Social media 'cringe' as BBC's There's No Place Like Tyrone ploughs on
Northern Ireland's first 'constructed reality' show hit television screens on Monday night on the BBC and became an instant talking point on social media.
The show follows the fortunes of nine culchies living in Northern Ireland's "biggest county".
It is made in a similar format as the likes of giants of the realty TV world as TOWIE and Made in Chelsea. While true to life, elements of the show are created "purely for entertainment" and all narrated by none other than the 'wee man from Strabane,' Hugo Duncan.
Episode one followed Bobby Patterson as he arranged a surprise party for partner Lynda Hamilton featuring his first trip to a lingerie shop, roping in his neighbour and friends' help and how picking the right black sheep was key to success.
"Well if you want anymore punishment," the BBC continuity announcer said as the credits rolled, "I mean tales from Tyrone, it is back again same time next Monday."
"Cringe," was just one reaction on social media.
Who’d have thought there would be a lingerie shop in Tyrone?! It’s all a bit Fr Ted. #TheresNoPlaceLikeTyrone— 💫Leanne💫 (@l_oc81) June 3, 2019
Would 'Made In Clogher' not have been a better title for #TheresNoPlaceLikeTyrone— MLAs And The Like (@MLAsAndTheLike) June 3, 2019
Imagine getting your nails & tan sorted to turn up at the local pub, get undies someone else picked, balloons someone else blew up & sheep.— Septic Peg (@clairejt) June 3, 2019
Bobbby is a right catch like. #TheresNoPlaceLikeTyrone
#TheresNoPlaceLikeTyrone No words.— 💫Leanne💫 (@l_oc81) June 3, 2019
This show is brutal and these people need moved to Fermanagh immediately #TheresNoPlaceLikeTyrone— Barry Ward (@BarryWa40448752) June 3, 2019
There’s no such place as that Tyrone #TheresNoPlaceLikeTyrone— Conor Keys (@conorkeysomagh) June 3, 2019
The best thing about #TheresNoPlaceLikeTyrone ? The music at the end 😀— 💫Leanne💫 (@l_oc81) June 3, 2019
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