/10 50K votes
Follows Marianne and Connell, from different backgrounds but the same small town in Ireland, as they weave in and out of each other's romantic lives.
Best Normal People Episodes
Normal People Trailer
Daisy Jones and The Six
Watchseries; It can be hard to capture the words and feeling of a book into a visual and emotional piece of film, and this show does it. Sensual, tender, and intimate, it gently clutches your heart and makes you remember what it means to feel the complexities of love. Quiet, beautiful, and subtle, just a beautiful piece told perfectly by two absolute stars in the making.
It can be hard to capture the words and feeling of a book into a visual and emotional piece of film, and this show does it. Sensual, tender, and intimate, it gently clutches your heart and makes you remember what it means to feel the complexities of love. Quiet, beautiful, and subtle, just a beautiful piece told perfectly by two absolute stars in the making.
Normal People watchseries. This absolute stunner of a TV series crept up on me in the way only the best stories do. Initially it seemed like an honest but moderate enough coming of age story, however soon the sweep of time takes us further along in these people's lives. We watch them grow as their world around them evolves. The melancholy atmosphere, yearning soundtrack, Misty Irish setting and expansive time span lends the whole experience an epic quality, like a modern War and Peace. It feels incredibly rich for a series only 6 hours long and at times left me as an emotional jelly. Let it wash over you and enjoy.
But when the perfect pallet of directing, writing, cinematography and chemistry creates the perfect colourful vision, you are left in awe and swept up into the unknown. Normal People is just that, the perfect concoction. You ache when they ache and feel everything they feel, you believe Marianne and Connell belong together quite simply because the chemistry between Edgar-Jones and Mescal exists, which is rare and it creates an emotional ride that most people can relate to...
Just finished the show, and oh my was it every bit as good as I had hoped it would be and so much more. The book is pretty divisive and I expect the show to be as well, but every aspect of it is perfect, and I don't say this easily. The direction, cinematography, editing, writing, soundtrack, acting. The last three episodes hit you with a wave of emotions and made me tear up several times and I don't tear up easily. In a perfect world, this would be in conversation for Emmy noms and potentially even a win for Paul Mescal and who is imo pitch perfect as Connell, can't believe this is his first gig. Lenny Abraham also deserves strong praise for his direction here, Hattie MacDonald beautifully takes over from him, but he sets the tone and pace wonderfully. It's only April, but I doubt anything else will top this as my favorite show of the year.
Beautifully written characters and amazing acting. I LOVED this! I hadn't read the book this was adapted from but now want to and couldn't imagine anyone else being Marianne & Connell. Daisy Edgar-Jones' beautiful doe eyes and Paul Mescal's soulful gaze. I was mesmerised by the chemistry between these two. Very few love stories make my heart actually ache! I cried my way through 6 hours of this brilliance!
It felt almost like reading a book where you envision the characters so vividly, you can almost touch them. The chemistry the two leads have, their acting, the cinematography, are all so well blended together, so seamless, it's palpable. A melancholy trip worth taking, if only to remind the ones past teenage years how vulnerable and all-engulfing a young love is.