The television phenomenon of the spring in England finally lands in Canada. After watching the 12 episodes of Normal People, we can better understand the delirium titanic surrounding this series.
Broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom and available on Hulu in the United States, this adaptation of a successful novel is the author’s irish Sally Rooney is relayed by the CBC Gem for over a week.
What is CBC Gem ? The for English-speaking HERE Tou.tv. Good news : this is a platform for video-on-demand free. Bad news : it only offers titles in English. Radio-Canada confirmed to the Newspaper that a French version of Normal People will be produced. However, it is unknown when this will be available.
On paper, the scenario of Normal People, nothing extraordinary. It is a story of love and friendship between two young adults from a small irish town. The whole, spread out over several years.
Initially, Connell (Paul Mescal) is the stereotype of the captain of the football team any good film american teen : popular, athletic, beautiful, intelligent, and shy. For her part, Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) falls into a category slightly more nestled : the rich girl the dirty character, brilliant and bullied.
It is the way in which evolves the plot that brings the work to a higher level. Not to mention the finesse of the dialogues, the realization is sober and delicate Lenny Abrahamson (Room) and Hettie Macdonald (Dr Who), and most importantly, the interpretation that is fair, nuanced and inspired actors.
Normal People is not for the prudes. The tabloid british The Sun reports that in total, the series consists of 41 minutes of sex scenes.
This estimate seems right, but what the article fails to mention is how these sequences are beautifully filmed, and – must admit – so fucking erotic. The chemistry between Mescal and Edgar-Jones is undeniable.
Normal People is becoming the Titanic of a generation. (We are talking about the movie, not the boating accident.) Its stars has sparked a craze that is not dissimilar to that caused by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in 1997.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that some viewers write to the email address fictitious’connell, who you can see briefly in the course of the season. Even the chain that door Mescal during the issue raises passions. The Guardian compares it to the t-shirt classic white, popularized by James Dean in the 1950s. A account of Instagram completely dedicated to the pendant has been created. At the time of writing these lines, the number of subscribers exceeded 180 000.
Several amateurs have also filmed their reaction while watching the last episode. Result : the Internet is full of videos of fans crying tears during the credits at the closing.
For a series called Normal People, this level of infatuation is nothing ordinary.
► The series for Normal People is available on Gem, at the rate of two new episodes per week, until the 1st of July.