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Chris O'Dowd on Hidden Gem 'Moone Boy'
01 Aug 2018 :
IFTN caught up with Chris O'Dowd about the great response 'Moone Boy' is getting since the show launched on Hulu in 2013

Chris told IFTN, "We've been slightly surprised and very delighted to see how the meanderings of an idiot child from Roscommon has resonated with people all over the globe.

"It's such a talented cast and crew. As writers, I feel we did a decent job of honestly depicting a time and place that the world wasn't previously familiar with. Also, nice for the rise Mary Robinson, Italia 90, the Gaeltacht and a Boyle boy's first wet dream to share a comedic platform together."

Earlier this summer, Chief TV Critic Tim Goodman at The Hollywood Reporter included it as his 'Hidden Gem', saying, "Created by the brilliant Chris O'Dowd and co-written with his writing partner Nick Vincent Murphy, 'Moone Boy' stars O'Dowd, all 6'3" of him, as the imaginary friend of a 12-year-old boy named Martin Moone (the wonderful and essential David Rawle). I was floored. 'Moone Boy' wasn't just funny and charming; it was fully formed and immediately great."

Tim recounts that in 2013 (when he first saw and reviewed it), "talking to Netflix's visionary Ted Sarandos, the 'what are you watching' question came up. Very enthusiastically I told him that, by far, the best thing I'd seen on TV was 'Moone Boy' on Hulu. And yes, I told the head of Netflix that he should watch Hulu."

The full article is available here

THRs Tim Goodman is online here.

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