HBO’s ‘My Brilliant Friend’ brings to life one of modern literature’s most captivating female friendships

CW: Contains mild spoilers HBO’s new mini-series “My Brilliant Friend” begins with the most modern of openings: a vibrating iPhone, its glow piercing a dark room. The caller ID is briefly visible before an elderly woman, lying alone in bed, answers. Whoever Rino is, he isn’t one for preamble: “Mamma’s

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