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

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January 11, 2018
Dialogue, that's not as hilarious as it thinks it is, dilute what could have been a moving exploration on how difficult it can be for some teenagers to escape the darker edges of a painful upbringing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
November 7, 2017
At turns disturbing and hilarious, sometimes, remarkably, both at once.
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 4, 2018
With "The End of the F***ing World," your weekend binge is set. Are you along for the ride?
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.
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 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 16, 2018
The characters' existential crises are faced with deadpan humor, as well as the softness that accompanies young love.
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 12, 2018
It's a jet-black premise, handled with a light touch.
January 4, 2018
With nihilism ever present in the air, Netflix's comedy couldn't have a more fitting title. But its mining of warmth and romance out of bleakness and pessimism is just as resonant.
January 4, 2018
... it's here, it's weird, and it ends up being really wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 5, 2018
... a surprising tour de force...
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 4, 2018
Its especial brilliance is depicting how a young woman projects emotions and feelings onto a young man.
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 7, 2018
The End of the F***ing World gets under the viewer's skin with sharp, bloody intensity.
January 4, 2018
If Alyssa and James aren't always truthful about themselves - even to themselves - they're honest enough about the world around them to see that these eight episodes should be a sad, strange, perfect little entity unto themselves.
January 5, 2018
These eight riveting short episodes are out of this world, a binge made in adolescent hell.
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