My Brilliant Friend

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Season 1 episodes (13)

1 Le Bambole (The Dolls)
Series premiere. The disappearance of her old friend, Lila Cerrullo, causes Elena Greco to look back on the early days of their friendship in Naples.
2 I Soldi (The Money)
As fourth grade draws to an end, Elena and Lila fight with their families for the chance to continue their education. Later, a trip out of town becomes a day Elena will never forget, and a death changes things in the neighborhood forever.
3 Le Metamorfosi (The Metamorphoses)
Now a teenager, Elena grapples with the onset of puberty, her studies, and her friendship with Lila. After a library awards ceremony reveals what Lila has been keeping secret, Elena learns what her friend's grand plans might be.
4 Le Smarginatura (Dissolving Margins)
Entering high school, Elena vows to stay ahead of Lila, academically and romantically. Lila eschews a parade of suitors vying for her affection, choosing instead to focus on her ambitions in the shoe shop. A promising New Year's Eve takes a dark turn.
5 Le Scarpe (The Shoes)
Elena grows tired of Gino, while Lila rejects two potential suitors at a cost. A rare outing into the city turns violent. Elena worries about not being there for Lila after accepting an invitation to spend the summer away from the neighborhood.
6 L'isola (The Island)
On the island of Ischia, Elena runs into the Sarratore family, reigniting her childhood crush on Nino. Lila's resistance to Marcello's courtship reaches a breaking point. On the day of Elena's 15th birthday, an unexpected encounter leaves her shaken.
7 I Fidanzati (The Fiances)
Elena returns to Naples to find Lila has made a romantic connection with Stefano, despite the looming presence of Marcello. Later, in hopes of keeping up with her friend, Elena encourages one suitor and rebuffs the advances of another.
8 La Promessa (The Promise)
Season One Finale. As Lila approaches a milestone, Stefano goes to the Solaras for help with the Cerullos' shoe business, while Elena prepares to see her name in print for the first time.
101 Season 1 Trailer
A preview of the drama series 'My Brilliant Friend.'
102 Invitation to the Set
A visit to the Season 1 set of 'My Brilliant Friend.'
103 Recreating the Rione
Behind the scenes of the drama series 'My Brilliant Friend.'
104 Friendship and Characters
Delve inside the intriguing friendship that forms the backbone of the drama series 'My Brilliant Friend.'
105 Season 1 Behind-the-Scenes Exclusive
Go behind the scenes of 'My Brilliant Friend' with the cast and crew of this drama series.

About this show

Elena Ferrante's acclaimed Neapolitan Novels come to the screen in this drama series, a story of two young friends whose stormy relationship evolves amidst the backdrop of post-WWII Italy.
9 reviews
Jane Sabini
June 20, 2020
Series television at its finest. I subscribed to HBO just to be able to watch it. Atmospheric perfection and inspired acting. These characters haunt me as I eagerly await season three!
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Pina C.
December 18, 2021
I'm from Napoli I live in America,so true so realistic,on point with every seen. Just love it because they speak Napolitano my lenguage. ❤️🙌
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Paolo Sassano
May 20, 2019
incredibile, I lived in those years in Italy, more real than reality.
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