Lifestyle Editor Dáirne Black takes a look at the top picks for the weekend ahead...
Location: Your place, friends place, parents place, bedroom, couch…
Attire: Something comfy…fluffy socks and novelty slippers a must.
Snacks: Since it’s still Lent, I recommend making yourself some sweet-potato wedges: Wash and cut up a large sweet potato or two (depending on how many you want!) place on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil, season with pepper, a teeny bit of salt and whatever other spices you have knocking around. Bake until golden and serve with some natural yogurt!
3e brings us The Mummy at 7pm with Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz and John Hannah. An old school classic from 1999 and perfect to flick on as you make dinner or do some housekeeping. A mix of fantasy and adventure, this is well worth a look.
No Friday night is complete without The Late Late Show and this week’s guests are interesting mix. Actor Russell Crowe, who’s in town for the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival will be dropping by, as will fellow actor Ryan O’Neal. National sweetheart and current Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh will popping in for a chat on how her reign is going.
RTÉ are showing cult-classic Jurassic Park at 7:30 (nothing too scary before bedtime), this will undoubtedly get the viewers in, both young and old.
Staying with RTÉ 2 they turn their hand to sports with a documentary on Irish rugby legend, Ronan O’Gara. The documentary follows the last few years of his career, his retirement and his coaching. With this weekend’s 6 Nations it’s a perfect way to wind down after the big game.
As the weekend comes to a close, TV3 brings you Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. The second in the sequel of Sherlock movies starring Robert Downey Jnr. and Jude Law. I loved these movies, and even those who don’t watch the television series will thoroughly enjoy this!
The Voice of Ireland returns to our screens for the LIVE shows tonight. I think RTÉ is missing a good drama on Sunday nights, but this is decent aswell. The introduction 90s pin-up Rachel Stevens from S Club 7 and The Saturday’s Una Healy are welcome additions, along with resident judges Bressie (Niall Breslin) and Kian Egan. For anyone feeling a bit delicate after the weekend, this is my pick-me-up, purely because of its general good atmosphere .