Derry Girls will bring laughter to your living room and show you what it was like to live in the 1990’s in Derry and how teenagers had to live their lives when something bad happened. The six part sitcom will have you craicing up.
It follows four Irish school girls and one English school boy who go by the name of Erin Quinn, Clare Devlin, Orla McCool, Michelle Mallon and James Maguire and let us just be honest here James is one of the girls without a doubt.
The series opens with the voice over of Orla reading from Erin’s diary which becomes a re-occurrence throughout episode one and other episodes. As the girls head back to school and Erin wants to showcase her individuality as does Clare. Orla showcases a uniqueness about her character and loves to winds Erin up. Michelle is the hard nut of the group who thinks of the most ridiculous ideas but has the best intentions except for the scene on the bus with the other students. James is just his own person and follows the girls as protection in a sense because he’s English but I really feel he is going to grow and surprise us in the upcoming season.
Each episode will take you on a complete different story yet it all connects in a powerful way. I love how Lisa (McGee) has used the Derry sense of humour around subjects that are also very serious matters and that a story is being told around the catholic and the Protestants and the bombings and IRA.
With stellar casting from Carla Stronge;
Erin Quinn – Saoirse-Monica Jackson
Orla McCool – Louise Harland
Michelle Mallon – Jamie-Lee O’Donnell
Clare Devlin – Nicola Coughlan
James Maguire – Dylan Llewelyn
Da Gerry – Tommy Tiernan
Ma Mary – Tara O’Neil
Aunt Sarah – Kathy Keira Clarke
Grandad Joe – Ian McElhinney
Jenny Joyce – Leah O’Rourke
David Donnelly – Anthony Boyle
And many more
Check out the trailer for season 1 below;
Season 2 is also set to air on March 5th on Channel 4
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