Perfect cast and a good story
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Stumbled across this series...The quality of the writing and acting is superb.A cast of the creme de la creme of the Irish acting fraternity, including Aidan Gillen of Game Of Thrones ('Littlefinger') fame and the fragile sensitivity, punctuated with bursts of extreme violence, of Robert Sheehan, to name but two of the stars of this show. But the whole cast are delivering stellar performances. In the same league as The Wire. Or The Bridge and The Killing (the Nordic versions)...Also favourably reminiscent of Trainspotting and The Acid House. With a great soundtrack to match!The accents aren't so broad that the non-Irish English speaking ear can't follow the dialogue without subtitles...This series beats any of the Brit crime thrillers that I've seen in the last 10 years, and that is saying something!It really pays to follow links down the rabbit hole. Sometimes you strike gold!This series is definitely gold.
When I first heard of Love/Hate from the lads I simply passed it off as another poorly produced RTE show that will lose audiences within a month. I can honestly tell you now that it was the Wrongest I've ever been in my entire life. Love/Hate has taken a forceful hold on me since the very First episode with its fantastic writing well scripted characters and an honest take on gangland DublinAs the show has gone on it's clear that Love/Hate has dramatically improved into one of those shows that should not only have critical acclaim from the Irish nation but rather from the every nation.Its the closest an Irish show will ever get to the best ever made such as the Wire and The sopranos and it gives it a good run for its money.With the sudden news that Season 5 of Love/Hate will be its last viewers can walk away from the show mesmerized by its fine attention to detail and again by the brilliant dialog from the shows writers. Love/Hate needs to be known to people. If not now than soon because it truly is a fantastic show with a lot of Love and no Hate!
This has to be one of the best crime drama serious to come out of rte in a long time, the acting is superb the drama is edge of the seat and story line never leaves the watcher in any confusion about what is going on its a bit like being part of the story you get so engrossed and the action never leaves you wanting, I would love to see a full length film from the writer Stuart Carolan and i will be looking out for any thing else he may have done this is a total recommendation with no res aversions about the quality of this crime/drama i gave it 9 out of 10 only because i had to sit and watch the ads on telly as well not really the shows fault lol
Being Irish myself, I was at first hesitant about this show. I mean, how good could it really be right? Especially when the bar has been set by the likes of Fair City...or Glenroe. But, I said I'd take my chances...and, boy, am I glad I did! Love/Hate is gritty, funny, dramatic, intense. It leaves you with cliffhangers, and has you constantly thinking about what's going to happen next. The cast do an amazing job - sometimes I can't believe it's Irish talent I'm seeing on my screen - and, best of all, the series' are short and sweet; with 4 episodes in season 1, and 6 episodes (each) in seasons 2 & 3. I urge everyone to watch this show! Even the gardaí (cops in Ireland) think its realistic...Try it out. You won't be disappointed!10/10