Do we all remember Tallafornia? That was Ireland's first dip into the "constructed reality" genre and wasn't it iconic. Who can forget lines like "It's only five eggs per bloke per day!" or "You're 19 shut your face!". The contrived drama definitely fell under the "so bad its good" heading but it has cult status at this stage. If you fancy a recap, these lads do a very funny one.
Did you ever think, "this is good, but what we really need is a version of this with a crowd of culchies from the north"? Well if you did, I have some great news. A new reality show called There's No Place Like Tyrone debuted on BBCNI this week. Episode one aired on Saturday, and we were introduced to the eclectic mix of characters.
Shopping with a Tyrone man can be a little different from your usual trip the store ?️ There's No Place Like Tyrone is on Monday at 10:35PM @BBCOneNI pic.twitter.com/NQdfZYKhOC
— BBC Northern Ireland (@BBCnireland) June 2, 2019
The weirdly stilted conversations are part and parcel of this show. The people on the show had not actually met prior to filming, so it's all a bit awkward. Then when you add in the fact that they are in a lingerie shop; it's all a bit cringe. The scenarios are just odd, like look at this thing with the balloons
As Bobby prepares for Lynda's surprise birthday party, he calls on some help...
There's No Place Like Tyrone: Monday 10:35pm on BBC One NI! #Tyrone pic.twitter.com/2JXGyHBii2
— Stellify Media (@StellifyMedia) June 1, 2019
Reactions online have been quite mixed, to say the least.
Never mind Love Island, There’s no Place like Tyrone is what I call QUALITY entertainment
— Sarah Murray (@SarahMurray98) June 3, 2019
I'm sorry but who came up with this shit show "there's no place like tyrone" tragic
— Estelle Kelly (@estellekelly) June 4, 2019
Fuk love island!! There’s no place like Tyrone is where it’s going down #bbc
— Ryan Byrne (@byrnsy88) June 3, 2019
If you're not watching There's no place like Tyrone right now idk what to tell you
— Eugene Krabs (@jacob_sheerin) June 3, 2019
If you want to find out how Bobby and all the rest get on, There's No Place Like Tyrone continues on Monday on BBCNI.