Why you should watch clever coming-of-age comedy Derry Girls

Channel 4’s new series set in 1990s Derry, follows 16-year-old Erin and friends, as they navigate the trouble with being teenage girls – and the Troubles with a capital T.

“It wasn’t bullying, it was attempted bullying,” insists 16-year-old Erin Quinn (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), summoned to her headmistress’s office for threatening a first-year. Erin, like many teenagers, has a particularly keen sense of injustice: as she writes in her diary, “Life isn’t fair.” But Erin has a special claim to knowledge of life’s unfairness. “You see, injustice is something I’ve become accustomed to,” she writes. “I am, after all, a child of the...
source: New Statesman

2018-01-12 19:20
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