why don’t you watch the season 1 finale of derry girls and maybe you’ll understand the necessity of love and friendship in the face of terror and violence and the enduring hope that keeps humanity going during its darkest moments
every time i watch derry girls i am reminded of this video we watched in school about the troubles. a tv journalist was talking about being on assignment in derry and one night she met a girl who was about 16 or 17 in the women’s bathroom of a pub. they were chatting and when the girl realised she was a journalist she said, “what are you doing here? sure, nothing ever happens in derry.” the journalist was so struck by that statement, but then she realised that this girl had lived her entire life under the shadow of sectarian violence, it wasn’t that she was ignorant or apthetic towards it, she just didn’t know any other life. and thats what makes derry girls such a special show, you have this group of teenagers who are just living their lives and being idiots and then every now and then we as viewers are forced to acknowledge the true horror of the world they are living in.