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Lila as Teenager
Elena as Teenager
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Michele Solara as Teenager
Nino as Teenager
Elena as Adult
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So many individual pieces are intriguing, and some even prove rewarding over hours of consideration. Still, even the most introspective series doesn't need to be such a slog.
The announcement of a new TV adaptation... led many of Ferrante's fans to question how the miniseries could possibly capture the heart of the books. Miraculously, though, it does.
But if the show underscores the grimness of the novels, the loss of Lenù's first-person narration robs the series of something more important: her voice.
My Brilliant Friend is often at its best when it invokes this same crisis of knowledge, of growing up where everyone knows your business and no one can admit the truth. It's about the escape hatch that clever girls squeeze through.
This is an exquisite adaptation. This is like the books but better.
The juxtaposition of their hopes and dreams versus the brutal reality of their lives under the rule of their uneducated fathers and male authority in the early episodes gets you rooting so hard for them you think your heart will burst.
An ambitious proposal whose start buries, with a tedious rhythm, its magnificent setting and production design. [Full Review in Spanish]
There's nothing on TV to match the show's novelistic immersion in [the character's] inner lives.
Brilliant, beautiful, a cut above just about every other recent TV series. On the other hand, you can't help the feeling there's so much you're missing out on by not consuming it in its original format.
The actresses perfectly and gracefully embody the two central characters, friends, neighbors and rivals who grow up together in a Neapolitan slum in the 1950s and 1960s.
Audience Reviews for My Brilliant Friend: Season 1
Jan 05, 2021Fantastic. Brilliant. Lovely.
Sep 04, 2020Brilliant show. The casting was perfect. You believe these characters are real. So absorbing.
Jul 16, 2020Simply wonderful. Each of the female leads delivers a performance uniquely intoxicating, which is supported by strong performances, all around, tasteful cinematography, and a captivating storyline.
May 20, 2020Best show on TV. We watched the first season twice. I am learning Italian just so that I can read the books in their original language.
May 18, 2020I really enjoyed the show. It's fresh and very entertaining. I'm learning Italian and my Professor recommended the series. I'm so glad she did, and I would definitely highly recommend the show to not only people learning Italian but also to everyone.
May 07, 2020I really loved the portrayal of the town and the community. The relationship between the characters really kept the show alive for me. I don't know if the friendship between the two main ones got to be as ambiguous as it tried to be but, however, it was interesting to see.
Apr 27, 2020Starts out slow, but has a brilliant development and world building. I became fascinated with the characters and their world. Very good!
Apr 23, 2020The complexity of the characters and the setting of Naples in the 50s draws you into this show. This season builds the baseline of the larger story that is irresistable and compelling. This season is great but the next season is even better. Watch and enjoy!
Apr 22, 2020This is one of the best shows I have watched in a long time!
Mar 20, 2020There's a hint of charm but it's full of one-dimensional characters, melodrama, and questionable acting.