"The End Of The F***ing World": A TV Show That Would Make A Better Movie

"The End Of The F***ing World": A TV Show That Would Make A Better Movie

A unique story line with somewhat lovable and definitely quirky characters that could have been done better.

I was really intrigued by the trailer for “The End of the F***ing World” when it popped up on my Facebook timeline. I love shows that serial killers in them so I think that’s what grabbed my attention first.

The strange pairing of the guy who thinks he might be a serial killer and an angsty seventeen-year-old girl, had me convinced I’d be watching the weirdest coming of age story ever.

The Netflix original follows James, the could-be serial killer, and Alissa, the one who calls the shots. The two meet at school and James, who had been looking for his first victim, ultimately settled on killing Alissa. The two of then start spending time together and Alissa, in an act of rebellion, decides they should run away from home together.

James goes along with this in hopes of finding the perfect time to kill Alissa. As the two take off on their journey they run into a lot of bumps in the road, both externally and internally. James is conflicted about whether or not he’s actually a serial killer and Alissa grapples with the fact that she’s so disconnected with her family. All of this wrapped up in a (sort of) teen love story.

While I seemed to love both of the main characters after watching the trailer, it took me a few episodes into the season for me to like them. Both James and Alissa are very blunt characters and sometimes their dialogue was a little too unrealistic and crass in my opinion. Even in a show with such a crazy plot line you still need to have some levels of realism. I assumed I would find this in the way they speak to each other, but they had very few moments of deep communication.

In the past, with Netflix originals, the episodes have been 45 minutes to an hour long. In the case of “The End of the F***ing World,” they are only about 20 to 25 minutes long. This made the entire eight-episode season easy to binge, however, I felt like this could have almost been better in a movie format instead of breaking it up into episodes.

I enjoyed the quirky aspect of the show. While there have been plenty of "teenage lovers on the run" stories, this one was completely unique. It had some really funny moments and some serious moments as well. Even though it takes a few episodes, you do grow to care about James and Alissa.

The ending was definitely a cliffhanger, but it was a very strange ending that I didn’t really enjoy at all. I think the ending is what made me think this would be a better movie. The show itself didn’t seem to have enough momentum to have a spectacular season finale. Honestly, I don’t think the show had enough momentum to have a second season.

“The End of the F***ing World” is a unique storyline with somewhat loveable and definitely quirky characters, that would have done much better as a movie with a more solid and complete ending.

You can watch all of season one of “The End of the F***ing World” on Netflix now! Let me know your thoughts.
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"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day."


Stressed AF about finals?

Let Pooh take the wheel:

1. "You're braver than you believe and stronger and smarter than you think." 

2. "Think it over, think it under." 

3. "Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day." 

4. "People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day." 

5. "It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"

6.  "Think, think, think." 

7. "The nicest thing about the rain is that it always stops. Eventually." 

8. "Could be worse. Not sure how, but it could be." 

9. "To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks." 

10. "Home is the comfiest place to be." 

11. "So perhaps the best thing to do is to stop writing introductions, and get on with the book." 

12. "I must go forward to where I have never been instead of backwards where I have." 

13. "One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries." 

14. "Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved." 

15. "It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine." 

16. "Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known."

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5 Songs to Add to Your Playlist This Month

Spring into finals week (and the summer) by "cleaning up" your playlist


Here are some fun, fresh new tracks to check out as you finish out the rest of the school year and help you get out of your "music comfort zone!"

“Patience” by Tame Impala 

Genre: Electronic/Alternative

Tame Impala FINALLY released new music (!!), and this track is absolutely stunning. With frontrunner Kevin Parker staying on brand with the band's psychedelic, seemingly ethereal style, it sounds like a combination of 70s soft rock and waves of modern-day electronica, with Parker's voice drifting in and out in a kind of otherworldly, mellowed-out manner.

“Harmony Hall” by Vampire Weekend 

Genre: Alternative/Indie Pop

Vampire Weekend is also releasing an album, entitled "Father of the Bride", on May 3rd. From the looks of it, this track relates to the theme of marriage/weddings present in the album's title, and it is a fun, upbeat song that I have been listening to a lot in the morning as I'm getting ready for class! Ezra Koenig's voice is so unique and can cover a broad range, and I highly recommend listening to some of the band's other work as well ("Step" from their 2013 release "Modern Vampires of the City" is one of my all-time favorite songs!).

“Ready to Let Go” by Cage the Elephant 

Genre: Alternative/Alternative Rock

So many great artists are (finally) releasing new albums this year, and Cage the Elephant falls into this category. This track is an absolute banger and doesn't stray much from the band's style in that it includes a lot of loud guitar and dynamic vocals. Like Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant has been around since the early 2000s, and I highly recommend checking out some of their earlier work as well (big fan of their most recent album, actually!)

“Apple Orchard” by Beach House 

Genre: Indie/Electronic

Beach House is one of my favorite bands of all time, as I find a kind of an ethereal, beautiful sadness in the dreamy style of instrumentalist Alex Scally and lucid vocals of singer Victoria Legrand. This track is from their 2006 self-titled debut and is probably one of my favorite songs they've ever released. The lyrics are poetic and perfect for the post-finals enjoyment of spring weather, in that they preach relaxation and restfulness, and the song's electronic rhythms echo the essence of spring as well. If you like this song, then I highly recommend checking out the band's other albums as well (Depression Cherry is one of my favorite albums of all time).

“April Come She Will” by Simon & Garfunkel 

Genre: 60s Pop

No spring playlist is complete without a little Simon & Garfunkel! This song is a classic, its timeless, poetic lyrics capturing the epitome of the coming of spring and all its glory. In fact, I consider the entire album (entitled Sound of Silence) to be perfect for the pleasantness and feelings of renewal/natural revitalization associated with the coming months, so be sure to give it a listen if you haven't heard it before!

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