If you haven’t already binge-watched Normal People into oblivion, then you need to rectify that glaring mistake immediately. The adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel, which stars Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal as two troubled teenage lovers, is 12 episodes of pure, tear-jerking joy.
But the question is, can Edgar-Jones and Mescal recreate their simmering onscreen chemistry regardless of how silly the dialogue is? That’s the question James Corden poses in the clip above, challenging the pair to recreate scenes from the likes of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares in the same heartfelt style they exhibited in the show.
It’s hard to be romantic when you’re talking about canned crab, but you better believe they (just about) manage it.
Normal People is available to stream now on BBC iPlayer in the UK, and Hulu in the U.S.