My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend tells the story of Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman who discovers the most important friend in her life, Raffaella "Lila" Cerullo, seems to have disappeared with a trace. A writer, immersed in a house full of books, Greco turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their tempestuous friendship, starting from the point when Elena met Lila their first year of primary school in 1950.

Set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, their story goes on to cover more than 60 years of their lives as she tries to describe the mystery of Lila, Elena's brilliant friend and — in a way — her best friend, and worst enemy.

Show Info

Network: United States HBO (2018 - now)
Schedule: Mondays, Sundays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Language: Italian
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama
Episodes ordered: 8 episodes

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Previous Episode

La Promessa (The Promise)

Episode 1x08; Dec 10, 2018

With sales of Cerullo shoes lagging, Stefano cuts a business deal with the Solaras against Lila's wishes. After Elena gets kicked out of a class for voicing her opinion, Nino encourages her to write an article for his magazine about her experience. L

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Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x08: La Promessa (The Promise)Dec 10, 2018
1x07: I Fidanzati (The Fiancés)Dec 9, 2018
1x06: L'isola (The Island)Dec 3, 2018
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Гениалната приятелка (Bulgaria Bulgaria)
  • Min geniale veninde (Denmark Denmark)
  • L'amie prodigieuse (France France)
  • Briliáns barátnőm (Hungary Hungary)
  • L'amica geniale (Italy Italy)
  • Prietena mea genială (Romania Romania)
  • Моя гениальная подруга (Russian Federation Russian Federation)
  • Meine geniale Freundin (Switzerland Switzerland)


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