PUBLISHED: 10:14, Thu, May 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 16:23, Thu, May 7, 2020
The BBC’s adaptation of Sally Rooney’s coming-of-age drama series Normal People has been making waves since it landed on iPlayer. The show follows the love story of school students Marianne Sheridan (played by Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell Waldron (Paul Mescal). Normal People charts their burgeoning romance from teens with a sexual arrangement to two lovers on the precipice of their next chapter and life beyond university.
The drama has been an overwhelming success with over 16.2 million requests on iPlayer to watch Normal People after it first debuted on April 26.
This figure marks the best-ever week for BBC Three to date and is likely to rise as Normal People becomes a word-of-mouth sensation, spreading like wildfire.
However, many viewers are now looking for their next binge-watch.
Express.co.uk has rounded up the best shows to catch if you’ve devoured Normal People and want something new to fill the gut-wrenching void.
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Normal People has been a smash hit on the BBC (Image: BBC * Netflix)
Sex Education: Otis Milburn and his friends steer through life and love (Image: Netflix)
Netflix teen hit Sex Education is the feelgood British comedy-drama which lifts the lid on all possible bedroom taboos.
Sex Education follows Otis Milburn (played by Asa Butterfield), who unwittingly becomes the resident love therapist at school when his mother is outed as a relationship and sexual guidance counsellor.
With the help of the aptly-named Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey) and best friend Eric Effiong (Nacuti Gatwa), Otis embarks on a sexual odyssey of self-discovery like no other.
Acting heavyweights Gillian Anderson and Alistair Petrie take on the straight roles but it’s the young cast who really shine.
There’s a huge ensemble cast with characters to fit every kind of viewer out there and will leave you n stitches and tears in turn.
The series is a love letter to the films of American filmmaker John Hughes, which include The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles.
After Life is a comedy-drama about loss (Image: Netflix)
Derry Girls sees a group of teens navigating life during the Troubles through comedy (Image: CHANNEL 4)
Mindy Kaling and Lana Fisher’s teen comedy-drama Never Have I Ever is the perfect antidote for any TV blues with its blend of humour and poignancy as well as its bingeable instalments running to around 30 minutes.
Never Have I Ever follows Indian-American school girl Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) as she embarks on becoming popular by sleeping with the high school “stone-cold hottie” Paxton Hall-Yoshida (Darren Barnet).
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