The story of three very different Irish families, each one struggling to find their place amid the harsh realities of modern Ireland.


Ken Harmon




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Series cast summary:
Pádraic Delaney ...  Fred 'Fridge' Gogan 6 episodes, 2006
Allen Leech ...  Willy 6 episodes, 2006
Ruth Bradley ...  Jacinta 6 episodes, 2006
Simon Keogh Simon Keogh ...  Barry 6 episodes, 2006
Laura Jane Laughlin ...  Bianca 6 episodes, 2006
Katie Whelan Katie Whelan ...  Zoey Gogan 6 episodes, 2006
Sebastian Crotty Elder Sebastian Crotty Elder ...  Orlando 'Skittles' Gogan 6 episodes, 2006
Sinead Maguire Sinead Maguire ...  Saoirse 6 episodes, 2006
Joe Savino ...  'Grandad' Gogan 6 episodes, 2006
John Cronin John Cronin ...  Daniel 'Dancer' Molloy 6 episodes, 2006
Garrett Keogh Garrett Keogh ...  Plain James 6 episodes, 2006
Deirdre Donnelly Deirdre Donnelly ...  Bernie Molloy 6 episodes, 2006
Joe Doyle Joe Doyle ...  Chivers 6 episodes, 2006
Emmet Kirwan ...  Animal 6 episodes, 2006
Mark Butler Mark Butler ...  Rory 'Ears' Molloy 6 episodes, 2006
Gerry Moore Gerry Moore ...  The Mammy 6 episodes, 2006
Tony Flynn ...  Tourist 6 episodes, 2006
Donal Gray Donal Gray ...  Tony One 6 episodes, 2006
Steve Wilson Steve Wilson ...  Tony Two 6 episodes, 2006
Jeff O'Toole Jeff O'Toole ...  Stale or Stolen 6 episodes, 2006
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The story of three very different Irish families, each one struggling to find their place amid the harsh realities of modern Ireland.

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16 November 2006 | by mxrcxdxsSee all my reviews

Notwithstanding the epidemic of sitcoms today that try to balance the drama of crime and family, Legend emerges as an incredibly fresh yet genuinely touching experience. I knew nothing about the show and almost as much about Irish television (Radio Telefís Éireann), yet this program stands shoulder to shoulder with the giant enterprises of American cable. The writing, the acting, the cinematography and the music are brilliantly combined, creating an artistic and relevant atmosphere easily equal to some of my favorites like Showtime's Brotherhood or Weeds or HBO's The Sopranos. Yet the show lacks all of the dramatic pretension that has become a prerequisite for American primetime.

"Legend" even surpasses other television shows with its gritty yet beautiful realism. The premise of a middle-class young father losing his loving wife, falling into financial difficulties with some less than reputable characters and having to care for his children, could so easily fizzle into a myriad of clichés. However, within this deflated modern Irish suburbia, every character is developed into beautiful contextual nexus of what it means to be young and struggling with life and death today. I was really blown away with the series and I hope the generic title of the show will not bury this gem in obscurity.

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