Derry Girls is a miniseries directed by Lisa McGee that is constituted of six 25-minute long episodes.
It deals with the lives of a group of teenagers in a 1990s conflicted Northern Ireland.
The show is not only brilliant and entertaining, it also reminds you of Northern Ireland’s history. Having the ripples of the Troubles impact on the lives of European teenagers and seeing the adjustments needed to handle the tension is quite striking, especially if one forgot that it happened not so long ago.
Apart from that, the show casts real Irish actors and you get to appreciate proper Irish accents. You may learn new idioms as well, some you would never hear in a Hollywood movie, such as the renowned « Catch yerself one! » and the overused adjective « wee ».
It may be a short series but don’t hesitate to check it out, it is really worth it and currently available on Netflix France!
By Fabiola Boko