amsel May 19, 2020 Share May 19, 2020 I didn't expect this show to be great and I kinda enjoyed some of the ridiculousness, but what bothered me throughout is the dialogue. I've seen worse dialogue in many other shows, but teenagers don't talk and behave like that, even rebellious ones. It would have been easy to write scenes in which teenagers would talk and act like teenagers. While I expected some violence, what I didn't expect is batshit crazy violence from a bunch of people. We saw a character almost beaten to death by a couple guys using golf clubs in the open, which happened after an almost-drowning witnessed by a bunch of people. It's just unreasonable levels of violence, which is somehow forgotten the next day. Unless there is a John A or John F, there is no need to say John B every 10 seconds. Episode 9 was the worst. We had a guy, found with a dying body on a tarmac, accusing a teenager of killing a cop, and the other cop buys the story without ever questioning it. And then the whole town starts hunting for the 16 year old as if he's a monster. At no point did anyone question if the story makes any sense. "Why would a 16 year old kill a cop for no reason?" no one ever asked. And speaking of the dead cop, she didn't tell anyone beforehand that she was about to arrest that guy? You'd think she would have informed people that she was about to arrest the richest guy on the island, and would have brought some people with her. I gotta admit, it made me laugh when that guy told that kid "shut up you little bastard!" after the kid thought he should get the reward. Probably the only scene that genuinely made me laugh. I still enjoyed it. If it wasn't for the pandemic, I probably would never have watched it. But with so much time to waste, this show was a good way to waste it. 1 Link to comment
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