It was only last night, as I watched Ryan Tubridy’s first Late Late Show; that the full extent of the financial disaster facing the country was brought home to me.
I mean, where did they get that set – was it rented from a 1970s second hand furniture warehouse?
And that microphone cable carelessly strewn across the floor and up the leg of Tubridy’s table? For feck sake, it was a black cable on a black table leg crudely secured with white tape.
Throughout the show Tubridy’s head was silhouetted on the set – very shoddy lighting, very unprofessional.
Overall, the show was more like an amateur reproduction of Tubridy’s previous Saturday night gig rather than the latest version of RTEs flagship show.
Verdict: Could/must do better.