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"I've just turned eighteen and I think I understand what people mean to each other"

Eight episodes, each twenty minutes long. I honestly got into this series not thinking much about it, and the first three episodes made me think it wasn't meant for me. However, I found myself still wanting to click on the next episode, and thankfully I did. This series... this series is amazing- it's brilliant. The modern-age story of Bonnie and Clyde, two lovers running away from a crime, but it isn't that cheesy. I'd go more in depth about it but I fear I'd spoil it for those who want to watch it.

Here's what I have to say about it: Watch it. If you're like me and don't really seem to be into it in the first few episodes, keep on watching. It really picks up at episode four and from there, if you're still not hooked on the story of James and Alyssa, then at least you can say you've tried.

This show is definitely binge-worthy, as I've finished the entire thing in the span of two hours of my afternoon. I wouldn't save the episodes and only watch one episode per week, as I can tell you this now: it's meant to be binge-watched. Back to back episodes promise feeling adrenaline pumping through you, feeling suspense and happiness, feeling emotions that won't come to you if you saved the episodes.

Not only did I enjoy the story, but I'm absolutely in love with the soundtrack. Old doo-wop beats of the '90s really add to the whole aesthetic of the show, and even though the entire soundtrack isn't doo-wop, all the songs have a very lo-fi, indie feel to it.

I could ramble on for hours, but to summarise: Watch this show. Fall in love with the characters and the soundtrack, fall in love with the plot and the aesthetic. I promise you, you'll love it, and if you don't... at least you could say that you gave it a try, and didn't judge a series before you gave it a shot.