Telly 27th April 2020 by Denise Curtin
It’s All Praise For Normal People As The Series Finally Hits The Small Screen
The first two episodes of the series air tomorrow night on RTÉ One.
Dropping as a box set on BBC’s iPlayer on Sunday night, April 26, the first reviews for Normal People are in and they’re beyond impressive.
The TV series based on Sally Rooney’s bestseller of the same name follows Marianne and Connell – two youngsters who were friends during in school in Sligo but reunite with an undeniable spark when they meet again in Trinity College Dublin.
Starring in the show features Kildare newcomer 24-year-old Paul Mescal as Connell and British actress Daisy Edgar Jones (War of the Worlds) as Marianne.
The series is also led by the powerhouse director that is Lenny Abrahamson; alongside English director Hettie Macdonald.
But don’t fret if you haven’t seen the 12 part series yet, the first two episodes will drop tomorrow night, Tuesday, April 28 as a double-bill on RTÉ One at 10:15pm.
Check out some of the first reactions below…
okay the bbc series #NormalPeople captures the atmosphere of the book so damn well i’ve never seen a tv show with this vibe idk how to use words but it’s somehow just like life ?? a true and beautiful adaptation this brings me so much joy
— Dodo (@princessofoz_) April 26, 2020
that feeling where your middle class uni surroundings feel alien & unwelcoming, but you also know you can’t return to your hometown/life ‘before’.. that existing in between, without belonging.. I don’t think I’d ever seen that on screen before the way I now have on #NormalPeople
— bi chemical romance (@crimsonstalks) April 26, 2020
Just finished all of #NormalPeople. That was beautiful. Pitch perfect. Loved it as much as the book, which is rare. Easily one of my favourite TV shows of 2020 so far, if not of the last few years. pic.twitter.com/BD3599XXzE
— Elliot Gonzalez (@elliot_gonzalez) April 26, 2020
There👏 should 👏 be 👏 more 👏awkward 👏 laughing👏in 👏sex 👏scenes👏 #CovideoParty #Normalpeople
— Alison Spittle (@AlisonSpittle) April 26, 2020
#NormalPeople on @BBCiPlayer is beyond amazing. I’m lying in bed crying my eyes out at 4:30am
An epic romance told with breathtaking intimacy. pic.twitter.com/cBz7ob6zjR
— Henry Davis (@h118118) April 27, 2020
Watched 4 eps of #NormalPeople and think it’s beautifully done. Really captures that first love headspace – the isolated Marianne yearning for some love, Connell struggling between the good instincts his (brilliant) mum has instilled in him and peer pressure. Great adaptation.
— Laura Waddell (deactivates every weekend) (@lauraewaddell) April 27, 2020
Again, tomorrow night, RTÉ One, 10:15pm.
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