The End of the F***ing World

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Dark dramedy raises talking points for mature teens.

Netflix Drama 2018

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 24 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 107 reviews

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age 14+

Addictive

None of the characters in this show are even remotely likable. James killed animals, Alyssa is a typical edgy teen (that is, a typical edgy teen who actually acted on her edginess), Bonnie (who appears in the second series) has serious issues, and just about all of the adults are portrayed as clueless idiots. However, with that being said, The End of the F***ing World is a well-made and addictive show. The first two episodes made me question whether or not I was actually going to continue watching, but the major event in the third episode had me hooked on the series. As much as I hated the characters, I was eagerly anticipating what would happen next. James and Alyssa remained insufferable throughout, to the point that I actually found myself rooting for Bonnie a bit. The show definitely doesn't feature positive messages or role models, but it makes clear that the decisions made by these edgy teenagers are incredibly poor, as they face numerous consequences. The series is beautiful to look at, taking place in rural England. It also features a soundtrack composed by the incredible Graham Coxon from Blur.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
2 people found this helpful.
age 18+
it is completely irresponsible for Netflix to put out a show like this. Despite its edginess, lines, darkness, it normalizes and glorifies self harm, extreme anger. There is a epidemic of teenage mental crisis going on right now. Many are depressed and suicidal and identifies with characters, and this is not okay to be putting out shows to attract viewers, rating it MA but mainly focused on the teenagers.

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