Derry Girls Review
by A. West
**** 4 Stars
‘The show helps capture 90’s nostalgia and helps to portray the struggles that people in Northern Ireland went through, which some people might not know much about.’
Director: Michael Lennox
Starring: Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Dylan Llewellyn
Derry Girls is a Northern Irish sitcom created and written by Lisa McGee. Produced by Hat Trick Productions, it is set in Derry, Northern Ireland in the 1990s and follows Erin and her friends as they grow up in a world of armed police in armoured Land Rovers and British Army check points, as they attempt to navigate the highs and lows of being teenagers.
I personally rather enjoyed Season 1, Episode 1 of Derry Girls. The story-line kicks in nicely and it also has been produced nicely to make sure that the characters are clearly shown and represented in an interesting way to help attract an audience. The show helps capture 90’s nostalgia and helps to portray the struggles that people in Northern Ireland went through, which some people might not know much about. Overall, the first episode of Derry Girls is a rather good watch and sets the whole season up. It’s a good show, and a quite informative one too as from watching the series, I have learnt more and more about what life was like in Northern Ireland in the 1990s.
Derry Girls is available on Netflix and All4. It was rated PG by the BBFC.