- My Brilliant Friend: Series 1 review by OT
An absolute delight from start to finish. Fascinating characters, an amazing ensemble cast and some gorgeous Italian scenery to boot.
6 out of 6 members found this review helpful.
- My Brilliant Friend: Series 1 review by CW
This first series of My Brilliant Friend truly captures the story told in the book. The book comes to life. I was happy to see that the author, Ferrante, was one of the 4 script writers. Casting, acting, sets, costumes all perfect. I think the episodes would appeal to those who haven’t read the books but for those like me who have read them, this series will delight. I wouldn’t change a thing.
5 out of 5 members found this review helpful.
A great start for our household
- My Brilliant Friend: Series 1 review by KK
This was so lovingly done, with quite a lot of reverence to the book, I think. The 2 girls, and later young women, were really well chosen. It takes a lot of the gloss off the Naples of the 1950s, I have to say- grey streets, colourless shops, the sea hinted at but distant. And possessive, macho men laying into other people and carving out their territories. But all this is there in the books.
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.