Bastet December 21, 2022 Share December 21, 2022 I'd vaguely heard of this show, but just finally had it pop up as a recommendation. I've only watched the first season, so only read comments up to that point, but had to add this thread to my Home Page for later reading after I finish the show, as I love it so far. I've been to Derry (and, yes, I'm firmly in the Derry, not Londonderry, camp), but well after the Troubles. This is an interesting look back, at what's universal to girls of that age and what's specific to growing up in that environment. And it's fun recognizing places in Derry and Belfast (where I've also been). The actor playing Erin is a bit much for me at times, but I generally enjoy just taking her as reacting broadly - as adolescents already do - to a lot of absurd stuff, whether it be in her family, at school, or in Derry. I love Michelle (she's such a caricature on paper, but the actor sells is completely) and the nun (such an anti-caricature, I love it!); they're my favorites thus far. Excellent end to the season one finale, especially with Joe putting his hand on Gerry's shoulder as they watch the news coverage, and the juxtaposition of that horror with the girls and James dancing around so carefree. 3 Link to comment
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