I wanted to write about something a little different today. I’ve been on a bit of a Netflix binge this weekend and watched all 8 episodes of The End Of The F***cking World in two days, which is good going for me. I’ve spent the week feeling pretty drained, unmotivated and uninspired, so instead of sitting down to write a post or take photo’s I decided that rather than force something that just isn’t in me I would take the time to do something I do very rarely which is sit down and actually watch a series. Now I do ‘watch’ t.v. but if I’m honest it’s only on as background noise for me, I don’t really tune into it and give it my full attention.
I had seen trailer’s for the end of the f***cking world and thought it was about 2 teenagers who go on a bit of a roadtrip, but this british drama is a lot darker than I originally thought. Based on a book by Charles Forsman, the story follows two 17 year old teenagers, James (who is convinced he is a psychopath) and Alyssa (the rebellious new girl), the two strike up a friendship and after stealing James’ fathers car go on the biggest adventure of their lives to find Alyssa’s real father. Along the way the pair find themselves in dangerous situations and on the run from the police, the series finishes as James turns 18, now legally accountable for his crimes as an adult, he has to make the biggest decision of his life.
I sat down thinking this show was going to be a light-hearted comedy and found myself engrossed in a dark gripping drama instead. I’m honestly sad to have finished the series so soon, do you ever watch something and wish you hadn’t just so you can experience watching it first hand all over again? That’s honestly how I feel right now. I certainly wasn’t prepared for the final episode and sat through the finale with my hands over my mouth in both shock and interest what’s going to happen next? This show take’s you on a fast-paced journey not only across Britain but emotionally as well.
The end of the f***cking world has a 97% score on Rotten Tomatoes and an overall rating of 8.2/10, one of the best show’s I have watched in a long time.