Daisy Edgar-Jones (left) and Paul Mescal star in 'Normal People', available now on Stan.
Based on the 2018 novel by Irish author Sally Rooney, 'Normal People' follows the on-off-on-again romance between Marianne and Connell and how two people from different walks of life can profoundly impact each other's lives.
Currently streaming on Stan, it's a touching, raw, powerful and honest portrayal of a modern love story that consumes both characters across a number of years.
Set during the post-2008 Irish economic downturn, Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones; 'Cold Feet') and Connell (Paul Mescal) are teenagers who attend the same secondary school and then college in Dublin.
Connell is popular, handsome and highly intelligent; while Marianne is unpopular, intimidating yet equally intelligent whose mother employs Connell's mother as a cleaner. Connell keeps the relationship a secret from family and friends out of shame; when they both end up attending Trinity College in Dublin after a summer apart, they reconcile.
'Normal People' follows the two as they weave in and out of each other's lives for the remainder of their time at university, as Marianne blossoms and Connell struggles for the first time in his life to fit in properly.
The complete first season of 'Normal People' is available now on Stan.