Ellie Allard is a typical teenager with a passion for art, she gets up to loads of trouble with her best friends, goth Nadine and flirty Magda.Ellie, Nadine and Madga go through a lot of ...
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Ellie Allard is a typical teenager with a passion for art, she gets up to loads of trouble with her best friends, goth Nadine and flirty Magda.Ellie, Nadine and Madga go through a lot of issues which are mainly about their favourite topic . - Boys!.Written by
The series has received significant criticism from fans of the books, with much of it surrounding the depiction of Ellie and Magda; in the books, Ellie is described as being chubby, with frizzy hair and spectacles, and in the series, she is slim, with straight red hair and doesn't wear glasses. In the books, Magda is white with dyed red hair, and in the series she is of Black British descent. See more »
I am a huge fan of Jacqueline Wilson, especially the Girls series. The first time I watched this show, I was hugely distracted by all the tiny details that were overlooked or tweaked and changed slightly by the producer. At first these tiny details really got to me, because I was such a huge fan of the books and I judged the show as a huge misrepresentation. I thought that Olivia was an overacter, who was too beautiful to play my beloved Ellie, At first sight I was shocked by Magda, who just looked so contrary to the image of her in my head.
I've now watched the first two seasons, once you adjust to Olivia's style of acting, you realise she's OK. For people who had never read the book, an Ellie as she's described in the book would not be welcome. This is a television show, and beauty always wins. Even though Zarrah is black, she plays the same spunky and out there Magda as in the books. Nadine is pretty much perfect, apart from the fact that she's so short. The one thing I wish they had have included was the Girl's Under Pressure storyline, which is probably my favourite. I'm 14 years old, and I definitely relate to the girls, and to be perfectly honest they look like I do, maturity-wise (but then, I suppose, Olivia is 20!) Once you push the books out of your head, and watch it as a TV show, Girls in Love is a good fun show.
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