The End Of The F***ing World

The End Of The F***ing World. Image shows from L to R: James (Alex Lawther), Alyssa (Jessica Barden). Copyright: Clerkenwell Films.

The End Of The F***ing World

Comedy drama about teen outsiders James and Alyssa, on a road trip to find her father

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George Kaplan

  • Wednesday 6th November 2019, 1:28am
  • England
  • 4,441 posts

This is great. Hadn't seen the first series. Started watching the second one yesterday. Have watched the first three eps of the new series, and now gone back to watch the opening episode of the first series on catch-up.

Got a Fargo (TV series) vibe. Fun (but dark) script, lovely performances, visually interesting, fantastic use of music (especially in the second series). Prefer it to both Fleabag and Killing Eve.

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Firkin

  • Wednesday 6th November 2019, 4:18pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 725 posts

Not sure if I'd call it a comedy, but you're right, the first series was superb.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Wednesday 6th November 2019, 4:38pm
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,468 posts

I've not seen the 2nd series but I concur, the first was excellent.

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 6th November 2019, 10:14pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,539 posts

I've missed it too so I thought I couldn't watch the second series. Does it make sense without series 1?

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Wednesday 6th November 2019, 10:39pm
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,468 posts

Probably not Chappers.
The first is about a 16 year old boy who is sure he is a psychopath and wants to kill someone.
He runs away from home with a girl he intends to kill.
The ending of the first series was left open but you need to see it to make sense of it.

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George Kaplan

  • Wednesday 6th November 2019, 10:55pm
  • England
  • 4,441 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 6th November 2019, 10:14 PM

I've missed it too so I thought I couldn't watch the second series. Does it make sense without series 1?

It made enough sense to me, but because I liked it so much and series one is available on All 4, I thought I might as well put series two on hold, and go back to the beginning. The second series looks slicker in terms of production values, while the first series has more of a low budget indie feel. And I'm enjoying watching the two leads give slightly more raw performances as they get to grips with their characters, and gain more experience as lead actors.

I was writing this as Stephen posted his response which carries more weight as he's seen the first series. The episodes are pretty short though - less than 25 mins - and they move at a good pace, so it's not that big a deal to go back.

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A Horseradish

  • Tuesday 12th November 2019, 7:50pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 6,591 posts

Not going to watch it as I hate the name of it.

It's f**king outrageous.