Terry Hunter reviews NORMAL PEOPLE

NORMAL PEOPLE (Twelve half hour episodes on HULU) is based on an excellent coming of age novel by Sally Rooney. It’s a bittersweet and very realistic story of first love with all its joys and pitfalls. The two lead actors, Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne and Paul Mescal as Connell have strong chemistry and real acting chops. Based on a popular novel by Sally Rooney, the series consists of poignant vignettes across a four year period—from the time the two get together as high school seniors in a small Irish town through their final year of college in Dublin. During these years, each of them goes through major personality changes. They have a strong connection and they never stop loving each other, but they don’t know how to tell each other their deepest needs, so they break up painfully and come back together several times. NORMAL PEOPLE is intense. The many sex scenes alone make it unsuitable for children, but the intimate encounters are not exploitive in the least. If you like compelling personal drama that can deeply move you, don’t miss NORMAL PEOPLE. It’s among the very best shows I’ve ever streamed. (If you don’t have HULU, you can get in on a free 30 day trial.) terryhunter70@hotmail.com

Terry Hunter reviews NORMAL PEOPLE