There is no baptism of fire more treacherous than that of a Twitter reaction. Alison Spittle's new sitcom Nowhere Fast debuted on the RTE 2 last night and afterwards people took to social media to give their opinion on the pilot episode.
Though RTÉ have not had a great track record with scripted comedy over the years Nowhere Fast seemed to strike a chord with it's audience as they tweeted in force their support of the show:
— Rubber Bandits (@Rubberbandits) November 13, 2017
I have seen the first episode of #NowhereFast (Tonight RTE2 10pm) And it is absolutely worth a half an hour of your life. So hand it over.
— Eithne Shortall (@eithneshortall) November 13, 2017
My Mam actually stopped knitting to laugh when the full dinner went in th bin! No higher praise can be given!!!!! #NowhereFast
— Brian Flanagan (@brianjf_81) November 13, 2017
"Anthony Creggan looks like a lad who wanks over briquettes" - has there ever been a funnier opening to a show on RTE? ??? #nowherefast
— Rob Magee (@robmagee86) November 13, 2017
"Homeopathy? Is that the one where water remembers it used to have medicine in it but forgets all about the piss, shit and fish juice?" ??? #NowhereFast
— Peter McGuire (@PeterMcGuireIE) November 13, 2017
— James Kavanagh (@JamesKavanagh_) November 13, 2017
— Ian Dempsey (@IanDempsey) November 13, 2017
— Alison Spittle (@AlisonSpittle) November 13, 2017
— Where’s my surfboard (@lost_surfboard) November 13, 2017
It's nice to see such a positive reaction to an RTÉ comedy, hopefully the show can maintain the momentum throughout it's first season.
If you missed it you can catch the show on the RTÉ Player here.