Derry Girls series two 'lacking' - has hit comedy jumped the shark?
The latest episode of Derry Girls received mixed response from fans on social media leaving us asking - is the hit comedy show starting to flop?
Episode two of the second season, titled Ms De Brun and the Child of Prague, saw Erin, Clare, Michelle, Orla and James inspired by their new, radical English teacher, Ms De Brun, played by Judith Roddy.
The episode also featured a raid of Ma Mary's Christmas cupboard and a trip to the cinema ruined by a security alert.
Viewers took to Twitter to critique the latest episode and although it continued to enjoy acclaim from fans, some viewers felt as though the series might have jumped the shark.
Here's how Twitter reacted:
It’s pretty dire. They should have left it after series one.— Paul Thompson (@paul66thompson) March 13, 2019
Possibly too much expected of #DerryGirls after their initial success. Thought tonight's episode was slightly better than last week but so far lacks the freshness and impact of the first series. Like a multi selling first album the second can prove difficult.— John Hueston (@johnrhueston) March 13, 2019
However, it seems the series is still in the good books of many, including Little Britain's Matt Lucas.
How does #DerryGirls get funnier with every episode. Tunes are excellent, soundtrack to my youth. I think in a Derry accent every Wednesday 🤔— Jennifer devereux (@devereuxjen) March 13, 2019
The Christmas cupboard..... yep guilty 🤣 #DerryGirls— Doug Beattie (@BeattieDoug) March 12, 2019
Alan Partridge, Derry Girls, Fleabag. What a time for comedy. Can people stop saying 'Oh yeah they don't make 'em like they use to', please?— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) March 10, 2019
#DerryGirls gets better with every episode!!😂😂👌— David Reilly (@D_Reilly92) March 13, 2019
Another brilliant episode of #DerryGirls! Best tv out there at the moment. I have yet to see a child of Prague with the head still attached, it wasn’t really their fault! 😂— Sarah Dunleavy (@SarahDunleavy1) March 13, 2019
Channel 4 today announced that episode one of the new series of Derry Girls reached a consolidated 3.2m viewers, out-performing the previous series launch and making it the channel's biggest audience for a comedy series since 2007.
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