The Blizzard of Odd was a review show shown on the Irish channel RTE 2 from 2001 to 2005. Host Colin Murphy would review tv shows, cult films and internet clips much in the same style as many Caustic Critics of the internet today.
The show had a cult fanbase in Ireland during its run, but has been put on indefinite hiatus. It's unlikely that it will return, as some have speculated that the advent of video sites such as YouTube has essentially killed the show off.
The Blizzard Of Tropes:
- Deadpan Snarker: Colin Murphy.
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: Essentially how the show got the videos of some of the films that were reviewed, particularly the review of Fatal Deviation.
- New Media Are Evil: YouTube is blamed for the show's cancellation.
- No Budget: The set was a white backdrop with some improvised props by Murphy. Possibly intentional.
- Oireland: Lambasted mercilessly when it came up in anything being reviewed. A notable example was the notorious drive-by swording scene from the Murder, She Wrote special, The Celtic Riddle.
- Stylistic Suck: In keeping with some of the works reviewed, a simplistic No Budget look is invoked.
- Spiritual Predecessor: To internet review shows.