THE END OF THE FUCKING WORLD: SEASON 2 (TELEVISION REVIEW)

Now I am an unabashed fan of the first season of this show and even the graphic novel.

I highly recommend that more than anything as it it s coming of age show that is lyrical and a on the run crime story. Think of a mroe shy and awkward TRUE ROMANCE with British teenagers. That is shocking and bleakly funny.

This is a sequel and plays out like it. Trying to repeat the success and themes of the previous while continuing the story. Not quite as sharp as the original but a fun little adventure that has Itms own worth of sorts even if not as good. You don’t get lost as much or hang onto the edges. Not quite as dark or depressing and it’s heart seems muted. Not as fresh but it tries and that might be it’s main weakness. It doesn’t flow as flawless.

It’s like a relationship where it becomes long distance and you see them again. Things have changed there isn’t that passion there after the initial excitement of the reunion. You stay to see where it is going to go and out of respect but you know it’s lost it’s sheen and probably over. Yet there will Always be a certain fondness and happy memories. Still better then most shows out there.

You wonder did you know them at all but the friendship/kinship that keeps you together makes you realize. That you know each other mroe than anyone else. As you have a certain share intimacy and memories that no one else is privileged enough to know. Only here as there is an audience who have watched and shared this show it means something to each of them brought that this show is like a shared language.

The continuing stories of James and Alyssa. Like an epic ballad only not as interesting as the introduction.

It also feels stretched out yet has gained no weight. As even thought there was always a sadness about the show. This season feels more melancholy maybe as you can see the machinations more. As it feels a bit more conventional, Though stays deadpan

it’s a shame as it adds a compelling new character that helps bring the seasons and ghosts of the pasts together. The theme seems to be survival and loneliness.

The one time it Does communicate a true shock and emotional response from the Audience it is with a falsehood that truly would have been a sensational ending

Though as the season comes to a close the packing does allow for a tightening of a noose around the main characters as the first three episodes seems to explore the three main characters. Their pasts and and current whole

Advancing the story a bit until they all cross each other’s paths. Though only the main two are privy to have inner monologues of thoughts communicated to the audience.

It seems more about post traumatic stress and hating what happened but without it would you have been brought together with the person you enjoy the most and seems to be maybe the one who understands you or you can relate to the most. Though understanding they are not the answer, but can help with the equation as they are a key to helping the solution, but you have to understand they are a factor themselves and dealing with their own equations at the same time. Hopefully at times you can be on the same wavelength.

As characters seems to lose those who are close to them unexpectedly and set upon completing missions for them. As either they have no one or are trying to connect with the only people they have left.

Still has a great soundtrack.

Grade: B-

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