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Watching the Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls these days is not so much an entertainment experience as a statement of cultural pride and patriotism

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
17th March, 2019
Derry Girls: a very Irish triumph

Have you noticed that the way we watch Derry Girls has changed? Last year, when the first series of the hit TV show aired on Channel 4, we watched the dramedy like we watch any other programme: with a mixture of objectivity and curiosity. But now? Now we consume it differently.

All three million of us grab our popcorn, make appointments with our sofas, and immerse ourselves in the 1990s-set series with a thrill that’s rare....

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