TV & Radio
Why you need to make the switch
With the Digital Switch nearly upon us, JOE has decided to give you a few reasons why you need to make that switch.
Today we outlined what the switch is all about for those in the dark, as that's exactly where you will be at 10am tomorrow if you are one of the 100,000 affected that has not yet changed to Saorview.
Breaking Bad, TG4
Is there a more popular show around at the moment? JOE caught up with Bryan Cranston last week and he is as impressive off the screen as he is on it.
Thursday nights at 11pm have become the venue of choice to watch the story of Walter White as he turns from teaching to a major player in the drug business along with a drug-addicted former student of his. It will make sense when you watch it, trust us.
The show seems to have captivated most people here and all eyes will be on the eagerly awaited second half to the fifth series when it comes out next summer.
Watch Billo and the lads panel talk football on RTE
While the Irish team haven’t given us too much to cheer about recently, Bill O’Herlihy and his panel have provided some top class entertainment in their analysis. The international coverage in particular has pulled in huge viewers, an amazing feat when you consider the fare on the pitch.
The simple reason is that John Giles, Liam Brady, Eamon Dunphy and more recently Richie Sadlier have weighed in with their own thoughts on the current set-up and there's plenty of honesty at all times. With Brady’s connection to Trap and the Irish side, his opinions differ in severity from the rest of the motley crew and sparks are never far away.
Whatever about our chances of qualification, you don’t want to miss out on the most honest and hard-hitting punditry on television. Quite simply if you don’t find these guys top notch, then potter back to your bland BBC coverage and try and find yourself a personality en route.
The crime drama is coming back to our screens very soon and is a big favourite in the JOE office. Clearly it is a ‘must-see’ for a lot of people as it was the most watched programme in Ireland in 2011.
As well as some gripping storylines, some of the characters are rather easy on the eye. If that is not enough reason to make the switch, then enjoy the darkness!
Celebrity Bainisteoir, RTE
This weekend sees Roz Purcell’s Newtown Cashel from Longford take on Calum Best’s Moy Davitts side from Mayo. This year has seen more glamour than ever before and we thoroughly enjoyed Roz’s decision to honour her bet and train her team in her bikini after they won their opening fixture.
Forget about Donegal, it is the model who is revolutionising Gaelic football.
The final is on Sunday in Croke Park and who knows what Roz will do if her Longford side emerge victorious?