It is a dramatic series embodies the story of Marianne and Connell from the end of their school days in a small town in western Ireland to college years at Trinity College. During this period, the duo were living in constant communication while there was an indelible growth and strange contact among adolescents. They both seem determined to hide this strange relationship.
"Normal People" could be the first work in Rooney's "Before" trilogy, another epic and intimate romance built around an undeniable, impractical spark. After all, it may have been done before, but it hasn't been told like this.
Occasionally, their inability to simply express themselves frustrated me, but Edgar-Jones and Mescal do such a good job of communicating the tortured feelings bouncing around in their characters' skull that you recognize the misery they're going through.
The show finds emotional power in its finely modulated lead performances, which have ample room to unfold. The effects are sneaky, cumulative, dependent on your willingness to agonize with the characters across four years and a series of sloppy partings.