Sunday, February 18, 2018

Take Three: The End of the F***ing World

The End of the F***ing World: Season 1, Episode 3 (B+)

I really love the dueling narration on this show, with Alyssa and James having a conversation with the audience as if they’re speaking to each other, which they do only occasionally. Alyssa was quite skilled at figuring out which home was going to be safe to enter due to the lack of an obvious burglar alarm and the pile of mail sitting outside, though unfortunately that didn’t account for when the owner would return home. While they had the house to themselves, Alyssa wanted to do the adult thing and have a glass of wine, though unfortunately she took the fact that he was distracted during what should have bene an intimate sexual act by a picture as a sign that he wasn’t into her. She wasted no time at all finding Topher, whose name she didn’t respect, and then paraded him back inside before deciding that she wasn’t actually interested in sleeping with him. James developed a bit of emotion and was just standing there with the flowers in his hands when she walked in, a monumental choice given the plethora of duct tape and other material that could have been used in the murder he’s so hoping to execute that were in the closet. He did get to stab someone to death, and that was the predatory homeowner who wanted to take advantage of Alyssa, and now they’re going to be able to get close doing something James actually loves doing, which should prove to be very interesting to watch.