Review: Moone Boy

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

It's one of my rare days off, and I'm spending it in my pjs, with a cup of tea in hand, watching a lot of TV. I've caught up on Made In Chelsea, and finished the last series of Desperate Housewives (which I'm devastated about, I'm not emotionally ready to talk about it okay). What now?

I'm flicking through the Sky Box Sets, and come across Moone Boy. I've been wanting to watch it for ages, mostly because I've got a bit of a thing for Chris O'Dowd. (who doesn't love an Irish accent and facial fuzz?!)

Chris O'Dowd has written and stars in Moone Boy, a semi-autobiographical series about a pre-teen boy growing up in a tiny town in Ireland in the late 1980s. Throughout all of the twists and turns that life as a 12 year old brings, Martin Moone has his imaginary friend Sean Murphy (O'Dowd) by his side to help him make his way in the world.

I think the perfect word to describe Moone Boy is charming. It's a real testament to Chris O'Dowd's talent as a writer and actor, with witty dialogue and utterly relatable stories and characters. The concept is pretty simple, a series about an ordinary boy going through ordinary parts of his life, but it is done in such a way that just makes you giggle and say "yep, I remember that!"

One of my favourite aspects of the programme is the relationship between Martin and Sean Murphy, which is just plain adorable. Sean is Martin's source of comfort, advice and reassurance, but because he is obviously an object of Martin's imagination, Sean can often be as clueless and naive as Martin, which just makes it more funny!

I've only watched Series 1 so far, but Moone Boy is fast becoming one of my favourite shows ever. I love the way it's been written, and how likeable the main characters are. It's so easy to binge watch, and I could definitely see watching Moone Boy becoming my new favourite way to procrastinate!

Have you ever seen Moone Boy?

Sian Kathrine xo


  1. I haven't seen it or even heard about it but I'm going to check it out :) xx

    1. It's a Sky Original series so if you don't have Sky TV you probably won't have come across it! I'd definitely recommend having a look at it though, it's such a lovely easy watch :) xo