Conversations with Friends: Season 1

Conversations with Friends: Season 1

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Two college students, Frances and Bobbi, forge a strange and unexpected relationship with a married couple in this series from the team behind Normal People—director Lenny Abrahamson and bestselling author Sally Rooney. Leanne Welham (His Dark Materials) co-directs.

2022Rating: TV-MAUK
Drama

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Episode 1

In the summer before their final year at Trinity College,... More Frances and her best friend Bobbi meet an impressive local writer, Melissa. Bobbi quickly develops a crush on Melissa but Frances is unexpectedly drawn to Melissa’s husband, Nick.

EPISODE 1.2

Episode 2

At Melissa’s birthday party, Frances finds herself alone with Nick.... More They can’t resist the attraction between them and kiss. The next day Frances visits her parents in the country and agonises over what this turn of events might mean.

EPISODE 1.3

Episode 3

Back in Dublin, Frances and Nick meet to discuss the... More kiss. Their attraction deepens and they begin an affair. Things become complicated when Nick travels to Scotland for work. Frances is unable to confide in Bobbi and their relationship also suffers.

EPISODE 1.4

Episode 4

Frances and Bobbi travel to Croatia to join Melissa and... More Nick on holiday. Having not seen or spoken to Nick in a few weeks, Frances learns that he has had a tough time recently and they both realise that they are still attracted to each other.

EPISODE 1.5

Episode 5

As Frances and Nick grow closer things become tense between... More Bobbi and Frances. Bobbi can sense Nick’s attraction to Frances and becomes frustrated with Frances’s reluctance to talk about it. A visit from Melissa’s agent raises tensions in the villa.

EPISODE 1.6

Episode 6

Back in Ireland, tensions remain unresolved with Bobbi. Frances... More visits her mother but ends up in hospital when she has an attack of severe abdominal pain. Before returning to Dublin, she visits her father and is confronted by his growing alcoholism.

EPISODE 1.7

Episode 7

As final year at Trinity begins, Bobbi reveals she is... More looking for a room to rent and Frances asks her to move in. Nick returns from Croatia. He and Frances contemplate being more open about their relationship – which excites and frightens her.

EPISODE 1.8

Episode 8

At Melissa’s book launch Frances struggles with her growing feelings... More for Nick. Her jealousy frustrates Bobbi. Feeling alone, Frances seeks intimacy elsewhere but the reality of her feelings for Nick cause her to behave in a destructive way.

EPISODE 1.9

Episode 9

Frances writes her first short story. Her health is still... More causing her problems and she collapses at college. Bobbi brings her home and as Frances recovers they talk more honestly about their friendship. Nick makes a surprising revelation.

EPISODE 1.10

Episode 10

Frances receives a surprise email from Melissa and the groups’... More dynamics are tested in unsuspected ways. Frances’ dad leaves a concerning voicemail and Bobbi also has problems with her family; she and Frances experience a shift in their friendship.

EPISODE 1.11

Episode 11

Frances sees a consultant and is given a diagnosis that... More distresses her. This news, combined with an upsetting revelation from Nick and an unexpected argument with Bobbi, causes Frances’ life to spiral out of control.

EPISODE 1.12

Episode 12

Frances faces up to the consequences of her actions and... More attempts to repair her relationship with Bobbi. She also finds a fragile understanding with her parents. But as she strives to take control of her life, the question of her and Nick remains.

Conversations with Friends: Season 1 | Reviews

59%56 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

The major problem... lies in its pace, which is a little too bucolic to handle what’s, at its core, hardly groundbreaking material.

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Independent

Independent

Though it is undoubtedly slow, solipsistic, and self-satisfied, the show has an ambient appeal.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

(It) is a soap opera at heart, but its emotional intelligence elevates the show into something really worth talking about.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Conversations with Friends paints a sophisticated psychological portrait of when youthful ambitions and adult realities come to a head.

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Vulture

Vulture

An absorbing exploration of commitment, friendship, and romantic love.

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NPR

NPR

The challenge of serving all these relationships is a little too much for the script...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

There are wonderful moments throughout... But those moments are sprinkled in among a lot of narrative flab.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The show’s restraint, and its characters’ detachment, threatens to turn bloodless and opaque.

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Conversations with Friends: Season 1 | Trailers

Conversations with Friends: Season 1 | Release Details

Conversations with Friends: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Prime Video.