Normal People (2020)

Normal People (2020)

Apr. 26, 2020
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Normal People (2020) is a drama, romance TV Series directed by Lenny Abrahamson, Hettie Macdonald and Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, Paul Mescal in lead roles. Normal People TV Series produced by Catherine Magee. It’s made in English.

Cast Info

  • Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne Sheridan
  • Paul Mescal as Connell Waldron
  • Sarah Greene as Lorraine Waldron
  • Aislín McGuckin as Denise Sheridan
  • Eanna Hardwicke as Rob Hegarty
  • Frank Blake as Alan Sheridan
  • Eliot Salt as Joanna
  • India Mullen as Peggy
  • Desmond Eastwood as Niall
  • Sebastian de Souza as Gareth
  • Fionn O’Shea as Jamie
  • Leah McNamara as Rachel Moran
  • Seán Doyle as Eric
  • Niamh Lynch as Karen
  • Kwaku Fortune as Philip
  • Clinton Liberty as Kiernan
  • Aoife Hinds as Helen Brophy
  • Lancelot Ncube as Lukas
  • Meadhbh Maxwell as Lisa
  • Killian Filan as Jack

Crew Info

  • Director: Lenny Abrahamson, Hettie Macdonald
  • Writer: Alice Birch, Mark O’Rowe, Sally Rooney
  • Producer: Catherine Magee, Ed Guiney (Executive producer), Andrew Lowe (Executive producer), Emma Norton (Executive producer), Anna Ferguson (Executive producer), Sally Rooney (Executive producer), Lenny Abrahamson (Executive producer)
  • Cinematography: Suzie Lavelle, Kate McCullough
  • Editor: Nathan Nugent, Stephen O’Connell
  • Series Music: Stephen Rennicks
  • Casting Director: Louise Kiely, Karen Scully
  • Production Designer: Lucy van Lonkhuyzen
  • Art Director: Irene O’Brien
  • Costume Designer: Lorna Marie Mugan

Production Details

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Production Company: Element Pictures, Screen Ireland
  • Distribution Company: BBC Studios, Hulu
  • Original network: BBC Three, RTÉ One, Hulu
  • Shooting Location: Sligo (Ireland), Sweden, Dublin (Ireland), Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland), Italy
  • Filming Dates: 27 May 2019 – 3 October 2019
  • On Air Date: 26 April 2020 at the United Kingdom
  • Airs on: 26 April 2020 at online platform
  • Runtime: 23–34 minutes
  • Last air date: 26 April 2020
  • Certification or Rating: TV-14
  • Country of origin: Ireland
  • Original Language: English

Synopsis

Marianne and Connell weave in and out of each other’s lives in this exploration of sex, power and the desire to love and be loved. Adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel.

Season and Episode Info

Normal People Tv series on air from 2020.

  • Season: 01‘s Total 12 Episodes on aired till now.

Season 01 (2020)

Episode #1.1

  • Director: Lenny Abrahamson
  • Writer: Sally Rooney, Alice Birch
  • Released Date: 26 April 2020 (UK), 29 April 2020 (US), 28 April 2020 (Ireland)
  • Plot: In modern, rural Ireland, Connell and Marianne, on different ends of their school’s social scene, begin an intense, secret affair.
  • Ratings: 8.0 (791)

Episode #1.2

  • Director: Lenny Abrahamson
  • Writer: Sally Rooney and Alice Birch
  • Released Date: 26 April 2020 (UK), 29 April 2020 (US), 28 April 2020 (Ireland)
  • Plot: Marianne and Connell’s affair continues, but the pressures of the outside world start to take their toll
  • Ratings: 8.3 (705)

Episode #1.3

  • Director: Lenny Abrahamson
  • Writer: Sally Rooney and Alice Birch
  • Released Date: 26 April 2020 (UK), 29 April 2020 (US), 5 May 2020 (Ireland)
  • Plot: Connell betrays Marianne by making a cowardly choice. Marianne withdraws from school, causing Connell intense guilt
  • Ratings: 8.5 (651)

Episode #1.4

  • Director: Lenny Abrahamson
  • Writer: Sally Rooney and Alice Birch
  • Released Date: 26 April 2020 (UK), 29 April 2020 (US), 5 May 2020 (Ireland)
  • Plot: Connell finds college lonely; Marianne finds instant popularity. After running into each other they decide to try to be friends
  • Ratings: 8.1 (613)

Episode #1.5

  • Director: Lenny Abrahamson
  • Writer: Sally Rooney and Alice Birch
  • Released Date: 26 April 2020 (UK), 29 April 2020 (US), 12 May 2020 (Ireland)
  • Plot: Connell joins Marianne’s social circle but doesn’t fit in. He apologises for how he treated her; she reconsiders her relationship with her new boyfriend, Gareth
  • Ratings: 8.6 (605)

Episode #1.6

  • Director: Lenny Abrahamson
  • Writer: Sally Rooney and Alice Birch
  • Released Date: 26 April 2020 (UK), 29 April 2020 (US), 12 May 2020 (Ireland)
  • Plot: Connell and Marianne are together, but when he loses his job and she has an upsetting trip home, they withdraw from each other
  • Ratings: 8.1 (559)

Episode #1.7

  • Director: Hettie Macdonald
  • Writer: Alice Birch
  • Released Date: 26 April 2020 (UK), 29 April 2020 (US), 19 May 2020 (Ireland)
  • Plot: Marianne and Connell are seeing other people and realize (too late) that their break-up was due to a misunderstanding
  • Ratings: 8.1 (536)

Episode #1.8

  • Director: Hettie Macdonald
  • Writer: Alice Birch
  • Released Date: 26 April 2020 (UK), 29 April 2020 (US), 19 May 2020 (Ireland)
  • Plot: Connell visits Marianne at her family’s summer home in Italy, where tensions between her and Jamie are at an all-time high.
  • Ratings: 8.5 (552)

Episode #1.9

  • Director: Hettie Macdonald
  • Writer: Alice Birch
  • Released Date: 26 April 2020 (UK), 29 April 2020 (US), 26 May 2020 (Ireland)
  • Plot: Marianne, studying abroad, pursues an unhealthy relationship; in Dublin Connell enjoys an uncomplicated relationship with Helen
  • Ratings: 7.7 (527)

Episode #1.10

  • Director: Hettie Macdonald
  • Writer: Alice Birch
  • Released Date: 26 April 2020 (UK), 29 April 2020 (US), 26 May 2020 (Ireland)
  • Plot: After a tragic event, Connell struggles with severe depression. Marianne remains a lifeline for him from abroad
  • Ratings: 8.9 (632)

Episode #1.11

  • Director: Hettie Macdonald
  • Writer: Mark O’Rowe
  • Released Date: 26 April 2020 (UK), 29 April 2020 (US), 2 June 2020 (Ireland)
  • Plot: In Sligo, Marianne and Connell try to navigate friendship. A fight between Marianne and Alan causes a rift with her family
  • Ratings: 8.8 (567)

Episode #1.12

  • Director: Hettie Macdonald
  • Writer: Alice Birch
  • Released Date: 26 April 2020 (UK), 29 April 2020 (US), 2 June 2020 (Ireland)
  • Plot: Their final year in Trinity, Marianne and Connell are fully together – but how it will endure after they graduate is uncertain.
  • Ratings: 8.9 (624)

On Air Info

The 12 episodes became available as a BBC Three boxset on BBC iPlayer on 26 April 2020. BBC One airing on 27 April 2020. The series premiered in the US on Hulu on 29 April 2020. The series became available on Stan in Australia on 27 April 2020 and began steaming on RTÉ One in Ireland on 28 April 2020.

Normal People Tv series official trailer was released on YouTube on 31 March 2020.

Critics and TRP Report

Ratings

  • IMDB: 8.6/10 (20,985 votes)
  • Metacritic: 84/100
  • Google: 94/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 89/10
  • Letterboxd: 4.3/5

Review

  • Caroline Framke of Variety magazine wrote: With its trifecta of elegant writing, directing, and acting, Hulu’s Normal People is just as bleak and uncompromising as Rooney’s novel — a feat, and one that takes several episodes to fully absorb. In fact, it took me until about halfway through to understand just how much it was affecting me. … As Marianne and Connell’s relationship grows deeper, Normal People becomes as immersive as the book that inspired it, making you both crave and dread knowing — or perhaps more accurately, experiencing — what happens next.
  • Linda Holmes of NPR described: a lovely series, not just to binge, but perhaps to dole out to yourself a couple of episodes at a time.
  • CNN described: perfectly [understanding of] the desires we place on communication technologies and the ways they nearly always come up short.” and “irresistible in abnormal times.

Viewing figures

BBC Three its best ever in its first week on iPlayer (26 April to 3 May), receiving over 16.2 million program requests across the 12 episodes, about 5 million of which were from 16–34-year-olds.

BBC Three requests up to 21.8 million, doubling the previous record of 10.8 million from the release of the first series of Killing Eve. 70% of BBC Three requests that week was for Normal People and a quarter had finished all 12 episodes.

So far, the first two episodes have been reported to be watched on RTÉ One by an average of 371,000 viewers with an additional 19,000 on RTÉ One +1 and 301,000 streams on RTÉ Player, becoming the most-watched opening of a drama series on RTÉ Player. 30% of 15–34-year-olds watching TV were watching Normal People.

Additional Note

The series has been sold to over 20 broadcasters worldwide. The series has received critical acclaim, with praise for the performances, writing, and its portrayal of mature content.

External links

Original title Normal People
First air date Apr. 26, 2020
Last air date Apr. 26, 2020
Seasons 1
Episodes 12
Average Duration 30 minutes
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