I admit that I didn’t read all of Sally Rooney’s books prior to watching Normal People. But seeing Normal People and the way that the television show made me feel, I knew that I needed to get my hands on everything that Sally Rooney wrote.
The BBC and Hulu have set the cast for the second Sally Rooney book they’re se to adapt – Conversations with Friends. And judging by this cast, I wouldn’t care if they were reading me the ABC’s, I would watch the entire thing.
Conversations with Friends will be a 12 part series that tells the story of two college students, Frances and Bobbi, and the connection that they form with a married couple.
Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed, and darkly observant. A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind–and to the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi, her best friend and comrade-in-arms. Lovers at school, the two young women now perform spoken-word poetry together in Dublin, where a journalist named Melissa spots their potential. Drawn into Melissa’s orbit, Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman’s sophisticated home and tall, handsome husband. Private property, Frances believes, is a cultural evil–and Nick, a bored actor who never quite lived up to his potential, looks like patriarchy made flesh. But however amusing their flirtation seems at first, it gives way to a strange intimacy neither of them expect. As Frances tries to keep her life in check, her relationships increasingly resist her control: with Nick, with her difficult and unhappy father, and finally even with Bobbi. Desperate to reconcile herself to the desires and vulnerabilities of her body, Frances’s intellectual certainties begin to yield to something new: a painful and disorienting way of living from moment to moment.
Don’t know about you, but it sounds great to me. I can’t wait to see the series. I binge watched Normal People and can’t wait to see this one.
Have you read Conversations With Friends? What are your thoughts? Are you excited for this cast?