The show is an adaptation of the book ‘Normal People’ by Sally Rooney. Set in a small town in Ireland, it follows the lives of Connell and Marianne, who were very different people. Connell is the popular student with a lost sense of purpose, while Marianne is an outcast. The tables are turned when the two make it to the same college and find comfort in each other’s company. Their relationship makes swift transitions, from friends to lovers who support each other and help each other grow.
The show highlights how the same person is different in different settings, constantly evolving out of ourselves into us. All these simple ideas come together to give you feelings of deep nostalgia and relatability and leave you with the thought of how inexplicably complicated “normal” really is. The characters are trying to navigate their own personal journey while trying to they figure out the complexities in their relationship.
Normal People in an Irish romantic drama released in 2020. It is a must watch coming of age drama with several heartfelt and equally heartbreaking moments that will keep you hooked.