Normal People is a gem of a tv program. Over 12 episodes, Sally Rooney‘s acclaimed novel was adapted into a piece of brilliant storytelling examining the intersections and love (and lust) lives of Marianne Sheridan (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell Waldron (Paul Mescal). It’s a quiet, delicate, and unyieldingly attractive present. And it’s a disgrace we solely have 12 episodes on Hulu we are able to watch, proper? Wrong!
For, you see, the solid and inventive group of Normal People has teamed up with Comic Relief, the British charity program wherein proficient artists create new items of content material for a great cause, to craft two new shorts set on the planet of Normal People. This items really feel precisely just like the present, with a few irresistible twists.
In “Normal People Confessions,” Connell visits a Catholic priest to admit his emotions of lust over… nicely, he doesn’t fairly say, however you may intuit who. And wouldn’t you recognize it: that Catholic priest simply so occurs to be Andrew Scott reprising his steamy position because the Hot Priest from Fleabag, that different unimaginable British present about discovering your self and getting actual attractive! What a crossover! And that crossover turns into literal when Marianne reveals up on the opposite aspect of the Hot Priest, turning the entire state of affairs right into a confessional crossfire.
And in “Older Normal People,” boy howdy is the piss taken out of Normal People. Two older actors (whose names weren’t given however my goodness do they offer exemplary performances) think about what Marianne and Connell’s life down the highway may seem like. With impeccable filmmaking and adopting of the present’s understated dialogue, this sketch is a splendidly nuanced piece of comedy for a extremely particular viewers. And you’ll hear the phrase “beans on toast” 100 occasions, which is all the time a plus.
Check out “Normal People Confessions” (feat. Andrew “Hot Priest” Scott) and “Older Normal People” under. Be positive to provide to The Community Foundation for Ireland right here. For extra on the moody, attractive world of Sally Rooney, try the intel on her subsequent work being tailored for Hulu.