In a school in small-town west of Ireland, Connell is a well-liked, good looking and athletic student. Marianne is a proud, intimidating and unpopular loner who actively avoids her classmates and questions her teachers' authority.
An attraction sparks between them when Connell comes to collect his mother Lorraine who works at Marianne's house. A deep connection grows between the two teenagers - one they cannot stop but that they are determined to conceal from their peers.
Adapted from Sally Rooney's best-selling novel, the series follows Marianne and Connell, from different backgrounds but the same small town in Ireland, as they weave in and out of each other's romantic lives, exploring just how complicated intimacy and young love can be.
Normal People - Series 1, Episode 1 Synopsis and Schedule