Graham Coxon scored Netflix’s twisted teen series ‘The End of the F***ing World’
The barrage of worthy new television shows to consume continues with The End of the F***ing World, which is adapted from Charles S. Forsman's acclaimed 2013 graphic novel that was published by Fantagraphics. TEofFW, which debuted on Netflix last week after a run on the UK's Channel 4 back in November, is the story of introverted, self-proclaimed "pretty sure I'm psychopath" James (Alex Lawther) who meets Alyssa (Jessica Barden) at school. Drawn to each other in ways that quickly change, the two end up on an unexpected journey that plays like a teen, rather twee True Romance by way of Harold and Maude. It's intense, profane, frequently shocking, but also surprisingly sweet. With eight episodes at around 20 minutes each, you can easily knock the whole thing out in one sitting. It's shorter than some Judd Apatow movies and actually plays more like an indie film than a series. Highly recommended. You can watch the trailer below.
The score for The End of the F***ing World was composed by Blur's Graham Coxon and he has several new songs in the series as well. The soundtrack is also populated with some interesting, cool choices (hello Tullycraft!) and a lot of '50s and '60s rock n' roll and country. There's been no release of an official soundtrack or score, but someone was nice enough to put together a Spotify playlist. You can listen to that and Coxon's "Walking All Day," below.
Alex Lawther also stars in Freak Show, based on James St. James (of Party Monster fame)’s book of the same name, which was just released today.