A different kind of show where two unfit kids go on an adult adventure. One of the few shows that was odd enough to keep my attention and making me watch episode after episode until I had realized I just spent the whole weekend finishing this series. For people looking for something more gritty and new, I'd recommend this as a watch.
Its not edgy, cliche, or funny really. It tackles real issues of attachment and abandonment in a world full of people that glorify narcissistic tendencies. The growth of the characters is gradual but real in just one season. It has comedic writing without being overall condescending to any one thing in particular.Its romance without the sex, drugs, or cliche drama that is in most shows that cast teen actors. Its refreshing to watch something that doesn't paint a teenager as an idiot or some spoiled child. Instead as people with real thoughts that can cut deep. Well done and has you hoping for more, but ends satisfyingly with an almost tearful point.
It came full circle. I had alot of burning questions from the first season and when i heard they renewed it i was ecstatic. This is the perfect ending so please don't ruin it with a third season.
I honestly don't know what it is about this show that utterly captivated me. I binged the first season in one go earlier this year and I often think about it. I had no idea there was a second season coming (it really had a "stand alone" feel) so got such a surprise when I opened Netflix earlier!! Queue second binge (and I'm not a binge watcher at all) and no chores done. Really enjoyed it! I was so worried they'd ruin it somehow, but I was transfixed yet again. Alyssa and James are played so amazingly, fantastic acting. I can appreciate it may be a love/hate kind of show for people. But for me it's one of the best things I've watched in ages. I think if you loved the first season you will love the second one too.
I've just watched the whole series in one go and I wish there were more episodes. The writing is fabulous - witty but naive, cruel but touching. As for the cast, there was not a single weak link, though the highest praise must go to Jessica Barden (Alyssa) and Alex Lawther (James) for perfectly balanced performances constantly moving between vulnerability and adult cynicism. If these two are not nominated for awards there is no justice. As a show it certainly pushed a boundary or two but hopefully the title will deter those who will not appreciate this. Funny, shocking, poignant, gross and brutally honest - every aspect done with skill, style and credibility. Perfect TV.
Watch this show if you want a frivolous, light crazy comic story that you can watch in one session. This is what I want. This offer deserves to be included in the imdb list. It is my favorite show in 2017.
Spectacular. I started watching on a whim when I saw the Netflix banner and got so caught up that it's suddenly 5:00 AM and I just finished the finale. This is a younger version of Bonnie and Clyde except PLOT TWIST the crime has a reason and one of the protagonists is a would-be sociopath who sets out to kill the other. The acting is brilliant, the characters are brilliant, there are lesbian police detectives whose lesbien-ness isn't the main focus of their characters. What more could I ask for? I'm sure that people are going to complain about the romanization of violence/crime/anarchy or whatever, but I would argue that this show does exactly the opposite. Everything has consequence in this tragic tale, from the young protagonists' actions to the adults whose mistakes have irreversibly damaged the lives of their children and the people around them. The performances are stunning. I've only ever seen Alex Lawther in Black Mirror, but I look forward to his future projects. That dude has a long career ahead of him, and so does Jessica Barden. A side note: As someone in their late teens, its refreshing to see actors who actually LOOK like teens playing teens. Every other piece of media shows airbrushed adults in their mid twenties as the "average teen" and it gets exhausting (I can confirm that almost all of us look like baby eggs with faces, even as a freshman in college). This is dark, this is real, this is relevant, and this is beautiful. P.S. This is not a rigged Netflix review. I am ACTUALLY giving this 5 stars and I am writing it of my own volition. Peace out
Loved it. Was kind of skeptical in the beginning of season one but quickly it grew on me. Season two I binged watch in one afternoon, and now I'm sad I didn't save some of it for later! I love how this show is dark without being overly creepy. I love how the dialogue is sparse and the silence really speaks to me. No grand gestures needed in the acting, which is very held back and understated in an honest but still kind of funny way. You can feel a lot of things happening under the blank and quiet surfaces of the main characters faces while the bizarre plot is developing. Great storytelling.
When I started watcing I was pretty sure that it will be cliched story about two rebel teenagers but no, it's cast is really great, esprcially Jessica Barden and Alex Lawther. Story is great because you can't understand what's going on in James's amd Alyssa's head. This series is really very toucking and it's dramatic ending helped developing characters. At the end of the story the were absolutley diferent prople from who the have been in 1st episode. And I also have to say that soundtrack is amazing especially Ricky Nelson's "Lonesome town"
I watched the whole 2. season of the series and i am surprised how good it is in many ways. First season was ok, i really enjoyed it but was more like an enjyable one.. I can say second season is solid and the pace is on it can go like this forever.. Keep the good work going.. Congraculations on whoever participated in this series, i can say you guys did a great job!