In 2018, ‘Derry Girls’ came racing onto our TV screens with a fresh and totally u wide angle to look at the teenage coming of age comedy, with a look at a group of (mostly) girls, and also having them growing up during ‘The Troubles’ in Derry.
In that first season, the show was not only totally hilarious and features fully fleshed out characters, but it also mad surprising moments of emotion (particularly right at the end of the season) mainly due to the bloodshed of the troubles.
In season two, especially the later episodes, the emotional aspects are really focused on to spectacularly effective results, with a final two episodes that will make the most hardened person tear up.
However, it also remained one of the funniest shows on TV, with the storylines and one-liners being laugh out loud funny, and delivered by one of the most talented ensembles on TV.
There was a golden period at the start of 2019 where airing weekly on British TV were the second season to ‘Fleabag’, ‘This Time in Alan Partridge’ and this second season of ‘Derry Girls’, and I struggle to think a better period of recent British Comedy.
This shows just how good ‘Derry Girls’ was that it could very much stand shoulder to shoulder with Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s masterpiece and Steve Coogan’s iconic character.
Due to Covid-19, it looks like a third season won’t air until 2021 at the earliest which is a shame, but I’m just thankful more of this brilliant show is going to be coming to our screens.
Rating = 5/5