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Normal People (Hulu, 2020) TV Show • Page 3

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by TJ Wells, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. riotspray

    Trusted Prestigious

    yeah, even if this isn't your thing, it's gonna be hard to criticize it much. very well done
     
  2. Fronnyfron

    Turbo Olé Prestigious

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  3. mad

    I was right. Prestigious

    I also haven’t read the book but everything mentioned in here is probably why I felt like we knew Connell better than Marianne by the end of the series
     
  4. popdisaster00

    I'm usually deluded Moderator

    I’ve got the book at home, my wife read it. Scanned a few pages and a lot of the dialogue is almost exactly the same
     
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  5. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    from what i gather, the book is more “marianne’s” and the show is more “connell’s” kinda obviously. since both were written by sally, i don’t think it really needs to be interrogated that deeply but idk.
     
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  6. mgiannotti

    edge mike Supporter

    The dialogue is almost exactly the same, which is why it's such an impressive adaptation. To that article's point, I don't think the book itself ever describes Marianne as ugly, it was how she saw herself. She's described, at least how I interpreted it, as plainly beautiful, which the casting nails. And I'm glad they didn't carry over the brother being consistently abusive, the show worked much better with the quieter sides of neglect and abuse being portrayed. I also don't agree with the point that the article makes, that her not being ugly means that all the bullying she went through in school isn't as effective, I think her being an outcast because of who she is works way better to illustrate her low self-worth than it would if it focused on her ugliness. Sorry for the rant, love this book and the show. Read Rooney's other book, too, I like it even better than this one!
     
  7. mad

    I was right. Prestigious

    Paul and Daisy are playing Mario Kart on ig live right now
    Daisy's wifi is shit tho lol she looks like 8 pixels
    also Jamie Dornan keeps commenting asking Paul to take his shirt off
     
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  8. mad

    I was right. Prestigious

    also also Phoebe Bridgers left a couple comments calling Paul a bitch lol
     
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  9. Scarecrow Boat

    Regular

    Just finished this and loved it. I hope they continue the story in some way.
     
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  10. mgiannotti

    edge mike Supporter

    Phoebe Bridgers and Paul are talking on Wonderland’s Instagram at 3PM EST today
     
  11. thebloodhound

    Regular

    Finished last night.
    Hit far too close to home and a crushing portrayal of a young love story.

    I'll echo everyone's sentiments, beautifully shot and the performances were phenomenal
     
  12. popdisaster00

    I'm usually deluded Moderator

  13. Signifire May 24, 2020
    (Last edited: May 24, 2020)
    Signifire

    Headphones blaring three stacks Supporter

    Didn’t know there was a thread! I fucking absolutely loved this and am dying for more. Gonna have to pick up the book, and I haven’t read a book in like five years.
     
  14. Nick

    @fangclubb Prestigious

    Wild. I had no idea this was released in America. Great seeing an Irish show getting this attention.
     
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  15. the rural juror

    carried in the arms of cheerleaders

    Eight episodes in and Niall is the best character. Everyone else is always sad or angry but my man Niall just vibin.
     
  16. phaynes12

    playing in the band Prestigious

    he’s a ride or die too
     
  17. EASheartsVinyl

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Starting this now. I assumed the episodes were an hour long, so the length is a pleasant surprise. Now I understand how so many people were able able to binge the entire thing in one day.
     
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  18. Grapevine_Twine

    It's a Chunky! Supporter

    Just finished the book. I loved it so much. I can’t wait to watch
     
  19. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    three episodes in, i like it but it improves from there right?
     
  20. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    halfway done w/ the season
     
  21. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    finished last night. this was great, didn't think it'd basically cut me open by the end
     
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  22. I Am Mick

    @gravebug Prestigious

    I'm 5 episodes into this and it's breaking me
     
  23. I Am Mick

    @gravebug Prestigious

    Just started episode 9...these motherfuckers need to stop dating new people
     
  24. mad

    I was right. Prestigious

    been slowly making my way through the book and god it’s wonderful
    I also love how many times I recognize full bits of dialogue from the show
     
  25. I Am Mick Jun 23, 2020
    (Last edited: Jun 23, 2020)
    I Am Mick

    @gravebug Prestigious

    Finale reaction: This is bullshit this isn’t a happy ending I am broken

    why didn’t any of you stop me??