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The End of the F***ing World: Series 1 Reviews

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January 16, 2018
The characters' existential crises are faced with deadpan humor, as well as the softness that accompanies young love.
January 16, 2018
The likeability factor of TEOTFW, as far as I'm concerned, is nigh zero on paper, but it's astronomical onscreen. I'm genuinely excited to see where it goes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 12, 2018
It's not until the end that Entwistle's master plan truly comes to light, as he makes the case for using various emotional storytelling devices to get across the same message: relationships are scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 12, 2018
It's a jet-black premise, handled with a light touch.
January 11, 2018
James and Alyssa could easily come across as extremely irritating and to some, the mannered performances might be off-putting, but Lawther and Barden are so engaging that their dysfunctional love story carries a surprising amount of emotional weight.
January 11, 2018
They pack a lot of emotion, humor, and humanity into a relatively short running time, and it's time well-spent in a world that isn't ending any time soon.
January 11, 2018
This show is great.
January 10, 2018
...if you give this quirky and jaded gem a chance, it will deliver a sweet and honest story about young love that is deeply relatable to anyone who has has been an angst-ridden teenager.
January 9, 2018
Dark dramedy raises talking points for mature teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 9, 2018
What this one season accomplishes is something truly impressive: an ironic romance that blossoms into a real one without ever feeling like a betrayal of its authentic, misanthropic self.
January 9, 2018
The End of the F***ing World is a wonderfully executed dark comedy featuring dynamic performances from Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden. It's great to see Netflix importing more terrific series from across the pond.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.2/10
January 8, 2018
Never mind the bluntness of the title, just cozy up to this series - it is simultaneously sinister, funny, wise and fabulous.
January 8, 2018
No matter how you take the ending, each interpretation carries significance, which is exactly what the creator intended.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 8, 2018
The title tells us pretty clearly that this show won't have a happy ending. But even in its tragic moments, there are still glimmers of loveliness in The End of the F***ing World. You just have to be patient, and watch closely, to fully see them.
January 7, 2018
The End of the F***ing World gets under the viewer's skin with sharp, bloody intensity.
January 7, 2018
...an enjoyable enough slice of sardonic misanthropy.
January 5, 2018
The thing that "The End of the F***ing World" smartly does is never let you forget that Jim and Alyssa are like wild animals you think you have tamed, at any moment they might turn on you and bite.
January 5, 2018
These eight riveting short episodes are out of this world, a binge made in adolescent hell.
January 5, 2018
But as the story proceeds, James and Alyssa warm to each other and we warm to them - they become people with emotions we can recognize, rather than the heartless adolescents they like to impersonate when they're among adults.
January 5, 2018
The End Of The F***ing World might be referential, but it isn't glib. It borrows style ideas, but has plenty of its own to add.
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