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Normal People 

TV-14 | | Drama, Romance | TV Mini-Series (2020)
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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »





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 show features several scenes of full frontal nudity from Paul Mescal and he said that he wouldn't have done the show without it because it was essential to the role. He told The Sun, "I wouldn't like to have done the show without nudity in it because the book is so visceral and raw, and when I read the book the characters are clearly naked in my head." See more »


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Why does this show hurt so much?
5 May 2020 | by crystalchareeSee all my reviews

I started watching this show, thinking it'd be another high school drama with pretty twenty-somethings acting out a middle-aged dude's regurgitation of every other high school drama. I figured that if it didn't suck too bad, it'd be good to have on in the background while I did other things. Instead, I found myself just stopping to watch. Everything about the show, the writing, acting, cinematography, design, etc. captures the tiny moments they way they feel instead of what they look like. It's like life. Beautiful, bland, and, oh, so painful.

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29 April 2020 (USA) See more »

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Dublin, Ireland See more »

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