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This charming animated comedy series is a hidden gem on the RTÉ Player

Introducing Ends Meet.

IF YOU NEED something to watch but don’t have much time, look no further.


Ends Meet is the new comedy animation that’s super short, yet endlessly charming.

The comedy shorts are exclusive to the RTE Player and all 7 episodes are up for viewing since mid-March.

It’s the work of writer Mark Baldwin of SillyBeggar Films, and animator Gareth Lyons, Fiona Ryan, and Keith Kavanagh.

So, what’s it about?

Three generations of Irish men, just trying to get by.

Sean Og, his da, and granddad Tony are three Dubs living together and going about their days in the most laid back of ways.

In the first episode, they’re in some kind of Eddie Rockets set-up

And Sean Óg makes the same mistake we all do. Ordering something massive and feeling obligated to eat it due to the obscene cost.


The dialogue is snappy and funny

“Pretend to be a baby, like we do on the bus”.

I love watching loopers on TV, it makes me feel like less of a looper.


But it’s also weirdly heartwarming

When poor little Sean Óg can’t hang around at his pal’s gaff because his da littered with a crisp packet, he doesn’t bow down to the pressure.


There’s typical  Dublin characters, like the loudmouth taxi driver


And the da, he’s hard as nails but a big softy underneath

As long as he’s happy, that’s all I care about.
He’s saying he wants to be a guard.
No f*cking way.

Sean Óg proudly announcing the family he never knew were ‘sound’, is as touching as it is witty


It’s been picked up for a series in Autumn, so this is just a taster.

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