All I can say to Christy is, People have a Choice, Switch on, or Off? My Question is, or Curiosity more so; how come the Script in Kin, have Shown no Corrupt Cops so far??? Maybe next Episode??

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Kin star tells former lord mayor of Dublin to ‘watch N etflix’ after scathing criticism

10th October 2021


Kin star Keith McErlean has suggested that Councillor Christy Burke ‘watch Netflix’ after he hit out at the new RTÉ show.© Provided by Extra.ie

The crime drama has kept viewers gripped and is pulling in greater numbers than the flagship Late Late Show, with an average audience share of 46% or 650,000 people per episode.

But the show, which follows the Kinsellas, a fictional Dublin crime family caught in a gangland war, has also attracted criticism.

The former Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke called for the show to be axed, saying that the use of cocaine, anti-social behaviour and gang feuds do not need ‘any further glamorising which without a doubt impacts on young people’s behaviour’.Kin star Keith McErlean has suggested that Councillor Christy Burke ‘watch Netflix’ after he hit out at the new RTÉ show. Pic: RollingNews.ie© Provided by Extra.ie Kin star Keith McErlean has suggested that Councillor Christy Burke ‘watch Netflix’ after he hit out at the new RTÉ show. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Keith, who plays right-hand man Con Doyle in the series, came to the show’s defence.

‘It’s on at 9.30pm so I don’t see what the issues are,’ the Donegal actor said.

‘People who don’t want to watch the show or think it’s unwatchable or a disgrace or — “toxic” is one word an ex- Dublin mayor used — watch something else. Watch Netflix.’Keith, who plays right-hand man Con Doyle in the series, has said there are ‘plenty of other channels’. Pic: RTÉ© Provided by Extra.ie Keith, who plays right-hand man Con Doyle in the series, has said there are ‘plenty of other channels’. Pic: RTÉ

The actor, who played Barry in the hit RTÉ series, Bachelor’s Walk, said people need to cop on.

‘Kin is something that Irish people can be proud of. It’s a good drama, it’s well done. It was made in Dublin and it’s as good as anything else that you’ll see.

‘I think that’s what Irish people really warm to, a good story, well told. So the 650,000 people who are watching it can take the violence and the drugs. It’s just silly really.’

RTÉ’s own Joe Duffy was another vocal critic of the show, saying the show saw middle-class actors exploiting the lives of Dublin’s working class.

‘I hate their travails being exploited by middle-class actors who are putting on their thick working-class Dublin accents and then go back to eating foie gras during their lunch break.’RTÉ’s own Joe Duffy was another vocal critic of the show, saying the show saw middle-class actors exploiting the lives of Dublin’s working class. Pic: RTÉ© Provided by Extra.ie RTÉ’s own Joe Duffy was another vocal critic of the show, saying the show saw middle-class actors exploiting the lives of Dublin’s working class. Pic: RTÉ

The next episode of Kin airs on Sunday night at 9.30pm on RTÉ One.

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