After months of waiting, the first episode of the Eastenders spin-off, Redwater has finally aired.
The series, filmed in Waterford, follows actors Shane Richie (Alfie) and Jessie Wallace (Kat) as they flee to the fictional village Redwater on the hunt for Kat’s long lost son, Luke.
The first of the six episode series, debuted on RTÉ One last night and here’s what everybody thought.
Let’s just say, the reaction was mixed.
Some loved it:
Just watched #redwater . Well impressed.— Tweetledumb (@CharlieLurks) May 14, 2017
Oh #RedWater was brilliant. Amazing writing out of the writers👍👍👍👍 good to see Alfie And Kat back together ❤❤❤❤— Martina (@MartinaMcNamar4) May 14, 2017
Others weren’t so sure:
I have spent the last 30mins thinking I was hearing things like really bad oirish accents #Redwater— Cllr Teresa Costello (@tcos1804) May 14, 2017
#Redwater Ballykissangel recyscled.
Usual British take on Ireland.— thats it (@windyday999) May 14, 2017
#Redwater Really though, how much did it cost to dream up this oul' codology and was it really worth the bother? Truly execrable!— Bert Wright (@BertWright1) May 14, 2017
Most people thought Dunmore East was looking well:
YES. !! #Redwater was brilliant. And, Dunmore East is definitely on my "must visit list". !— Marian Coakley (@Breffney) May 14, 2017
Also, I now really want to make another trip down to Dunmore East 😍#redwater— Laura Kenny (@laurcw) May 14, 2017
Dunmore East beautiful location for #Redwater. 1st episode good.— Ursula Jordan-Hanley (@UrsulaJordanHan) May 14, 2017
— Siobhan Joyce (@sheoighie) May 14, 2017
Storyline in #redwater a bit dodgy but Dunmore East looks fantastic, as it is— Conor Kane (@ConorKane0909) May 14, 2017
The series boasts a strong Irish cast, including Maria Doyle Kennedy (Orphan Black, Sing Street), Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones), Fionnula Flanagan (Lost), Peter Campion (Brooklyn, Sing Street) as well as Angeline Ball and Stanley Townsend.