The End of the F***ing World Season 2 Review - A well-staged romanticised tragedy

The End of the F***ing World Season 2 Review - A well-staged romanticised tragedy

The End of the F***ing World revolves around Alyssa (Jessica Barden) and James (Alex Lawther). They embark on a road trip to find her estranged father, who left home when she was just a child. James is convinced he's a psychopath and he already has a target in mind. Alyssa feels like she doesn't fit in at her new school despite being quite popular. Together, they get caught up on a trail of violent events that grow increasingly more ominous as their quest progresses. Given the significance of the story, the dialogues add a lot of value to this season. Incredible character play is matched by right execution and apt writing. The music is freaking good and hard to miss. Graham’s music has done a wonderful job in warranting the attention of the viewer. This quirky teen drama has great cinematographic standards. The surprising twist unveiled this season is worth the wait. The writer has done a perfect job while the editing complements the result. The teenage hard emotional truth story has been directed by Entwistle and produced under the supervision of Dominic Buchanan. Season 2 is a heady cocktail of abuse, love, violence, and tragedy. The story goes on as 17-year-old James (Alex Lawther) is presumably shot down by the police, trying to defend the love of his younger days, Alyssa (Jessica Barden). The story is inspired by Charles Forsman’s original comic book. Throughout the season, several crimes are being committed, love is re-kindled and associated with physical and emotional damage. The new season has introduced a new character in the form of Bonnie, played by Naomi Ackie. The character significantly drives the plot. The second season of the series is essentially a modern-day Romeo & Juliet story. Charlie Covell, who had crafted the first season delivers a solid outing in the second round as well. However, very little vital progress is made in terms of a story, besides new characters. The story has a sad ending which is somewhat longer and less effective at times but is worth a watch. The best thing about the series is that it’s easy to watch and includes well defined acting by its actors, especially Lawther. Brief emotional and touching moments are the icing on the cake. Rating: 4/5



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