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Yes! The millennial bonkbuster we all prayed for in 'Normal People'

Ciara O'Connor



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MILLENNIAL BINGO JACKPOT: Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones in ‘Normal People’

MILLENNIAL BINGO JACKPOT: Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones in ‘Normal People’

MILLENNIAL BINGO JACKPOT: Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones in ‘Normal People’

It's been the biggest week for Irish millennials since Samantha Mumba got to number one, with the entire series of Normal People dropping to universal acclaim - and never has there been so much visibility for our kind, so much dialogue and patience.

On the worldwide stage, there's never been a hotter moment to be an Irish millennial. There had been concerns about making a 12-episode adaptation of one not-particularly-long novel in which not very much happens, but in these long Corona-days where time stretches and warps, Normal People's extreme length feel right.

This opposite-of-melodrama meandering plot reflects the Corona state of mind, where every mundane action (going to the supermarket, washing your hands) and every conversation feels momentous and meaningful. The show seems to have all the time in the world - but then, with nowhere to go and nowhere to be, so do many of its viewers.