Twice now I have tried to watch a program on the history of film only to be completely irritated and shutting it off within 10 minutes. The cause of my irritation? The Irish narrator.
Normally I love an Irish accent, but there’s a reason you never see documentaries narrated with an Irish accent. It just doesn’t work! Documentaries should only be spoken with a British accent or Morgan Freeman.
In addition to the Irish accent, the man has a speech problem where every sentence ends high like a question. Here is why I can’t watch the documentary:
“Orson Welles was a great filmaker? Citizen Kane was a great movie? It starred Joseph Cotten? The visual style was ahead of it’s time?”
It’s a shame because I’d love to watch this, but I simply can’t take it. Or as the Irish narrator would say:
It’s not good narration? It’s very distracting? I can’t focus on the message?
Stick to music and Guinness and leave the documentaries to the Brits.