Here Lies Me

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Lemonada Media

Here Lies Me

4.9/5

Critic Rating

Middle school will bury you. Or at least that’s how it feels to 13-year-old Noa—a shy and witty misfit who endures the horrors of living in an affluent New England town with a dark side. It's the first day of eighth grade, and The Olivias are already icing her out. The weird kid who calls himself God publicly proclaims his love for her and then punches the guy Noa kinda sorta (definitely doesn’t!) have a crush on. Desperate to get God to leave her alone, Noa teams up with a secret club and they cook up a reveng...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Ammar Kalia • The Guardian Apr 7, 2022

"Hillary Frank’s 2021 podcast Here Lies Me is essential listening. Here Lies Me’s strengths lie in the casting of actual teenagers in its various roles -particularly Ollie Grishaber as Noa – as well as Frank’s willingness not to shy away from difficult topics such as sexual consent and racism."

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Score: 5

Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter Nov 8, 2021

"The dialogue is sharp and hysterical, the feel of the show is friendly and alive, and I feel invested in this story in the same way I would if this was a non-fiction audio diary of a real teen. There is something so magical about middle school, as awful as it can be. This podcast makes the bad and terrible things fun, and makes me nostalgic for something I never thought I’d feel nostalgia for. "

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Score: 4.8

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Nov 4, 2021

"Here Lies Me is fun and fantastically written, and Frank’s choice to cast teenage actors from the High School for the Performaning and Visual Arts in Houston in the primary roles really pays off. Here Lies Me clearly has a lot on its mind. Frank overtly wraps the story toward a bundle of weighty topics..."

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