The Best Episodes Directed by Saverio Costanzo

The Blue Fairy

#1 - The Blue Fairy

My Brilliant Friend Season 2 - Episode 8

Close to graduating, Elena is seized by a creative impulse that gives birth to her first novel.

star 8.39
66 votes
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The Island

#2 - The Island

My Brilliant Friend Season 1 - Episode 6

On the island of Ischia, Elena runs into the Sarratore family, reigniting her childhood crush on Nino; Lila's resistance to Marcello's pressing courtship reaches a breaking point; an unexpected encounter leaves Elena shaken on her 15th birthday.

star 8.23
124 votes
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The Body

#3 - The Body

My Brilliant Friend Season 2 - Episode 2

Antonio is mad as Lenu for trying to stop his draft to the army. Stefano hits Lila and opens his heart to Lenu. Lila is mad at Lenu for trying to reconcile Stefano and her.

star 8.18
73 votes
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Erasure

#4 - Erasure

My Brilliant Friend Season 2 - Episode 3

Lila continues to hold a grudge against Stefano as the shoe shop opens and she goes to work at his new grocery store; Elena brings Lila to a party at her teacher's home.

star 8.12
76 votes
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The Promise

#5 - The Promise

My Brilliant Friend Season 1 - Episode 8

With sales of Cerullo shoes lagging, Stefano cuts a business deal with the Solaras; after Elena gets kicked out of a class for voicing her opinion, Nino encourages her to write an article about her experience for his magazine.

star 8.09
120 votes
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Dissolving Boundaries

#6 - Dissolving Boundaries

My Brilliant Friend Season 1 - Episode 4

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. Promising a better future for the neighborhood, Stefano Carracci invites Elena, Lila and their families over for New Year's Eve. Things escalate quickly during a fireworks faceoff with the Solaras, leading Lila to see a new side of her brother Rino.

star 8.09
124 votes
The Money

#7 - The Money

My Brilliant Friend Season 1 - Episode 2

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.

star 8.08
153 votes
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The Metamorphoses

#8 - The Metamorphoses

My Brilliant Friend Season 1 - Episode 3

Now a teenager, Elena grapples with the onset of puberty, her studies and her friendship with Lila, who now works in her family's shoe-repair store. After a library awards ceremony reveals what Lila has been keeping secret, Elena learns what her friend's grand plans might be. As the girls' encounters with the opposite sex become more frequent, Lila takes a stand against the dangerous Solara brothers.

star 8.03
127 votes
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Rage

#9 - Rage

My Brilliant Friend Season 2 - Episode 6

The relationship between Elena and Lila becomes considerably colder. Elena plunges headfirst into studying for her finals, whilst Lila is having to tackle problems of an entirely different nature.

star 8.02
65 votes
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The Shoes

#10 - The Shoes

My Brilliant Friend Season 1 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.99
127 votes
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Ghosts

#11 - Ghosts

My Brilliant Friend Season 2 - Episode 7

University life in Pisa has deeply changed Elena. Back in Naples for the Easter holidays, she discovers that just as many changes have affected the neighbourhood, and with it Lila's life.

star 7.97
60 votes
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The New Name

#12 - The New Name

My Brilliant Friend Season 2 - Episode 1

Lenu and Lila continue their lives in different path: Lila works in the show store and Elena returns to school.

star 7.82
77 votes
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The Fiancés

#13 - The Fiancés

My Brilliant Friend Season 1 - Episode 7

Elena returns to Naples to find Lila has made a romantic connection with Stefano, despite the looming presence of Marcello.

star 7.81
110 votes
The Dolls

#14 - The Dolls

My Brilliant Friend Season 1 - Episode 1

The disappearance of her old friend, Lila Cerrullo, causes 60-year-old author Elena Greco to reflect on the early days of their friendship in 1950s Naples, when Elena and Lila are two very different girls at the top of their class. When the girls discover the underground lair of Don Achille, a criminal figure who controls the neighborhood, they decide to confront him, facing their fears together and laying the cornerstone of a lasting friendship and rivalry.

star 7.63
208 votes
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