Wednesday, March 14, 2018

What I’m Watching: The End of the F***ing World

The End of the F***ing World: Season 1, Episode 6 (B+)

After being physically and emotionally divided before this, Alyssa and James are now firmly united, showing their strength as budding criminals while leaving a spectacular amount of evidence behind at every turn. Stopping at the gas station went predictably poorly, but luckily Frodo was angry enough at his boss to want to rebel on his own, and he was taken with Alyssa from the first moment he saw her. That smile on Alyssa’s face when James described in detail the gun that he clearly wasn’t holding was wonderful, and it shows just how much she really likes him. He, in turn, was happy that she was referring to the murder as the one they committed rather than just him, and even though he didn’t hotwire the car quite quickly enough, they made it out in time, leaving Frodo in the dust. Alyssa thinking “I’m really scared” and then saying it moments later prompted James to step forward in a show of protectiveness, and I’m curious to see how her dad will react. Teri was not happy that Eunice crashed her date to show her the video that Stella decided to turn in, but it does definitely shed some light on the fact that these two kids aren’t menaces to society but rather a bit out of control and so far in that they don’t think they can come back. We only have two episodes to go, and I don’t have the first clue how things are going to end for these two young troublemaking lovebirds.