Why everyone is saying the final episode of Derry Girls is absolute class
A 'Big Shop, 'a 'dark load' and 'step aerobics' - the opening scenes of the final episode of Derry Girls were certainly full of delightful Nineties #throwback references.
And it only got better as the finale progressed. Indeed, a whole host of fans have taken to social media in the aftermath to state that the concluding episode was the best yet.
I’m in tears watching #DerryGirls can’t believe it’s the season finale .. best comedy sitcom iv seen in a long time 😂😂
— ✨kellie✨ (@kellie_c17) February 8, 2018
Yes, the Channel 4 hit is done 'n' dusted until series 2 (which - alas! - hasn't started filming yet) - but it certainly went out with a serious bang.
With classics such as "you can't move for lesbians - it's wall-to-wall lesbians," it had heaps of tongue-in-cheek jokes.
Well that’s the way to end a series. So brilliant, so moving. Congratulations to everyone involved #DerryGirls
— Richard Osman (@richardosman) February 8, 2018
Otherwise, the Nineties chunes in the episode included Let's Talk About Sex, Girls And Boys, and Push It. That and an incredible performance of Like A Prayer by Orla McCool defiantly took place in front of her classmates.
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) February 8, 2018
However, in the last moments of the sixth episode, the show took a more poignant turn - interspersing the frivolity of a school talent show with the tragedy of a bombing in which 12 people died.
Derry Girls - we salute you.
— Channel 4 (@Channel4) February 8, 2018