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Episode #1.1 

Alyssa is teen angst personified. She feels estranged from her mother, hates her stepfather and rejects pretty much everyone she meets - until one day she sees James sitting alone.

Director:

Jonathan Entwistle

Writers:

Charles S. Forsman (based on the comic book by) (as Charles Forsman), Charlie Covell
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Jessica Barden ... Alyssa
Alex Lawther ... James
Christine Bottomley ... Gwen
Navin Chowdhry ... Tony
Kelly Harrison Kelly Harrison ... Vanessa
Steve Oram ... Phil
Emma Appleton ... Kelly
Holly Beechey Holly Beechey ... Little Alyssa
Juliet Cowan ... Diner Waitress
Jack Veal ... Little James
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Storyline

Seventeen year old James is convinced that he is a psychopath, having killed animals since the age of nine and now seeking a human victim. At school he meets angry, foul-mouthed Alyssa, whom he marks as a potential victim and dates uneasily, sharing with her his disdain of his cheery single father Phil. After attending a party given by her mother Gwen and lustful step-father Tony Alyssa persuades James to steal Phil's car and run away with her. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 2018 (Germany) See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Alyssa: Sometime, everything is suddenly really simple. It's like everything shifts in a moment. And you step out of your body, out of your life. You step out and you see where you are really clearly. You see yourself. And you think... Fuck. This. Shit.
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References Downton Abbey (2010) See more »

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At Seventeen
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Written by Janis Ian
Performed by Janis Ian
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Omgg this showwwww
31 January 2018 | by LorenBiegSee all my reviews

Dark comedy has not seen the likes of "The End Of The F***ing World". So very very dark and funny. I was instantly hooked and even after completing the first episode I have no idea where it's going. These two characters are so unlike anything I've seen before. The juxtaposition of Alyssa's impulsive but trusting thought process with James' preoccupation with murdering her is completely insane. And, it works. Strong performances and quirky writing abound. I also enjoyed the funny jabs at the US. Looking forward to more!


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