Student reviews of End of the F***ing World Season 2

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After two long years we finally have what we’ve been waiting for: “The End of the F***ing World: Season 2.” The first season left viewers with nothing but the hope for closure. Throughout the eight episodes of season 1, we as an audience fell in love with the relationship of Alyssa (Jessica Barden) and James (Alex Lawther.) We got to see how they changed each other for the better while still being worried about them getting caught. With a total running time of 2 hours and 41 minutes, season 1 can easily be watched numerous times. Many fans, including myself, did this. Because of the fast pace and easily binged nature of the show, the fan base has grown rapidly. This made the two years of waiting for closure on the cliffhanger from season 1 seem that much longer. It was worth the wait.

Season 2 opens with James and Alyssa separated and living different lives. James is alone, homeless and living with the pain of losing his father. Alyssa is living with her mother and aunt. She has a job, a boyfriend and appears to be moving on. We later find out that James is doing better and learning from his past while Alyssa is trying to forget her past. This is the driving force that pushes them to change each other for the better, again. The conflict in this season comes from a new character, Bonnie (Naomi Ackie,) seeking revenge on the two teenagers. The show continues to have its signature jump cuts to keep the audience’s attention. It still has a fantastic score that reflects on the simplicity of the scenes while being relevant to the characters emotions. The audience is still captivated by the detail in the coloring of every scene.

Season 2 doesn’t end on a cliffhanger like last time, but I still want more. This is probably because I’m greedy, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to watch James and Alyssa find more mischief. I will continue to binge and re-binge both seasons while still holding out hope for another season.