Normal People: Season 1

Normal People: Season 1

Normal People: Season 1

The romantic lives of two very different young women in a small Irish town constantly intertwine in this series adaptaion of Sally Rooney's bestselling novel, from the director of the Oscar-nominated Room.

2020UKHulu, BBC
DramaRomance

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
30 April 2020

Episode 1

An attraction sparks between Connell and Marianne when he comes to collect his mother who works at Marianne's house; a deep connection grows between the two teenagers, one they cannot stop but are determined to... MORE conceal from their peers.

EPISODE 1.2
30 April 2020

Episode 2

Connell and Marianne's relationship continues in secret; Connell makes excuses to his friends, while Marianne must find a way to explain her absences to her brother, Alan.

EPISODE 1.3
30 April 2020

Episode 3

Connell offers Marianne a lift home from an event; Connell becomes anxious when his friends tease him about Marianne.

EPISODE 1.4
30 April 2020

Episode 4

At Trinity College, Connell goes to a party, where he feels intimidated by the fashionable crowd; Connell's classmate, Gareth, offers to introduce him to someone else he knows from Sligo, and he comes face to... MORE face with an unexpected guest.

EPISODE 1.5
30 April 2020

Episode 5

Connell and Marianne start socialising as friends in Dublin; Marianne is still dating Gareth, but her interest in him starts to fade.

EPISODE 1.6
30 April 2020

Episode 6

Connell and Marianne are back together; Connell is reluctant to show Marianne affection in front of her friends.

EPISODE 1.7
30 April 2020

Episode 7

Connell is mugged and goes to Marianne's house, where he sees he has interrupted a party; Connell reveals he's seeing someone new.

EPISODE 1.8
30 April 2020

Episode 8

Connell and Niall arrive at Marianne's family house in Italy; the chemistry between Connell and Marianne causes friction with Jamie.

EPISODE 1.9
30 April 2020

Episode 9

Marianne is on a student exchange program in Sweden; she is in a relationship with a photographer; word of Marianne's sex life makes its way back to Dublin; Connell is upset by the gossip.

EPISODE 1.10
30 April 2020

Episode 10

Struggling with the emotional fallout of Rob's death, Connell's mental health deteriorates; through counselling and Marianne's friendship, Connell begins to see a way forward.

EPISODE 1.11
30 April 2020

Episode 11

Marianne returns to Carricklea for the summer; she and Connell spend their weekends together.

EPISODE 1.12
30 April 2020

Episode 12

Marianne and Connell are back in Dublin; Connell receives news that he has been offered a place to study in New York; neither of them know how to process the news.

Normal People: Season 1 / Reviews

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The show is at its best when it allows Marianne to be sexual in these early high school scenes. When she and Connell are alone, there’s a hint of a better show trying to make its way out of a dour shell.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

The first six episodes of the series, which feature the end of school and the first year of college, are easily the strongest part of the show — which is hardly a surprise as that was also the strongest part of Rooney's novel as well...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Again and again throughout Normal People — an excellent Hulu miniseries adapted by Sally Rooney and Alice Birch from Rooney’s bestselling novel — director Lenny Abrahamson (Room) simply lingers on those faces. He trusts his actors’ expressions to tell us what we need to know about why Marianne and Connell fall in love — and, almost just as often, out of it.

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Variety

Variety

Neither Marianne nor Connell are particularly verbose, but their shorthand with each other becomes a language all its own. With every episode, you learn to read their moods and micro-expressions alongside them.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The BBC’s 12-part adaptation of Normal People, widely dubbed the first great millennial novel, is a poignant coming-of-age drama masquerading as teen romance.

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Independent

Independent

To judge by the first four episodes, it’s a beautiful, pitch-perfect adaptation that captures all the intensity and longing of the novel and will bring Rooney’s work to the attention of those who don’t know it, all five of them.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

“Normal People” engineers an uncanny dependency — compelling you to keep watching even when you want to savor what’s come before — while its hefty episode count provides an apt sense of significance.

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