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Derry Girls 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2018– )
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The personal exploits of a 16-year-old girl and her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 1990s.

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Lisa McGee
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Saoirse-Monica Jackson ...  Erin 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Louisa Harland ...  Orla 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Nicola Coughlan ...  Clare 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Jamie-Lee O'Donnell ...  Michelle 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Dylan Llewellyn ...  James 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Tara Lynne O'Neill Tara Lynne O'Neill ...  Ma Mary 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Kathy Kiera Clarke ...  Aunt Sarah 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Tommy Tiernan Tommy Tiernan ...  Da Gerry 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Ian McElhinney ...  Granda Joe 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Siobhan McSweeney ...  Sister Michael 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Leah O'Rourke ...  Jenny Joyce 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Beccy Henderson ...  Aisling 6 episodes, 2018-2019
Claire Rafferty Claire Rafferty ...  Miss Mooney 5 episodes, 2018-2019
Amelia Crowley Amelia Crowley ...  Deirdre Mallon 5 episodes, 2018-2019
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The personal exploits of a 16-year-old girl and her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 1990s.

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This series is a relatively accurate portrayal of life in Northern Ireland during "The Troubles" in the 1990s. Accordingly, and somewhat confusingly for some viewers, it also contains many relatively obscure references to (the Republic of) Ireland's culture, which would be relevant to the Northern Irish Roman Catholics characters, referenced in the series, and the island of Ireland in general. As a bonus, these are some niche references, which some international viewers may want to research, to enjoy the gags even more, and which Irish viewers of a certain age will get straight away. See more »

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Michelle: Motherfuckers!
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Due to royalty issues, various episodes have a different soundtrack on Netflix. See more »

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Referenced in Lorraine: Episode dated 14 February 2018 (2018) See more »

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Very funny but not for the easily offended
9 February 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

One might not think that a city so divided that what you call it identifies which side of the divide you are would be the first choice of where to locate a comedy; especially if it was set at a time when there were troops on the streets and the threat of sectarian violence was very real but somehow 'Derry Girls' works. As anybody in the UK or Ireland would guess this follows a group of Catholic girls in the city of Derry in Northern Ireland (had they been protestant it would no doubt have been called 'Londonderry Girls). The humour is such that people of whatever persuasion are likely to find it equally funny/offensive.

The girls who attend an all-girls school are Erin, Orla, Clare and Michelle; in the first episode they are joined by Michelle's English cousin James who ends up going to the girls' school as it is feared he wouldn't survive at a boys' school. Over the course of the six episodes of the first season they get up to various amusing situations; James trying to find somewhere to go to the toilet in a girls' school; witnessing a possible miracle, which one of them knows was far from miraculous, getting stuck in the middle of an Orange Parade, and looking after visiting teenagers from Chernobyl amongst others.

I feel this may be a very Marmite series; viewers will either love it or hate it and few are likely to be merely indifferent. Yes, it is puerile at times but it was done in a way that I found hilarious. The characters, both young and old, are all pretty funny with the cast doing a great job making them believable even when the situation gets comically exaggerated. While we do see evidence of The Troubles for the most part it remains in the background as the characters get on with their lives as though such things were perfectly normal. Overall I'd say that this certainly won't be for everybody but if you want a good laugh and aren't easily offend it I'd recommend giving it a go... I can't wait for the promised series two.


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4 January 2018 (UK) See more »

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Derry, Northern Ireland, UK See more »

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