BBC and Peacock’s new series, Everything I Know About Love, is adapted from the award-winning memoir of the same name by Journalist and author, Dolly Alderton. Personally, I’ve never read the book, but it has tons of mixed reviews. However, I can give the series and its killer soundtrack an A+!


The series follows two childhood best friends, Maggie (Emma Appleton) and Birdie (Bel Powley), and their two flatmates Nell (Marli Siu) and Amara (Aliyah Odoffin). While the 4 girls set off on their own personal journeys, the core of the series is female friendship. They moved to London right after University and deal with all the issues Millenials have to face like terrible landlords, not being taken seriously, toxic relationships, and more. 

I appreciate that Everything I Know About Love focuses on how difficult friendship change truly can be. It’s always about lovers and partners when friendships – while not sexual – can be just as all-encompassing. And while change is necessary, changes to friendships can be just as difficult to cope with. 

When it comes to Maggie and Birdie, change is rough, but their friendship is the core heart of the series. Maggie is a whimsical, party girl who has a habit of blowing up her life. Birdie is much more sensible and always there to pick up the pieces. However, when Birdie gets into a relationship the friendship dynamic takes a hit. We see Maggie be the hero and the villain over and over again. Until finally putting some of the pieces of life together makes it out the other side. 


EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT LOVE — “Love at First Sight” Episode 102 — Pictured: (l-r) Bel Powley as Birdy, Emma Appleton as Maggie, Marli Siu as Nell, Aliyah Odoffin as Amara — (Photo by: Matt Squire/Peacock/Universal International Studios Limited)

While I love Maggie and Birdie’s dynamic, friendship, and storyline throughout Everything I Know About Love I find Nell and Amara’s storylines to be LACKING and pushed to the side. Nell is dealing with falling out of love with her long-term boyfriend, but once that’s resolved her storyline fizzles.

Amara is wanting to follow her dreams, but also be practical – which rarely go well together, but this storyline is barely touched on throughout the 7 episodes, that once she makes a big move it feels mid. 

I also wish we were able to get to know the men of the series better, as well. They’re each involved with someone at some point throughout the series, but they’re shells of humans. We really know nothing about them other than one is a musician, one’s straight-laced, one’s boring, etc. I need to know what makes Nathan so great for Birdie other than they’re both awkward AF.

Hopefully, if Everything I Know About Love gets a season 2 they’ll be able to round out these characters more. 

Check out the series now streaming on Peacock!