Derry Girls: Series 2 (2019)

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Derry Girls

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The sophomore season of Derry Girls doesn't lose any of its irreverent charms thanks its predictably unpredictable romps and canny characterizations.

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Critic Ratings: 30

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User Ratings: 133

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Episodes

Air date: Aug 2, 2019

The girls try to get together with some Protestant boys but hit roadblocks. Ma is concerned about a giant bowl.

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Air date: Aug 2, 2019

A new teacher shakes things up at Our Lady Immaculate. A movie screening gone wrong leaves Ma pondering many questions.

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Air date: Aug 2, 2019

Things fall apart when the girls attempt to attend a concert in Belfast. An escaped polar bear is believed to be on the loose.

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Ma's behavior at a wedding has unfortunate consequences. The girls try to get rid of Michelle's hash baked goods at a wake.

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Air date: Aug 2, 2019

A new student shakes up Our Lady Immaculate. The upcoming prom complicates the girls' lives even further.

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Air date: Aug 2, 2019

The girls are excited to learn U.S. President Bill Clinton is due to arrive in County Derry. James' mother's arrival has the opposite effect.

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Cast & Crew

Nicola Coughlan
Clare Devlin
Siobhan McSweeney
Sister Michael
Donna Traynor
Donna Traynor
Leah O'Rourke
Jenny Joyce
Philippa Dunne
Geraldine Devlin
Amelia Crowley
Deirdre Mallon
Mya Rose McAleese
Baby Anna
Ava Grace McAleese
Baby Anna
Chris Robinson
Mike the Manager
Sam Pinnell
Jimmy Mulville
Liz Lewin
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Critic Reviews for Derry Girls Series 2

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (11)

Skilfully blending fact with fiction, the personal and political, the nostalgic with the thoroughly modern, [Lisa] McGee's creation has been acutely observed yet uproariously funny.

Nov 26, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

At its best, Derry Girls hits the emotional intersection of cringe, earnestness, and slapstick.

Aug 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Some topical shows explore events that hit maybe too close to home to feel enjoyable now. But being a period piece, Derry Girls doesn't have to stand in for current news cycle trauma -- its placement in history stands on its own.

Aug 7, 2019 | Full Review…

But who could feel unmoved to see the group once again turning their back on history to huddle together under a thrift-store stars and stripes that is missing 30 or so of its stars?

Nov 26, 2019 | Full Review…

The show still manages to straddle the line between gleefully funny and deeply moving, effectively adding an extra dose of the latter this time around.

Nov 26, 2019 | Full Review…

[I]ts second season once again shows that it's possible to balance the mundanity, naivety and near-unshakeable bravado of teenagehood with something more gently profound. As the gang themselves would say... it's a cracker.

Nov 26, 2019 | Full Review…

The absolutely must-see comedy of 2019 - even if you aren't Irish.

Aug 15, 2019 | Full Review…

It made me laugh like few things in recent years....I wanted to savor the second serving, but it was all I could do to spread the three hours over three nights. That's serious self-control, folks.

Aug 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Derry Girls' central message of finding resilience in laughter, therefore, is more valid than ever.

Aug 9, 2019 | Full Review…

If it does nothing else, the second season of Derry Girls reminds viewers that no one wants to go back to the militarized borders, checkpoints, and simmering violence of the nineties.

Aug 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Amusing and worthy example of the driest British humor one can find, Derry Girls continues to use nostalgia to tell a funny and moving story. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 9, 2019 | Full Review…

As a whole, Derry Girls is still the hidden comedy gem of 2019, coming from the most unlikely place and delivering the most unlikely laughs.

Aug 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Derry Girls: Series 2

  • 2d ago
    RATING: A+ Creator: Lisa McGee Director: Michael Lennox Derry Girls Season 2 definitely is as hilarious and bingeable as the first one was. By now you really like all of the characters and you know them, for instance the first time the nun appeared in this Season I instantly knew that she's going to be pissed on by everything. The Writing still is brilliant as well is the Direction. But the noteworthy things are the Production Design and the Costumes.
  • Jan 16, 2021
    Remarkable, incredible, phenomenal.
  • Dec 27, 2020
    I could watch this show every night of my life. HILARIOUS! Sister Michael alone is worth the price of admission. Terrifically clever writing and acting! Would love to give it 100 stars!
  • Dec 19, 2020
    Just a beautifully written and produced series -
  • Jul 26, 2020
    I still love the over the top acting and can't wait for season 3.
  • Jun 10, 2020
    Amazing show! Can't believe I hadn't watched this earlier. Only complaint is that there are only 12 20 minute episodes, but quality over quantity I guess!
  • May 24, 2020
    I did like this season and, once again, it packed a good amount of laughs. I don't think it quite reaches the heights of the first season though and I found myself laughing a wee bit less. The emotional impact of the finale also was not quite up to the previous season's level. I'd still recommend to anyone who finds they like British sitcoms however. I'm also quite intrigued to see where season 3 goes now that the troubles are done with.
  • Mar 19, 2020
    Since I'm usually a big fan of Irish humor and so many people I know love this show, I watched the whole thing. The over the top acting never got less painful for me. I don't get it.
  • Mar 06, 2020
    Derry Girls is fantastic! I've binged the show multiple times
  • Feb 27, 2020
    This show is incredible, I don´t remember much from the history, first because I´m not Irish and also because I was a teenager back in the 90's so not at all interested in politics or the world as such. But the characters show us just how important in one's life the moment they're living is. Nicola Coughlan and Jamie-Lee O'Donnell Show a heartfelt and powerful intensity when in character (specially Coughlan), that we long to see in an actor but that nowadays they lack of. so, as you might have guessed, the cast is fantastic! The soundtrack is fantastic, the editing and photography are fantastic! It is fantastically written, soooo witty. I can't get enough of it!

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