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Old 05-03-2020, 12:12 PM   #1
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All episodes are up on Hulu. Great acting and direction.

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Based on Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel, Normal People is an exquisite, modern love story about how one person can unexpectedly change another person's life and about how complicated intimacy can be. It follows Marianne and Connell over several years, as they embark on an on-again/off-again romance that starts at school and continues through college, both testing their relationship as they explore different versions of themselves.
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She looks like a hotter Dakota Johnson.
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Old 05-04-2020, 05:40 AM   #3
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I've watched the first 6 episodes. I LOVE it. Sexy and romantic. Both leads are lovely. I ordered the book after watching the first four and will read that after I finish the show.
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I thought it was very good too. I thought there was some excellent acting from the two leads and their chemistry really worked. It has lingered on in my mind for a few days now.
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Old 05-06-2020, 06:29 AM   #5
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Such a terrific show. Loved the Italy episode. Kind of reminded me of Call Me By Your Name at times. And overall this reminded me of the Before trilogy.
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Old 05-06-2020, 08:44 PM   #6
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I would love to know if the book ended like the show.
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Old 05-07-2020, 03:32 AM   #7
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I would love to know if the book ended like the show.
My friend said it does. He said he's never seen a more faithful book adaptation. The dialogue and everything is the same. He said there's basically nothing different. I'm almost not even looking forward to reading the book now since I just watched the show.
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My friend said it does. He said he's never seen a more faithful book adaptation. The dialogue and everything is the same. He said there's basically nothing different. I'm almost not even looking forward to reading the book now since I just watched the show.
I watched the show and I'm currently the book. While the show really is faithful to the plot of the book, you do get deeper character exploration that will help you appreciate the show more. There's the inner monologues that pieces of plot that the show omits (such as a visit to Connell's grandmother at the hospital) that makes the book richer
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I watched the show and I'm currently the book. While the show really is faithful to the plot of the book, you do get deeper character exploration that will help you appreciate the show more. There's the inner monologues that pieces of plot that the show omits (such as a visit to Connell's grandmother at the hospital) that makes the book richer
Oooh very nice. I was hoping that would be the case but my friend said the show delved into the characters better than the book, which isn't usually true.
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Old 05-12-2020, 06:21 PM   #10
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I started the book months ago and kind of lost interest. Trying to get into the show but after two episodes it's been a struggle.

Looking forward to maybe watching 3 or 4 at a time next.
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sounds like a chick flick like The Notebook
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A bit too humorless and repetitive imo... but I kind of enjoyed it overall.

The two leads were great and I grew to care about the characters as the season went along.
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Was only mildly interested in watching this, but the incredible reviews are making me want to watch this a lot more. I'll still try to keep my expectations in check, but color me intrigued.
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I started the book months ago and kind of lost interest. Trying to get into the show but after two episodes it's been a struggle.

Looking forward to maybe watching 3 or 4 at a time next.
1 and 2 are the weakest ones. Episode 1 was mundane and felt like nothing was going on and episode 2 was basically 90% sex... 3-12 had their moments but were overall very good. The hype makes it seem perfect, but it wasn't THAT great.

I would've personally liked a little more background with Marianne and her family. That dynamic made no sense to me, they didn't offer any sort of explanation on why her brother is a garbage or why her mother is so cold, it was just shit all around. I'd have also liked more to the ending, it's apparently not as open ended as the book, but it was still pretty up in the air... so I'd have liked maybe 5ish more minutes with something like
[Show spoiler]Connell showing up a year later after his New York course is over and just standing in the distance watching Marianne and then her noticing him.
It wouldn't be a concrete ending, but it'd offer a little more closure.
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Marianne's family really sucked ass. Just a little information on how that shit show came about would have been nice. Not only is her brother downright dangerous, but the way her mother did nothing to abate the situation at all, and then
[Show spoiler]completely ignore her altogether
in one of the last episodes, is just baffling.
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Need to binge this soon
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Rarely watch BBC shows and this one looks interesting, so I'll check it out. Thanks.
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Seen the pilot episode and I enjoyed it, though I hate to admit I have to watch it with subs because of their accent.
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Finished season one. I liked how they matured along the way (and it sure had a lot of sex, not that I'm complaining).

Oh yeah, I read that Season 2 is confirmed so that's good news.
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Finished season one. I liked how they matured along the way (and it sure had a lot of sex, not that I'm complaining).

Oh yeah, I read that Season 2 is confirmed so that's good news.
I haven't heard anything about a new season, but it'd probably be a bad idea. The book ends where the show does, actually a little before, so they'd have no source material to adapt.

I heard they were doing two Comic Relief specials set 40 years in the future though.
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