“I’m James. I’m 17. And I’m pretty sure I’m a psychopath.”
Those words highlight Episode 1 of this eight-part Netflix show, and it’s all pretty solid from there.
17-year-old James (Alex Lawther) is a self-diagnosed psychopath who has killed cats and other animals and is now ready to move onto a bigger target: Humans. His first target? Alyssa.
Meanwhile, Alyssa (Jessica Barden) is a little nuts herself, but mostly just a regular teenager, living with her stepdad who doesn’t want her and she just wants a regular boyfriend. Her first target? James.
This R-Rated show is the struggle between wanting family and to kill, and the struggle of being alone vs. being wanted. A lot of the show happens in their heads as they contemplate these struggles and what they really want.
End of the World gets a very weird 8 out of 10, but by the time it ends it’s crazy enough that you want a second season of it.