These 14 Conversations With Friends reactions are way more fun than the show itself
‘It’s a little boring I fear’
Conversations With Friends dropped on BBC iPlayer yesterday morning (15th May) – and it looks like Normal People’s crown might be safe for another day.
The series was adapted from Sally Rooney’s book of the same name, which explores a complicated four-way relationship between two students, a writer and an actor. While the concept sounds pretty sexy in theory, viewers reckon the show is sadly a bit of a let-down.
Fans have failed to hide their disappointment over just how *boring* Conversations is – with a lot of the criticism being directed towards one actor in particular. So, here are all the funniest reactions to Conversations With Friends:
1. An anti-ode to Joe Alwyn
I’m sure Joe’s a good actor in his other stuff but I feel like he made Nick so boring 🙁 i know he’s reserved and quiet in the book but he’s still soulful and dynamic!!! I just felt his portrayal made him seem so flat #ConversationswithFriends
— sabineee 🤍 (@bahahachaeng) May 15, 2022
2. Bodes well
So slow it’s basically plotless 😴. #ConversationswithFriends
— Sarina Kiayani (@SarinaKiayani) May 16, 2022
3. We actually need Connell to save the day
Really enjoyed episode 1 of Conversations With Friends. Best part was when a portal opened up on the front quad of Trinity College and Connell steps out while winking to the camera
— HK (@HKesvani) May 15, 2022
4. Bobbi should not be American SORRY!
I’m watching conversations with friends and why tf is Bobbi so annoying???
— may (@xstargirlhs) May 15, 2022
5. ‘Cynthia… CYNTHIA… Jesus died for our sin-thias’
nothing more embarrassing than the spoken word poetry frances and bobbi are performing on conversations with friends
— aria aber (@AriaAber) May 16, 2022
6. I have nothing against The Straights I just don’t need to see them shagging
Can’t believe we didn’t even see ONE melissa and Bobbi kiss but we got like 500 Frances and nick sex scenes I’m acc rioting #ConversationswithFriends
— hollie | villanelles wife (@ciaraskeogh) May 15, 2022
7. Why’s Nick even here? Who invited him?
the problem with conversations with friends is that i remember reading the book and being devastated at how good the relationship between bobbi and frances was and how comparatively boring and ridiculous the relationship between nick and frances was
— feral (@ncrmalpeople) May 15, 2022
8. Ban heavy breathing from the Rooneyverse IMMEDIATELY
three episodes into conversations with friends and the only complaints I have so far is the amount heavy breathing involved and how bobbi enunciates the word “fuck” after saying it in every other sentence
— ash (@newletas) May 15, 2022
9. ‘We used to FUCK as well’ ok great
watching conversations with friends but why is the dialogue soooo awkward like
— ★ feronia! (@feltyourabsence) May 16, 2022
10. This isn’t what Sally would’ve wanted
sorry but it’s so so jarring to hear an american/english accent in between irish voices. they just seem so harsh in comparison to the irish cadence. watching conversations with friends and it’s impossible to ignore
— shauna (@wednesdaysadums) May 15, 2022
11. If Joe Alwyn has 10 haters, I’m one of them
OK, Conversation with Friends. Can we all agree Joe Alwyn is terrible in this? It can’t be a coincidence that the best episode I’ve seen of it so far is the one in which he doesn’t appear
— Jamie Dunn 🇪🇺 (@JamieDunnEsq) May 16, 2022
12. I’m so sorry
conversations with friends flopping pic.twitter.com/FnKkXcqfTh
— n (@nesplease) May 10, 2022
13. It should’ve been called ‘Melissa and Bobbi’
mid way through conversation with friends and my only thought is how can two people be so boring over text and in person
— Alice (@AliceVenard) May 15, 2022
14. It’s not too late to recast Nick!!!
no offence to taylor swift or the casting directors at hulu but joe alwyn is literally the least interesting man i have ever laid eyes on
— Róisín Lanigan (@rosielanners) May 13, 2022
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Featured image via BBC/Hulu.