Based on a graphic novel of the same name by Charles S. Forsman The End Of The F***ing World was adapted to television by Jonathan Entwistle & Lucy Tchernak.
Premise: James (Alex Lawther) 17 is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa (Jessica Barden), also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father.
This show had been on my waiting list since I first heard of it. I thought it would have been a bigger time commitment but it was a really easy binge.
The show is weird, there’s probably not a better word for it because it is. It’s weird in the best way, very captivating, with smart but naive characters that subtly find a way into our hearts. It’s somehow a more tragic, maybe a teenage version of Bonnie and Clyde.
The performances are on point, so much so that Alex Lawther and Jessica Barden very much seem like they are James and Alyssa. It looks effortless for them. Their performances gives the show the realism that makes the show work.
Get the Graphic Novel here