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'The End Of The F***ing World' Scores 100 Percent On Rotten Tomatoes

'The End Of The F***ing World' Scores 100 Percent On Rotten Tomatoes

Netflix's latest smart, funny series is proving to be an addictive hit with viewers

Will Fitzpatrick

Will Fitzpatrick

Netflix may have had a bad night at the Golden Globes, scooping just the one award for Aziz Ansari's show Master of None, but their production line of quality TV just doesn't seem to stop moving - and now it looks like they've scored another hit.

Credit: Netflix

The darkly hilarious The End Of The F***ing World (that's 'fucking', for those of you wondering what lurks behind those pesky asterisks) looks set to follow Stranger Things, Making a Murderer and 13 Reasons Why into subscribers' list of shows to binge-watch.

And for anyone wondering why you should give a toss when there's so much out there to stream - especially those of you peering nervously at your lists of shows to watch and sobbing that you've not even found time for Breaking Bad yet - it might be worth considering the fact that it's scored the rarely-seen maximum score of 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

Netflix/Channel 4

It tells the story of James (Alex Lawther), a teenage boy who's 'pretty sure [he's] a psychopath', and Alyssa (Jessica Barden), a rebellious classmate looking to escape her chaotic home life, as they set out on a road trip together.

It's not difficult to see why its struck such a chord with viewers, particularly with lines as good as Alyssa's 'I'm gonna be so fucked off if we get murdered'. We've all been there, right?

The End of the F***ing World is based on Charles Forsman's comic book series (which thankfully left the asterisks out of the title, profanity fans), published by Fantagraphics in 2011. The show originally premiered on Channel 4 back in October, before Netflix began streaming internationally this month.

Netflix/Channel 4

Reviewers have been particularly impressed with the series, with Variety praising its 'sharp, bloody intensity' and TV Insider describing it as 'riveting... a binge made in adolescent hell'.

John Doyle of the Globe and Mail summed it up best, however, saying; "Never mind the bluntness of the title, just cozy up to this series - it is simultaneously sinister, funny, wise and fabulous."

Well, who are we to ignore a recommendation like that?

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix, Streaming