The End of the F***ing World: Season 2 Reviews

November 8, 2019
Altogether, it oozes "not for everyone"; although despite that, I think it might be.
November 6, 2019
The new episodes share many of the original batch's most effective elements -- strong performances, deft retro soundtrack choices (leaning more on folk this time), a blend of humor and pathos -- without ever finding a reason to exist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2019
It's an astonishingly nihilistic series, gorgeously made, and for all its macabre humour, very moving.
November 6, 2019
Forcing more drama onto them after they've left only feels forced. It's a lose-lose scenario, and while I'll always contend there's a good way to keep telling many stories, this isn't it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 5, 2019
It's all still amusing, and the notes of strangled romanticism and just-perceptible nobility are still in place. But the plot doesn't have the momentum and the crazy energy it did the first time around.
November 5, 2019
If the first season came across as an update on Natural Born Killers, the second begins with a very strong Kill Bill vibe. Unfortunately, it's a vibe the season can't sustain.
November 5, 2019
Shot and styled with flair, it is depraved nihilism made to look cool and it is up to you whether that makes the show objectionable or a dark thrill-ride. Either way, it is exactly why the kids will love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2019
It's the pace that makes it sing. Of course there were some manoeuvres to pull off, to bring all of the characters back into the fray, but it has been done with as little clumsiness as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 5, 2019
Lawther also is reliably excellent and conveys grief, confusion and, yes, some joy, in equally revelatory ways. Ackie is equally sure-handed in making Bonnie a compelling compilation of damaged, naive, sad and lethal.