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The End of the F***ing World

by Alexandra Seeberger

On Jan. 5, 2018 Netflix released “The End of the F***ing World,” a dark-comedy drama series that originally premiered in the U.K. on Oct. 24, 2017.

The show follows the adventures of two teenagers as they run away from home to get a taste of adventure, only to find themselves in deep trouble.

Alyssa, 17, has an unideal home life and is in search of attention and love.

James, 17, is a boy with psychopathic tendencies that wants to move up from killing animals; he wants to kill a human.

When Alyssa approaches him, he takes that opportunity to get close to her as he plans her murder, unbeknownst to her.

James is apathetic, and Alyssa is a rebel, so they contrast in the perfect way.

The show is based off the comic series “The End of the Fucking World” by Charlie S. Forsman. The comic series was released in 2013, and there are some major and minor differences between the show and the comic, none make a big difference to anyone who has not read the comic.

For those who did, they won’t be disappointed, and they won’t know what to expect in the end.

The show itself is very interesting.

It has every teenage love aspect of a John Green book, but on its head.

You can’t start watching the show and expecting a typical show with two teenagers in love, and they make that obvious in the trailer.

I loved the show, and despite a bad ending, I would rate it 5/5 stars.

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