Derry Girls: Full season
February 10, 2018 1:10 PM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Derry Girls is a Channel 4 comedy following secondary school students at an (almost) all-girls Catholic school in the Northen Irish town of Derry. The finale of the six-episode first season aired this week. Trailer.
posted by Iteki (13 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
As someone who, in 1994 when the show is set, was herself attending Catholic secondary in Ireland this show has it down pat. I have the mrs driven mad. The details are spot on, my favorite being perhaps that the fella yer wan fancies, yer man with the band, appears to be smoking one of those stupid bloody beedi-cigarettes I was also smoking in 94.

Just watched the finale, and was surprised to find myself tearing up at the gutpunch of the last scene and bawling when the grandpa laid a hand on Jerry’s shoulder. The gravity of the incident among the day to day background noise of violence presented as comedy.
posted by Iteki at 1:25 PM on February 10, 2018 [3 favorites]


This was a brilliant series. Wonderful characters, very funny, without ever forgetting the backdrop of The Troubles.
posted by essexjan at 2:48 PM on February 12, 2018


Is this available in the US somehow? It sounds right up my alley.
posted by apricot at 3:19 PM on February 15, 2018


I was sure this would be awful, with lazy stereotypes and crap acting, but as iteki says, they get it absolutely spot on.

Fantastic television with only about few cringey moments. And what a perfect final episode. Can't wait for season 2.
posted by knapah at 10:41 AM on February 17, 2018


Is this available in the US somehow?
The episodes are on YouTube for now. I don't think that's anything official, so who knows how long they'll stay there.
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious at 11:05 AM on February 18, 2018


I loved this show so much.

Those final minutes! Orla's smile when she sees the others coming to join her! That enigmatic expression on Sister Michael's face! Joe setting his hand on Gerry's shoulder!
posted by mixedmetaphors at 6:34 PM on March 6, 2018


I love how this show makes absolutely no attempt to render 1990s era teenage Derry accents any more universally intelligible than they would be in the wild. Audiences - particularly those in the US - might have to tune their ears a bit - but it well worth it. Has become an Instant Cult Hit with a second series now commissioned.
posted by rongorongo at 2:37 AM on March 7, 2018 [1 favorite]


It's on Prime now.
posted by Miko at 7:39 PM on December 27, 2018


And Netflix in many countries.
posted by Iteki at 11:47 PM on December 27, 2018


Just binged it on Netflix USA last night, and I absolutely loved it. Cannot wait for Season 2!

And yes - I watched it with subtitles on, but I do like that they didn't make the accent more palatable for non-Irish audiences. It just adds to the fun of the show, for me. I also liked how the mast majority of the main characters were female; it's rare to find that, especially in USA television.
posted by spinifex23 at 5:30 PM on December 28, 2018 [1 favorite]


Just binged through all 6 episodes on Netflix US today.

and was surprised to find myself tearing up at the gutpunch of the last scene and bawling when the grandpa laid a hand on Jerry’s shoulder. The gravity of the incident among the day to day background noise of violence presented as comedy.

I got all weepy too. Kinda reminded me of the ending of the WWI Blackadder series - a sudden yet completely fitting tonal shift.
posted by oh yeah! at 12:08 PM on January 13 [3 favorites]




I'm just watching it now after being very strongly recommended it by most everyone I know for some time.

I'm absolutely loving pre much every aspect of it. Absolutely wonderful. And the tragedy of the occupying forces being present all over, the way they're causing so much trauma but so far it's just been kept on the side, because that's the harshness of occupation, you grow accustomed to the petty tyranny.
posted by AnhydrousLove at 5:39 AM on March 14


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