Feb 09 2009

Is Janine Drew The Woman For You?

Published by at 12:05 pm under Blog,TV

Vultures, the story of three private detectives who run an investigation agency in small town Ireland, Vulture Private Investigations. They specialise in divorce cases, fraud, missing persons, animals and plants and occasionally, just occasionally, they’ll be served up something that approximates a mystery.

“I wouldn’t be caught dead with a lad with sandals and socks. No offense like.”

Janine Drew

The fourth episode of the online sitcom, The Case of the Poisoned Dates, went live last week on VulturesPI.com, seeing the arrival of the Transition Year student, Janine Drew, into the V.P.I. office for work experience.

Nuns could be watching me frisk a schoolgirl.

Vultures PIAn episode full of romantic entanglements that degenerate into a potential powder keg of social embarrassment and comic violence, my favourite episode so far sees Dan McGrain, Jim Vultour and Niall Tennyson, the hapless gentleman detectives joined by Inspector Leeson, Isabelle Vultour, Tom Moriarty and give-him-his-own-spin-off-show Jack Street (played by Ross Costigan who also has his directorial debut). As each episode progresses the performances get stronger and funnier and the show’s storyline starts to take shape. Threats from the rival agency, Pinkertons, hint at a big series finish and the hope of a second series.


Though the leads, played by David Thompson, John Morton and Sean Hackett, have settled into their roles perfectly now and give their best performances so far, it is Suzanne O’Brien as the brash, intelligent chav, Janine Drew, who steals the show. Funny, sharp and bitterly sarcastic, she has to become a regular part of the show.

The series has built a strong following locally in Kilkenny and, indeed, nationally, with interest continuing to grow. You can view all previous episodes along with production material for the series such as trailers, promo videos, character profiles and development work on VulturesPI.com or check out Ross Costigan’s blog for more, including behind the scenes Director’s Diary, photography and video podcasts.


Vultures is also available on iTunes. If you enjoy The Case Of The Poisoned Dates, please spread the word and support the Vultures and all the work they have put in to make this great series.

And if you want to see some more of Janine, check out her video profile:



Vultures on iTunes



13 responses so far

13 Responses to “Is Janine Drew The Woman For You?”

  1. B'dum B'dum B'dum B'd-on 09 Feb 2009 at 2:26 pm

    resisting watching it to avoid complaining about it

    I’m so nice to be doing this

  2. whoopsadaisyon 09 Feb 2009 at 5:13 pm

    I love this series, I’m really looking forward to sitting down to episode 4, maybe tonight if I can. Janine sounds deadly, lol 😀

  3. Rosson 09 Feb 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks a lot for spreading the word Darren. It’s always very appreciated to get any help we can to promote the show. We’re doing something we love doing and it’s great to see people like it.

    In response to the above comment. Why don’t you at least give it a chance? It’s free and maybe you’ll like it? If not then we’re always open to constructive feedback!

  4. B'dum B'dum B'dum B'd-on 09 Feb 2009 at 8:03 pm

    ross, I was just joking about how I’m a snobby pr!ck.

    dont have anywhere near good enough of internet here to watch it though for another fortnight

  5. Darraghon 10 Feb 2009 at 3:16 pm

    I like Jack Street. I like his website.

  6. Rosson 10 Feb 2009 at 3:27 pm

    No worries B’dum B’dum B’dum. It’s often hard to read a tone in a comment. I was only saying to give it a chance. Best of luck with your internet problems.

    Whoopsadaisy, I hope you enjoy episode 4!

    And Darragh, I’ll pass that comment on to Jack! He loves his website too! 😉

  7. PaddyInEnglandon 10 Feb 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I tried to download this last night off itunes and I got the rewarded with the big blue screen of death. Maybe time to buy a mac

  8. Ianon 10 Feb 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Looks great, watched the first epsiode this morning 🙂

    Looking forward to watching more !

  9. Darrenon 12 Feb 2009 at 12:17 pm

    @Bdum Have you watched it yet? Have you? Have you? Huh?

    @Daisy What did you think?

    @Ross I’ve said it before to you – you should be so proud. You’re a talented lot.

    @Darragh DarraghDoyleHasNoPanache.com

    @Paddy It’s probably Rossa’s fault. He’s a crafty mo-fo.

    @Ian The most recent one is definitely the best. 🙂

  10. Rosson 12 Feb 2009 at 2:48 pm

    @Darren. Genius! That’ll show the Pinkerton lover!

    @PaddyInEngland. Not sure what the problem is there!? Did you get it to work in the end? If not, you can stream all the episodes through the website.

    @Ian. Hope you enjoy the rest!

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