The internet was pure buzzing after the first episode of Channel4's new comedy from Derry.
Derry Girls launched on TV last night with a hilarious bang of Northern Irish antics, and the general consensus was that it’s a real cracker.
Derry Girls is set in the 1990s, following 16-year old Erin and her friends’ experiences of school, boys and the Troubles. It’s based on the real childhood of writer Lisa McGee who tells her story with a brilliant comedy perspective.
The premiere had 1.6million viewers last night and is sure to gain many more after stellar reports and recommendations. Derry Girls was a top trending topic last night, so if you want to see what all the craic is about we strongly recommend you catch-up on the All4 player or with the repeat on C4 this Monday at 11.05pm.
The fast-talking Derry chat, the madcap families, the familiar local sights and the 90s throwbacks all made the show a hit for local viewers.
#DerryGirls too short is my only complaint. Great fun.
— Sharon Thompson (@sharontwriter) January 4, 2018
— Donna Martin (@DonnaMartin03) January 5, 2018
The witty script had so many great lines to quote and big-mouthed Michelle’s amazing insults came a mile-a-minute. The language was so uniquely close to home that a Derry dictionary was provided by Channel4 to help viewers!
Donegal had a few mentions in the show too, from Buncrana, Ballybofey and a hidden Daniel O’Donnell feature spotted by an eagle-eyed viewer:
— lucy barr (@lucy69937416) January 4, 2018
— Alice Diver (@AliceDiver) January 4, 2018
We can’t wait for next week!