Normal People (2020)
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In modern, rural Ireland, Connell and Marianne, on different ends of their school's social scene, begin an intense, secret affair.


Lenny Abrahamson


Alice Birch, Sally Rooney (based on the book by) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview:
Daisy Edgar-Jones ... Marianne
Paul Mescal ... Connell
Seán Doyle ... Eric
Eanna Hardwicke ... Rob
Meadhbh Maxwell ... Lisa
Leah McNamara ... Rachel
Niamh Lynch ... Karen
Muiris Crowley ... Mr. Kerrigan
Killian Filan ... Jack
Clinton Liberty Clinton Liberty ... Kiernan
Sarah Greene ... Lorraine
Aislín McGuckin ... Denise
Frank Blake ... Alan
Liz Fitzgibbon ... Ms. Neary


In a school in small-town west of Ireland, Connell is a well-liked, good looking and athletic student. Marianne is a proud, intimidating and unpopular loner who actively avoids her classmates and questions her teachers' authority.An attraction sparks between them when Connell comes to collect his mother Lorraine who works at Marianne's house. A deep connection grows between the two teenagers - one they cannot stop but that they are determined to conceal from their peers.

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Drama | Romance



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Well above normal
16 May 2020 | by xmasdaybaby1966See all my reviews

I was reluctant to watch this but in the end I gave into the BBC hype and loved it. The accents are a bit hard to understand (thankfully, I recently watched Blood on channel 5 which helped) so you might benefit from subtitles until you get used to the accents So far, it has been the story of young love, egos and that first kiss which we can all remember or resonate with. My only qualm is why is based in Southern Ireland (apart from the financing of the show) when BBC are making it? Surely, our licence fee money would be better spent promoting Northern Ireland. I excitedly, look forward to the next episode

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29 April 2020 (USA) See more »

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