Derry Girls

TV review by Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Irish teen comedy set in the '90s is raunchy but hilarious.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 21 reviews

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age 12+
age 12+

A sitcom with a historical twist

Derry Girls will make you laugh, but it may also make you learn. It chronicles the lives of a group of girls (and a wee English fella) living in Northern Ireland during the Troubles of the 1990s. It's best to do some research before watching the show. Without reading a bit into the Northern Ireland conflict, the show is still funny, but the historical significance of some groups, such as the IRA, may go unnoticed.

This title has:

Too much swearing

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