'The End of the F***ing World' Season 2 review: The Netflix show continues to be brilliantly twisted with a perfect new addition
While a psychotic teenager is not the focus of the season, many other mental health issues from depression to PTSD are addressed without losing grip on the fact that the show is still very much a comedy — albeit a dark one
After a long wait, Season 2 of 'The End of the F***ing World' gets added to the Netflix library on Tuesday, November 5, and it does not disappoint at all. Season one ended with James (Alex Lawther) getting shot and presumably dying.
After the series finale aired, many fans felt that there is really nowhere interesting that the show can go after how it ended, considering the show would not make sense without the protagonist, and if he were to be brought back, it would be nothing short of selling out.
Having binged on all eight episodes of the new season in the span of one night, we guarantee that they have found the sweet spot between these two options. From the very beginning of the new season, it becomes clear that the essence of the show stays the same, and yet it is elevated from what it used to be.
While a psychotic teenager is not the focus of the season, many other mental health issues from depression to PTSD are addressed without losing grip on the fact that the show is still very much a comedy — albeit a dark one.
Season 2 of series also has a new addition in BIFA-winning Naomi Ackie's Bonnie, who perfectly embodies the creepy, weird side character that fits perfectly into this universe.
While the trailer does not reveal anything much about her identity, the show explains right away that she has a very unique and pivotal connection with Alyssa (Jessica Barden) and James.
The visuals this time around are also very well captured, especially since we are taken to parts of England that we weren't in the previous season. The use of light to communicate the mental state of each character at any given point is also duly noted and appreciated.
The background songs, however, usually have nothing to do with what is going on in the show, but they certainly add to the calamity that is the lives of the protagonists.
Filled with bloody surprises, gory twists and unexpectedly sweet moments, season 2 of 'The End of the F***ing World' is what we would characterize as binge-watching content in its truest form.
It will be one of the best things you watch on Netflix, nay, TV content in general, this year. You cannot help but sit through the whole thing at one go and feel satiated at the end of it.
Will you crave for a Season 3? Honestly, probably not as much as you did for a Season 2, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't get one. What are you doing here? Head on over to your Netflix account and start binging already.