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People had a very strong reaction to RTE’s new drama Taken Down

The reviews are in of the show that comes from the same team behind Love/Hate

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RTE has finally aired the highly anticipated new drama Taken Down, and the reviews are in.

The show comes from the same team behind award-winning drama Love/Hate, so there was a lot riding on the first episode.

Viewers were quick to take to Twitter after the debut episode, applauding the show for focusing on the serious issue of Direct Provision in Ireland; the Irish system to house asylum seekers entering the Irish State in search of international protection.

In the first episode, the show highlighted the terrible conditions families are living in, as well as serious racism within the Gardai as well as in the general community.

Take a look at how people reacted:

Overall the reaction has been overly positive, with many viewers saying they can’t wait for more.

However, there was also a mixed reaction to the portrayal of a lot of the main characters as racist on the show, while some racism itself took place on Twitter during the show’s premiere.