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My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend is American Drama TV series. Also known as La amiga estupenda in Spain. It premiered on Nov 18, 2018, on HBO. IMDb's user rating for the series is 8.6 *. Won the Golden Globe, Golden Nymph. My Brilliant Friend is set in Italy.


How Many Seasons Are In My Brilliant Friend: 1 (8 episodes)

Season 2


Season 1

Season premieres on November 18, 2018

Finale: December 10, 2018

HBO, 8 episodes

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My Brilliant Friend Show Time

My Brilliant Friend is on HBO (United States) Mondays at 6 pm

Last episode:

S1E8 (La Promessa (The Promise)) - Air Date: Dec 10, 2018 (7 months ago)

News & Interviews

"The Romanoffs," "Murphy Brown," "My Brilliant Friend" Among Fall Shows To Watch - by Shootonline

Consider the list below a tip sheet to get you going on the fall TV season. Each of the six shows has something of note to offer, and some have the potential to be season (or beyond) standouts. Happy viewing, and the snacks are on you.

My Brilliant Friend trailer: HBO brings to life Elena Ferrante's best-selling novel in upcoming TV series - via Firstpost

Set to the Spring concerto of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons (recomposed by Max Richter), the trailer follows the bookish Elena Greco and her enigmatic friend Lila from their dirt-poor childhood in post-war Naples.

HBO's My Brilliant Friend Adaptation Should Have Been an Anime - according to Vulture

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly how director Saverio Costanzo’s adaptation fails through the language barrier (the series is entirely in Italian and Neapolitan dialect, and it was screened with both English and Italian subtitles). But I could sense the strain of putting the weight of the drama on two first-time child actors, Elisa Del Genio and Ludovica Nasti, who certainly look their parts but don’t quite have the unguardedness suggested by Ferrante’s deeply relatable account of their childhood. Del Genio and Nasti are later replaced by older actors for subsequent episodes, which did not screen at the Venice Film Festival, but Costanzo’s direction is so ponderous and slow that I have to wonder how much of a difference it would make. There’s a mechanical quality to these early episodes, which is certainly not a word you want associated with an adaptation of Ferrante.

Meet the Adorable Italian Stars in HBO's Elena Ferrante Adaptation, My Brilliant Friend - according to Vogue

Under rusted lampposts on a dusty street in a postwar Naples neighborhood, the wiry and fierce Lila Cerullo marches past an old man roasting chestnuts and kids kicking a soccer ball made of string. She sees her best friend, Lenù Greco, along with other girls in buckled shoes and buttoned sweaters, swooning over the handsome Solara brothers.


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