Derry Girls: Series 1 (2018)

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Critic Consensus: A perfectly curated cast and raw writing drive Derry Girls's dark humor as creator Lisa McGee makes frenetic light of teen life in 1990s Northern Ireland.

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Air date: Jan 4, 2018
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Air date: Jan 11, 2018
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Air date: Jan 18, 2018
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A candid comedy focusing on a Northern Irish family set against the spectre of The Troubles.

Critic Reviews for Derry Girls Series 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (4)

The specific setting gives Derry Girls its extra layer of complexity, as well as some of its funniest lines.

Jan 12, 2018 | Full Review…

But where Derry Girls feels fresh is the way it puts these girls - girls and not, as usual, teenage boys - centre-stage and is then so truthful to the raw aggressions, the sudden insecurities, the wild yearnings and hapless confusions of being 16.

Mar 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Far from the gallows giggles a Troubles comedy might have portended, Derry Girls was messy, irreverent and given to wild mood swings - just like the teenagers whose growing pains it brought so endearingly to life.

Jan 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Irish teen comedy set in the '90s is raunchy but hilarious.

Jun 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Derry Girls is further proof that Britain's best comedy is written and led by women.

Mar 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

There is a multitude of great gags and characters that make this small comedy into one of the best series of the year. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 3, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Derry Girls is a good reminder that humor can be a tool for resilience.

Jan 31, 2019 | Full Review…

The writing by creator Lisa McGee is top-notch, the show's searing one-liners and tonally perfect '90s soundtrack as fantastic as its predominantly female cast.

Mar 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Created by real-life Derry girl Lisa McGee, it's sweet, sassy and very funny.

Jan 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Derry Girls speaks to something audiences have been waiting for: comedy about women, without them being the butt of the joke.

Jan 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Derry Girls: Series 1

Well written comedy, with sweet parts.

Very well written. Lots of laughs and good characters.

Derry Girls is brilliantly crafted on different levels. In 24 minute episodes, they are able to cram in teen angst, politics, religion and family drama and foremost, make it hilarious.

Sad, bland and predictable. The sort of humour that only a braindead person would approve of.

Derry girls is a GEM! Everyone should watch it

Love this series and anxiously awaiting more episodes.

If you can't understand the thick Irish accent, grip the slang or have a rudimentary understanding of the period's secular struggle, don't bother. It's quite funny, in a Benny Hill-like simplicity, the best humour is locked up in the subtleties that make up the Irish idiom.

Bindged-watched last night. Nice, I'll gladly see a season 2.

Watched 2 episodes. Awful don't waste your time. All characters are stupid and non-relatable. You're time is better spent watching Sex Education. Also this show lacks diversity.

Truly a hilarious gem that is also touching. The only criticism is that its only 6 episodes. Repeat viewing for more laughs!

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