need to go and reassess my life.
Stan: Oscar®-winner Christopher Walken, Val Kilmer, and Ray Stevenson star in KILL THE IRISHMAN, the true story of a tough Irish thug working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970s.
Crime! Family drama! The mid-2000s!
Stan: Placed in a fictional Irish neighborhood in Providence, Rhode Island known as “The Hill,” the series explores what lengths people go to achieve the elusive American dream.
I cry my eyes out every damn time.
Stan: Holly is beautiful, smart and married to the love of her life — a passionate, funny and impetuous Irishman named Gerry. So when Gerry’s life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly.
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