Here's what foreign viewers have made of Derry Girls and their takes are an absolute riot
Catch yourself on.
As stated previously, Derry Girls is now available for Netflix viewers around the globe to get stuck into over Christmas and while it's not available on the Irish version of the online streaming giant, you can watch it on All4.
Given the fact that the show is quintessentially Irish, plenty of fans are extremely interested in seeing how some of the gags and references have played out abroad but it's credit to Lisa McGee's writing that so much of the story and the jokes in the show are universal.
Yes, Derry Girls is set on Foyleside but good writing is just that. It transcends nationality, gender, age, and most other things.
Essentially, people in Pakistan are getting just as much a kick out of seeing Erin, Clare, Michelle, Orla, and James on screen as people in Downpatrick.
On that note, the general consensus is that it's absolutely great. In fact, The Hollywood Reporter called it the comedy of the year while adding that "their episodic humiliations are our comedy gold."
Hey, there's no accounting for taste around the globe.
Derry Girls has finally made it to Netflix Pakistan and I love it already!
— Bina Shah (@BinaShah) December 24, 2018
Erin and I started re-watching Derry Girls last night and honestly, I don't think there's ever been a show that's made me come that close to throwing up from laughter. I want to watch it with my future kids.
— rabies, baby (@livlila) December 24, 2018
#DerryGirls is the best thing I've watched in 20 years, and just when I needed a really good laugh!
— Caroline Angel Burke (@cangelburke) December 24, 2018
Some people are now questioning if Dolly Parton is the patron saint of Ireland?
There's plenty of love for Sister Michael and Siobhan McSweeney's brilliant performance.
I'm late to it, so I caught it just in time for #DerryGirls to rearrange my list of the best things I've seen this year. Utterly brilliant! Also, would everyone cast @siobhni in absolutely everything from now on, please?
— Adam Kenneth Wilson (@AdamKWilson) December 24, 2018
— Errol Nazareth (@ErrolNazareth) December 24, 2018
The wee English fella has turned heads. Good man, James.
Just found Derry Girls on Netflix NZ. So far, bombs are interfering with sunbed sessions, the wooden spoon has been brandished and a boy has been sent to a girls school...because of an English accent. pic.twitter.com/oJsrfZ5s7X
— Dr Niamh Mc Namara (@deargdawn) December 22, 2018
People want more seasons. Well, Season 2 is coming.
— eileen (@shutterbug1029) December 24, 2018
People are gripped by the Derry accents and the 'colourful' use of language.
I'm learning a whole new vocabulary thanks to Derry Girls @netflix it's weirdly funny! I'm about to binge this "motherfucker"!
— Faith (@Faith4less) December 24, 2018
The Irish nods are going down a treat and educating people.
— QUINN HOPP Ⓥ (@qhopp) December 23, 2018
Netflix recommendation: “Derry Girls” is very good and also led to a family wide conversation about The Troubles.
— Jane Coaston (@janecoaston) December 23, 2018
— AnneeWaits🦄🍷 (@AnneeWaits) December 23, 2018
Watching @LisaMMcGee’s @Derry_Girls on @NetflixANZ & I’ve nearly f&@$ing wet meself laughing!! Michelle: ‘Nobody ever actually gets expelled. Wanda Gallagher hasn’t even been expelled & she’s in the IRA’ Erin: ‘I’d say that’s probably why’ @SaoirseJackson #Ireland #Irish #Netflix pic.twitter.com/hZzmSw3Wrd
— Sinéad Ní Bhroin LUFC (@HomesickdEirinn) December 24, 2018
Started #DerryGirls on Netflix. Good show about teenagers growing up during The Troubles in Northern Ireland. It's a comedy but weaves in some politics and history in a very subtle but effective way.
— Esther (@GratuitousV) December 24, 2018
The soundtrack is cracker.
the derry girls soundtrack is superb
— cody’s girl (@hgbrennan) December 24, 2018
— IG: Lauren J 🇿🇦💚💙🏳️🌈 (@lajarms) December 24, 2018
Episode 4 of Derry Girls has the most killer soundtrack - I totally know all those Whitfield’s Saturday Night dance moves; Girls & Boys by Blur; & closing with a Heart of a Women.
So 1994 Ireland!!
— Joe Harrington (@JoeJoeCity) December 22, 2018
As for the finale, well...
I started crying at the end of Derry Girls hows your Friday going
— mot collins (@heavydutywoman) December 21, 2018