Season two of Derry Girls premiered on Channel 4 last night, and fans are already loving it.
The series, which was created Lisa McGee, follows the personal exploits of a 16-year-old girl and her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 1990s.
The first episode of season two, which was entitled Across The Barricade, saw Erin and co. attend an outdoor pursuits weekend as part of a peace initiative – but peace was the last thing on Michelle’s mind once she found out that Protestant lads were there.
The show aired on Channel 4 at 9.15pm last night, and viewers took to Twitter to praise the first episode.
— Sinead Neill (@MaguireComms) March 5, 2019
The blackboard of differences between Protestants and Catholics in #DerryGirls is amazing – “Catholics love JFK”, “protestants love flutes”, “Catholics watch RTE”, am dyin @nicolacoughlan pic.twitter.com/DWrPKtTgaa
— Matt Sterling (@MSterling27) March 5, 2019
“My friend is half Protestant”
“They don’t come in halves.”
Hilarious #DerryGirls tonight. So brilliant.
— Paul Howard (@AkaPaulHoward) March 5, 2019
— Cathy Ritchie (@cathy_85) March 5, 2019
If we worried the 2nd series wouldn’t be as brilliant as the first we were wrong! This series of #DerryGirls is already even better! Funny, superb acting, sublime writing & nostalgic soundtrack. Let’s hear it for all the Derry Girls & the wee English fella & Sister Michael. 👋 pic.twitter.com/qNTN8b2SVR
— Paul Dunphy Esquire (@pauldunphy) March 5, 2019