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I've watched the first episode (plus a bunch of clips on YT) and I'm really digging it. I figured the women here might like it too!

This was especially funny to me! I'm not Irish, I'm actually American, but my Irish grandmother is absolutely obsessed with the divide between Catholics and Protestants. She actually started crying when my cousin got engaged to a Catholic boy.

I've watched the first episode (plus a bunch of clips on YT) and I'm really digging it. I figured the women here might like it too! [This was especially funny to me!](https://youtu.be/0j0OF-TlyAY) I'm not Irish, I'm actually American, but my Irish grandmother is absolutely obsessed with the divide between Catholics and Protestants. She actually started crying when my cousin got engaged to a Catholic boy.

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[–] BlackCirce 11 points (+11|-0)

Yes I love this show so much, I was raised Roman Catholic and still a big fan of it.

[–] Tnetennba [OP] 7 points (+9|-2)

I was raised Lutheran (textbook WASPs) and in my family Catholics were considered worse than atheists!

I remember one year for Halloween I wanted to go as a pregnant nun (age 15, so I loved anything subversive and weird) and my family actually sat me down and had a very serious discussion about how I CANNOT be a nun, even as a joke, because Catholics Are Evil.

Religion is a helluva drug.

[–] Hollyhock 3 points (+3|-0)

Me too! Every class in our Lutheran school could have been called, "Why we are not Catholic."

[–] sealwomyn 1 points (+1|-0)

^ That but with a side of "Why we are not Baptist.". I wanted to be a nun for a bit when I was a kid (live in a castle with no men and a bunch of women?) and they were like Nuns Bad, We Don't Have Nuns

[–] wilmas 10 points (+10|-0)

I watch it, I grew up a few miles outside of Derry so it was fun seeing familiar places.

[–] thedarkhorse 9 points (+9|-0)

I really loved it. Pure nostalgia. If you are an atheist in Ireland you will be asked whether you are a Protestant atheist or a Catholic atheist.

[–] Hermione 8 points (+8|-0)

I love the nostalgia of it, and the unapologetic centering of girls and their lives. No woke messaging, no rewriting of history, etc.

The only thing that stung when I first watched it was the end of the first season I believe, with a bombing that killed like 16 people, with the family watching the news looking gutted.

It actually felt nostalgic to me to have people shocked and in disbelief at such an event. Even during the Troubles such events were shocking. Now? Maybe Ireland is better (for now, not looking forward to having a hard border again), but I can’t say the same for other countries in Europe. Or the US.

I have to watch it with subtitles on, but I laugh so hard. It's a very funny and heartwarming show, and I love the soundtrack!

It took me a couple of goes to get into it but it is really good. I’m only a couple of years older than they were at the time so it’s a nice bit of nostalgia too.

[–] Fpccgc 1 points (+1|-0)

I love the show but the actresses have bowed down to the gender cult.

[–] ActualWendy 2 points (+2|-0)

Only the one who plays a lesbian has some out as Super Ally, as far as I know. And guess what, she's in a big Netflix series.

[–] Nona_Biba 1 points (+1|-0)

Yes lol, I loved that show! I'm an american who wasn't raised religious. I've never really watched any media that took place during the troubles (and don't know much about it either) so it was entertaining while also...kind of educational?

[–] heartwitch 1 points (+1|-0)

I've watched both seasons and I love it. I grew up in a different time and place with different preoccupations, but the humor seems to transcend those little differences.

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