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.
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Series cast summary:
Daisy Edgar-Jones ...  Marianne 12 episodes, 2020
Paul Mescal ...  Connell 12 episodes, 2020
Desmond Eastwood ...  Niall 8 episodes, 2020
Aislín McGuckin ...  Denise 8 episodes, 2020
Sarah Greene ...  Lorraine 6 episodes, 2020
Frank Blake ...  Alan 6 episodes, 2020
India Mullen ...  Peggy 6 episodes, 2020
Eliot Salt ...  Joanna 6 episodes, 2020
Éanna Hardwicke ...  Rob 5 episodes, 2020
Seán Doyle ...  Eric 5 episodes, 2020
Fionn O'Shea ...  Jamie 5 episodes, 2020
Clinton Liberty ...  Kiernan 5 episodes, 2020
Niamh Lynch ...  Karen 5 episodes, 2020
Meadhbh Maxwell ...  Lisa 5 episodes, 2020
Killian Filan ...  Jack 5 episodes, 2020
Leah McNamara ...  Rachel 5 episodes, 2020

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Marianne and Connell's time at secondary school in County Sligo on Ireland's Atlantic coast, and later as undergraduates at Trinity College Dublin. The focus is mainly Connell's and Marianne's complex relationship. Among her peers at secondary school Marianne is regarded as an oddball, though she rejects having any care for social standing. Despite her academic achievements, her home life is complicated by her dismissive mother, Denise, and resentful brother, Alan. Her father is deceased and is revealed to have been a domestic abuser, though her family avoids mentioning him. Connell is a high-achieving athletic student living with his single mother Lorraine, who is employed by Denise as a cleaner. He is popular in the school community, though he is diminished by remaining silent during the bullying of Marianne. This creates complexity as their relationship develops. Written by Wiki

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Drama | Romance


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The scenes in Marianne and Connell's fictional home town of Carricklea were mostly shot in Tubbercurry, with Streedagh Point used for the beach scenes. Knockmore House in Enniskerry was Marianne's house, and a home in Shankill, Dublin was Connell's. See more »


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Heartache-ingly brilliant!
26 April 2020 | by fayandlolaSee all my reviews

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!

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29 April 2020 (USA) See more »

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