Thursday, January 21, 2010

Republic of Doyle: Episode 3 - Revised

Mediocre. I think that about sums it up. Some parts were enjoyable, others not so much...Episode 2 is still the best of the three that have aired so far in my humble opinion....but I will be back for Episode 4 nonetheless.

...I am returning to this post after a couple of days to elaborate a bit...

While I still don't think Jake has proved himself as a "rogue" in some senses of the word, he has certainly solidified his image as a bit of a player. (I'm glad they didn't have him sleep with the Constable, though.)

The show was lacking some punch this week.

I am seeing some definite improvements in Krystin Pellerin's character, who is becoming more multi-faceted. However, I don't particularly enjoy the character of Tinny.

The guest appearances by well-known Newfoundlanders are kind of neat, and I'm looking forward to seeing who will be next. I enjoyed both Mary Walsh and Greg Malone Wednesday night. Incidentally, a little lesser known Newfoundlander (who happens to be a friend of mine) also made a "guest appearance" on the golf course of Episode 3...although he was definitely making an astute and practical observation when he advised that I should have a magnifying device handy if I wanted to see him in the shots in which he appeared.

It was good to see good ole George again. The western bars and pubs are just not the same...


  1. I totally agree with your comments about "Republic". Too much of it seems forced, even contrived. Try saying that around here (NF) in some quarters will get you tried for treason, as if you are a traitor to the province if you don't like it. Anyway, your blog is quite interesting!

  2. Thanks for your comment. I find they aren't always able to strike the right balance in the show and episode 3 went a little too over the top with some things in my opinion - but not in a good way. It also seems like a lot of pieces of the plot are not flowing well enough...they often seem choppy and disjointed in a way. I'm hoping as the season goes on there will be more improvements and they will be able to achieve the right equilibrium more consistently (I know it's already all been filmed, but we haven't seen the rest of the episodes yet). Glad you find the blog interesting. Drop back again sometime :0)