Posted on April 30, 2020 at 12:15 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Hulu released its adaptation of the hit novel Normal People yesterday, and NPR's Linda Holmes gives it two thumbs up.

Sally Rooney's 2018 work won the top prize at the 2019 British Book Awards and the Costa Book Award for best novel; it also landed on the Booker Prize longlist, the New York Times bestseller list, and quite a few best-of-2019 lists. 

So the bar was set fairly high for the twelve-part series that follows the on-again, off-again affair between Marianne and Connell.

At least for Holmes, the actors, directors, set designers and other professionals who brought the tale to life have met — or even exceeded — expectations.

"It's a lovely series, not just to binge, but perhaps to dole out to yourself a couple of episodes at a time," she concludes.

You can read more about the book and the techniques that the TV crew used to illustrate it in NPR.

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