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    Derry Girls TV show about teenagers growing up in the 90s

    The Bogside Girls in the 90s
    Set in the early 1990s, this sitcom features the personal exploits of a 16 year old girl, her family and friends during the Troubles.







    Derry Girls: Audience buzzing for new NI-based sitcom

    New comedy Derry Girls made its TV debut on Thursday night - but was it beezer or pure bert (that's bad, to you non-Derry folk)?
    An eager local audience was among the 1.6m people who tuned in to see if the Channel 4 sitcom delivered laughs and a true-to-life portrayal of the Troubles-era city in the early 90s.
    Creator Lisa McGee based the show on her own experiences growing up in Londonderry.

    The show centres on 16-year-old Erin Quinn and her muckers as they navigate a daily teenage life of school, nuns and the occasional Army patrol.
    And the early feeling on Derry Girls is that it's more good buzz than brock - here's a rundown of the reaction following Thursday night's premiere.

    Creator McGee has said she wanted to portray that Derry was "a brilliant place to live and grow up".
    "I just thought 'someone needs to show the other side of it' - that these people are funny. You never got to see that side of Northern Ireland."

    Early on, Derry Girls seemed to promise a faithful portrayal of its time and place - from the soundtrack (The Cranberries, Cypress Hill) to the all-green uniform of the nuns-run Immaculate Conception school (based on Thornhill College, where McGee and countless other Derry girls went).
    And, of course, the accents and linguistic somersaults of Derry slang.
    For those actors not from the city, the accent proved a challenge - but some found useful ways of getting the vocals down.
    Galway native Nicola Cloughlan, who plays Claire, said she based her accent on pop star Nadine Coyle.

    Meanwhile, ahead of Thursday's broadcast real-life Derry girls took to social media to share their teenage school photos using the hashtag #DerryGirls.
    But did the show live up to the hype?
    The critics

    Over in the Belfast Telegraph, Leona O'Neill was positively lurred with what Derry Girls had to offer.
    She wrote that it "turned out to be an authentic and hilarious depiction of life in a troubled city during the early 90s".
    "On first glance Derry Girls is warm and honest, laugh out loud funny and as vibrant as the Derry girls it represents," she said.
    The local view from the Derry Journal was just as positive, with Brendan McDaid writing that the show is "a more innocent Inbetweeners set in what were more innocent times perhaps, but no less funny for that".
    Critics from across the Irish Sea seemed just as enthused and had no problems deciphering the Derry dialogue.

    Derry Girls: Audience buzzing for new NI-based sitcom - BBC News
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    Brilliant. With my new Irish Passport winging it's way to me, I'll enjoy it all the more. Jenny Mack! To be sure to be sure. Just practising. How did it sound Snakey?

    Also - all the actresses are 18/19 yrs old so ney worry there boys.

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    Very happy your Irish passport is on it's way as for me it's a great show and hopefully the girls will go on to improve their lives after this , I wish the girls all the best and it's where I was born jailed an shot by the British army 3 times just opposite the shop you see in the show so for me I think it's a great show it's my neighbourhood ,

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    They're exactly the same as any other 16 year old girls.

    The only thing on their mind is getting a mile of cock up them and playing Netball.

    Good fookin bless them eh.

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    Bound to be good soundtrack. Cranberries during the trailer, what else to come? Thin Lizzy, U2, Stiff Little Fingers, Snow Patrol..... Maybe Thin Lizzie is a bit dated for this.

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    ^I fookin hate the Cranberries. Outcasts, Undertones and Rudi and I'm in.

    Bonus: Most of those Colleens look do-able.

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    My teenage punk band Semtex might be in it.

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    The verdict is in: Derry Girls is ‘class’ hi


    Cast of the new show, Clare Devlin (Nicola Coughlan), Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell), James Maguire (Dylan Llewellyn), Orla McCool (Louisa Clare Harland), Erin Quinn (Saoirse Monica Jackson)


    New TV comedy show Derry Girls has been given a massive thumbs up from the public after the first episode aired on Channel 4 last night. Thousands of people took to Twitter, Facebook and other social media to express their approval for the show, with many already predicting Derry Girls is now in line for a second series
    The hashtag #DerryGirls was the number one trend on Twitter across the UK and Ireland after the show aired at 10pm. Praise was heaped on Derry writer and creator of the show, Lisa McGee, and the cast and crew, with many praising the killer one liners delivered by the young cast. Derry people gave the show an overwhelming stamp of approval with many Derry women sharing their own school photos from the 1990s online. One man wrote: “#DerryGirls what a brilliant first episode, already hooked and wishing for series 2!!!!

    Another person wrote: “The wooden spoon threat came out in the first episode of #DerryGirls. Can’t tell you how many times we were threatened with that bad boy as a kid. Must be a standard NI mum thing. #woodenspoon” Among those Tweeting about the show was Nadine Coyle, who inspired Galway actress Nicola Coughlan’s Derry accent, while weather man Barra Best tweeted: “Gotta day, I’m loving ‘Derry Girls’ on @Channel4. Local writer @LisaMMcGee has done a great job....so she has! #DerryGirls”


    https://www.derryjournal.com/news/th...s-hi-1-8317277
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    Wooden spoon is not uniquely NI, I can assure you

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    Against my better judgement, I tried episode 1. Each episode is 23 minutes...basically a half hour sitcom. It was so horrible I thought I was watching American TV. Made it about six minutes.

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    Oh fook

    You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time

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    ^I'd be interested to hear from anyone who thought it was good.

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    The 90's are considered nostalgic by the most encumbered and status-seeking GENERATIONS HAVEN'T A CLUE class.

    Is this what we've become?

    I'll take a rain check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Brilliant. With my new Irish Passport winging it's way to me, I'll enjoy it all the more. Jenny Mack! To be sure to be sure. Just practising. How did it sound Snakey?

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    It's Janey Mack, not Jenny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    The 90's are considered nostalgic by the most encumbered and status-seeking GENERATIONS HAVEN'T A CLUE class.

    Is this what we've become?

    I'll take a rain check.
    What would you know about life in Derry, you overprivileged American buffoon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    It's Janey Mack, not Jenny.
    Janey Mack, me shirt is black
    What’ll I do for Sunday?
    But go to bed and bury me head
    And don’t get up until Monday!

    Well it's good practise and thanks for the pointer. Anyway, Gorney Mack! When should one use Jamey or Gorney?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Janey Mack, me shirt is black
    What’ll I do for Sunday?
    But go to bed and bury me head
    And don’t get up until Monday!

    Well it's good practise and thanks for the pointer. Anyway, Gorney Mack! When should one use Jamey or Gorney?
    Skinnymalinks melodeon legs umberella feet
    Went to the pictures
    Couldn't get a seat
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    Skinnymalinks farted
    Skinnymalinks melodeon legs umberella feet!

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    Is Bob an Orange man?

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    "When should one use Jamey or Gorney?"
    When one may be feeling quite horny.
    Is there no craigslist to view
    Whilst having a poo
    The splashback does such adorn me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai3 View Post
    Is Bob an Orange man?
    slightly tanned

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    slightly tanned
    Oddly enough there's a black joke in there somewhere.


    I remember my grandmother not so fondly reminiscing about the Black & Tans coming through her village as a young girl.

    Throughout her life she did always say the word British with a certain hiss.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_and_Tans#Conduct

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    slightly tanned

    Black and tan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Oddly enough there's a black joke in there somewhere.

    Not odd. Wholly intentional.


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    Time for a song


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