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Everything I Know About Love viewers saying the same thing about new BBC drama

The series is based on Dolly Alderton's memoir


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Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
June 8, 2022
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Dolly Alderton's best-selling memoir, Everything I Know About Love, has finally been made into a series by the BBC and viewers are saying the same thing about the hotly-anticipated new show. 

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The drama follows four friends living in London as they hurtle towards adulthood while trying to balance love and friendship in their early twenties. 

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Viewers took to Twitter to praise the new show following its release on BBC iPlayer on Tuesday, with  one person writing: "Two episodes in and this is massively charming and pretty brilliant," while another added: "#EverythingIKnowAboutLove oh my god, I love this!! Smashed it!"

A third fan commented: "Two episodes into #EverythingIKnowAboutLove and it's getting me in the feels right as expected," while another wrote: "Two episodes into Everything I know about love. @dollyalderton you're a genius. It's wonderful."

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Many fans were left feeling nostalgic for their 20s after watching the programme, which is set in 2012. One person tweeted: "My heart literally ACHES with nostalgia like watching a live-action remake of every terrible/hilarious mistake from my roaring 20s. Except now I have a baby on my lap and I can't remember the last time I was hungover. Life comes at ya fast, kids," while another added: "Loving the nostalgia of #EverythingIKnowAboutLove. I miss London in my twenties."

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Emma Appleton, Bel Powley, Marli Siu and Aliyah Odoffin star in the drama

A third viewer commented: "DRUNK on the nostalgia of #EverythingIKnowAboutLove; Camden, boys in bands, oversized vintage jumpers and being really jealous of your best friends' boyfriends."

Fans of the much-loved memoir were also impressed by the new series and took to Twitter to compare the two. One person wrote: "Watched the first two episodes of #EverythingIKnowAboutLove tonight and I'm already in love. I can tell this show will have a special part of my heart the way the book does."

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Fans of the book were pleased with the adaptation

A second viewer commented: "Like a lot of basic millennials #EverythingIKnowAboutLove is a favourite book and I'm so happy with how pitch-perfect the first episode of the TV adaptation is."

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