The End of The Fucking World is a 2018 dark comedy series created by Jonathan Entwistle and Lucy Tcherniak. It stars Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther and Gemma Whelan. The show is about two socially awkward freaks; James and Alyssa, as they leave their world behind and travel on a journey across the UK in order to find true freedom and happiness.
This show is by far one of Netflix’s biggest and most surprising hits so far. I absolutely loved the show, and not for one second could I take my eyes off of it. ***POSITIVES*** WRITING: The writing on this show is absolutely genius. There were concerns before watching this series that I had genuinely thought it was going to be obnoxiously quirky or overly weird, only to be surprised by how good the comedy was, and how heartfelt the more emotional moments were.
CINEMATOGRAPHY: The aspect ratio change from widescreen to 4:3 was incredibly creative, and all the framing, colors, inserts and camera work were brilliant throughout the season. ***NEGATIVES*** DURATION: Some of the episodes were just way too short for it’s own good. Albeit, it does give the show a sense of addictiveness due to the fact that all of the episodes start and end with a cliffhanger, but I would have liked to have seen more character moments.
Worth it?: 5/5