Divine Chaos meets teen angst in this new Netflix series.
Divine Chaos meets teen angst in this new Netflix series. Contributed.

REVIEW: Dark comedy just got darker

NO MATTER which way you look at it, this series isn't going to end well.

But it's chaotically divine to be a fly on the wall and watch how it all unfolds.

Or at least those who possess a sick sense of humour.

Welcome to the End of the F***ing World - Netflix's latest series to drop.

This short (and I say short, as in very short) 18 minute, eight episode series will have you feeling all waves of the emotional roller-coaster as you take a journey into the lives of two teenagers with very warped and unstable personalities.

James (17) believes he's a psychopath, unable to feel much emotion after the suicidal death of his mother when he was young.

Having spent a great portion of his childhood killing various animals (including the neighbours cat), he believes he's ready for something bigger... a human perhaps.

Jessica Barden and Alex Lawther play Alyssa and James in The End of the F***ing World.
Jessica Barden and Alex Lawther play Alyssa and James in The End of the F***ing World. Contributed.

He meets Alyssa (also 17) who wears irrationality and toughness like a suit of armour.

Both bored with life, they decided to up and leave everything behind - school, family and safety.

The overall objective... to find Alyssa's father.

Fascinated by Alyssa, James agrees to be her girlfriend with the initial intention of killing her.

However, all turns completely upside-down when the pair wind up becoming involved in a murder of a different kind.

End of the F***ing World is refreshing - nothing you have ever seen before, and nothing that you can prepare yourself for.

It's raw and impulsive nature is what makes this short series so addictive.

Both James (Alex Lawther) and Alyssa (Jessica Barden) are awkwardly perfect together - their relationship constantly evolving, but in a not-so-orthodox way.

But what makes this Netflix series so incredibly awesome is the underlying narration which constantly conflicts James and Alyssa's behaviours - always keeping up appearances despite the odds.

If you're bored with life and the current flicks on television, there's no greater show to watch to throw your perspective off balance.

End of the F***ing World is beautifully chaotic meets teen angst verses the world.

End of the F***ing World

Rated: R

Starring: Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther, Steve Oranm, Wunmi Mosaku, Gemma Whelan.

Reviewer: Tamara MacKenzie

Verdict: 5 out of deceased animal corpses.



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