The End of the F***ing World

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of IMDb

Released on Jan. 5, 2018, Netflix original series “The End of the F**cking World”, has been catching the attentions of fans, including mine. With the luring dark but comedic plot of a 17 year old outcast, James, played by Alex Lawther, he believes he is a crazed psychopath with a passion for killing animals. He decides to change it up and kill a human for his next adventure and finds his desired target at school: Alyssa. 

Loudmouthed, rebellious, and abrasive 17 year old Alyssa, played by Jessica Barden, proposes running away to escape her rough home life with a bad step-father, hoping to find her biological father. The pair embark on an adventurous road trip showcasing their crazy personalities by creating problematic yet entertaining mishaps.

Every episode runs for 19-22 minutes, each showing scenes that may be too graphic for younger audiences due to the mature language, gore, and sexual content. Even through the most unpleasant and grisly scenes, the show still manages an amusing take on the gore.

Episode 8, the last episode of the season, ends with a major cliffhanger, leading to controversy among fans as to whether a second season should be released or not. Creator, Jonathan Entwistle is on the side of the fans, longing for a continuation of the story. Others feel strongly that the show should end with the crazy cliffhanger we were given. 

According to Laurence Mozafari, author of’s “The End of the F***ing World is Too Good to Deserve Season 2.

James and Alyssa | Photo Courtesy of IMDb

Don’t Do It, Netflix”, this series should not create an unnecessary sequel like other Netflix shows such as Black Mirror, 13 Reasons Why, Big Little Liars, and more. Mozafari states that the series should be “just that” and it should be “the f***ing end”. I, along with other yearning fans, hope for a second season to  gives us closure on the never-ending question of what happened to our two new favorite television characters. 

Written by Lenie Yoon

Lenie is a junior and a staff writer for the MCSun. She is passionate about ASB, Netflix, and coffee.

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