Trinkets (2019– )
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I mean the very first episode has the quiet girl go to a giant party where she of course is "out of place". Then rich girl cliché comes in with her apparent abusive relationship. I get who this is targeted to but I feel like every Netflix show involving teens could exist into one show and you wouldn't know the difference.
I mean what's the point of yet another show involving teens with nothing new to say? Netflix quality in its originals has dropped a ton. It's like they put our tons of projects hoping one will be the next stranger things.
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The only things that bothered me about this series is: 1. The whole stealing the car thing was a bit ridiculous but I understand that it was supposed to be this big break-free/breakthrough moment for tabitha but whatever. 2. Why the heck would Elodie's dad ground her for wasting time to get to the deposition for her mom???? That made no sense to me. I know he wanted her to be more responsible but jeeeez. You're gonna ground her for not wanting to go relieve the most traumatic day of her life?? Also why was she not in counseling!??? 3. How old are these people getting romantically involved with 16/17 year olds??? I get that there are age gap relationships but all of you 21+ year olds are just out here attracted to minors? Come on now. They not legal and statutory is thing y'all. But I digress lol. Give the show a chance and you might enjoy It but idk your show tastes dude.
My main problem: the show completely glorifies shoplifting. If people debated whether 13 Reasons Why glorified suicide, there's no doubt that this show glorifies stealing. There's no sense of real risk, consequences or guilt/regret. So many scenes of the girls very obviously pocketing items in front of security cameras, yet they always get away with it.
Edit: Major spoiler How could I forget the ending. Grounded? Run away from home. Sure, potentially it's a good idea to run away if you're in an abusive or violent household. But Elodie is literally grounded for stealing a car, an sensible and appropriate punishment, so successfully runs away with some wild rockstar type. I think it's a dangerous message. How many emotional teenagers will watch this and be encouraged to run away from home because of something trivial that feels like a big deal at the time?
The screenwriting and acting is good. It feels very "believable. It's probably the first show I've seen in a long time that is about teens and has characters that feel and act like typical teenagers. There's no doubt that it's well written and the three main characters in the show have good chemistry together.
I also really enjoyed the 30 minute/episode format and felt that it worked well.
My biggest problem really was that I felt the show was too abstract and there really wasn't much going on. Moreover, the premise of the show (shoplifting, it's how the three girls meet, connect and become friends) doesn't really add much to the plot lines. They could've really met anywhere and under any circumstances and so the decision to use shoplifting seems a tiny bit random.
All in all it's a good show however and definitely a step in the right direction for Netflix.
The premise of three young women united by their involvement in shoplifting was very good. The show revolves around the lives of these three characters, in a normal teen drama style exposition. The characters are likeable, and the performances were reasonable, but the story ebbs and flows in the personal relationships, without much strong plot points to make a real impact. Its watchable, but it could have been unique, focussing more on their criminal skills, and less on their personal dramas. Deserving of a second season, to see where it goes. But the second season will make or break this show.