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My Brilliant Friend

  1. overnights
    My Brilliant Friend Finale Recap: For Better, for WorseAs Lila’s wedding approaches, the differences between her and Elena unite the two friends in silent understanding.
  2. overnights
    My Brilliant Friend Recap: The Marriage PlotElena’s return to the quartiere finds her sorting out her own romantic confusion against the chaotic backdrop of Lila’s engagement.
  3. behind the scenes
    How My Brilliant Friend Filmed Its Most Disturbing SceneDirector Saverio Costanzo employed a body double and a closed set for the show’s gut-wrenching molestation scene.
  4. close reads
    My Brilliant Friend and the Relatable Horror of Elena’s ZitsIt isn’t merely that teenage Elena has acne, but how exquisitely all those pimples function as a (forsaken) facet of her character.
  5. season renewals
    My Brilliant Friend Renewed for a More Brilliant Season TwoSaluti!
  6. overnights
    My Brilliant Friend Recap: La Isla BonitaA viciously effective episode gives Elena what she’s always wanted, and then rips it all away.
  7. close reads
    The Hidden Meaning Behind My Brilliant Friend’s Neapolitan DialectIf Neapolitan is the language of Lenù and Lila’s imprisoning neighborhood, then Italian is the language of social mobility.
  8. overnights
    My Brilliant Friend Recap: If The Shoe Fits …A slow and slightly clunky hour fixates on the Cerullo siblings’ relationship to jealousy and fury.
  9. overnights
    My Brilliant Friend Recap: Girl, You’ll Be a Woman SoonThe disproportionate dynamics between women and men color everything as Lila and Elena slide toward womanhood and all it entails.
  10. overnights
    My Brilliant Friend Recap: Growing PainsAs Elena and Lila lurch toward womanhood, the closed-off intimacy of their relationship has been stretched loose.
  11. overnights
    My Brilliant Friend Recap: The PlebsLila and Elena’s trajectories begin to diverge in an episode that fixates on what connects the two girls, and what sets them apart from each other.
  12. overnights
    My Brilliant Friend Premiere Recap: The Sounds of ViolenceThe Elena Ferrante HBO adaptation kicks off with a tightly packed episode establishing the contours of Lila and Elena’s loud, crowded lives.
  13. tv review
    My Brilliant Friend Is an Intimate Adaptation of a Beloved NovelBased on Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan books, HBO’s My Brilliant Friend is a late-breaking candidate for show of the year.
  14. backstories
    The Challenges of Adapting FerranteThe team behind HBO’s My Brilliant Friend on bringing the author’s Naples to life.
  15. winter preview 2019
    Winter TV Preview: True Detective, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and 7 More Shows to WatchA complete guide to the TV shows worth seeing this winter.
  16. backstories
    Finding the Ferrante FourHow the stars of HBO’s My Brilliant Friend were chosen from 9,000 children to portray two of the most elusive characters in modern literature.
  17. venice film festival
    Venice Has a Lot of Women’s Stories — and Not a Lot of Women StorytellersThere are only eight films directed by women in the official selection, and a lone woman director in this year’s 21-deep competition lineup.
  18. venice film festival
    HBO’s My Brilliant Friend Adaptation Should’ve Been an AnimeI’m kidding? No, not really.
  19. trailer mix
    Watch the First Teaser for HBO’s My Brilliant Friend AdaptationComing this November.
  20. tca 2018
    Even the Director of My Brilliant Friend Hasn’t Met Elena Ferrante“We have been mailing to each other.”
  21. elena ferrante
    One U.S. Network Wanted to Move the My Brilliant Friend Adaptation to BrooklynA co-producer said “we really had to stand by our point to obtain maximum fidelity to the books.”
  22. first looks
    See Elena and Lila Together in the First Photos From HBO’s My Brilliant FriendHBO hired two pairs of actresses to play the friends as kids and teenagers.
  23. elena ferrante
    Ferrante’s Novels Are Becoming a PlayTo debut in London this spring.