I am in love with this show. Utterly in love. It’s so funny, weird and over the top.
Derry Girls is about a group of girls (and James) from Northern Ireland in the early 1990s and their school and relationship problems.
It is so funny.
I got an email notification from Netflix when it came out and send it to my friend saying: “Oh Netflix just sent me this! Maybe you’ll like it!”. After an episode, she wrote me a thousand messages yelling at me to watch it immediately and we both fell in love with it.
I love it so much… but it’s so hard to understand! The accent is so thick!
I have to say, my favourite character is the nun, Sister Michael. I love her so much. She is so fed up with everyone and everything and that’s basically my attitude.
She is a meme queen and I love her.
I love how weird and over the top this 12 episode show is (but don’t worry it will return for a third season) and yet incredibly emotional.
Even if they fight, call each other names and be horrible to each other, they are still the Derry Girls, they are still friends. And yes, even James.
The final episode of season 2 broke me. It made me cry.
From Orla dancing with her grandfather, Michelle’s thirst for boys to Claire’s sexuality, Jam’es’ English-ness and Erin’s crush for the hot priest (which seems to be a recurring theme in recent English TV. I’m looking at you, Fleabag), this show is a must-see.
It’s a hot mess, chaotic and ridiculous. There are so many characters you’ll love: the uncle who nobody can stand, the know-it-all classmate and the rivalry between Erin’s dad and grandfather.
In the background of all of this, there are the terrorist attacks and the bombings that shook the town of London Derry in the 90s. It’s very very close to the border to Ireland and one of the sites of the terrible fights between the IRA (Irish Republican Army) and the british government. The IRA wanted Northern Ireland to be part of Ireland again. The U2’s song “Sunday Bloody Sunday” talks about Derry and a massacre that happened in 1972.
But enough with the history less, I’m just here to tell you to watch this show.
It’s absolutely brilliant.
Have you seen it? What do you think about it? Let me know and let’s talk about this amazing show!