Emery’s closer look at #7
March 27, 2020
The Netflix original series I’m Not Ok With This premiered on Netflix on Feb. 26, 2020, and quickly grew popular.
The show is a quirky comedy/drama about a high school girl with the ability to move things with her mind and about her relationships with her family and friends. The show is based on the graphic novel by Charles Forsman.
When I first saw the trailer I thought it was the same unoriginal trope about a unique girl and her boring boyfriend that Netflix uses for a lot of their shows, such as “Stranger Things.”
Although I was skeptical at first, after the first episode I was instantly hooked and watched it all in one sitting.
What I found so compelling about the show was the warm, cozy color scheme, and how everything looks vintage and retro despite the show being set in present times. The scenery and the cinematography adds a level of charm many shows do not have.
The characters were well written and unique, Stan (Wyatt Oleff) provided comic relief throughout the series while also having his own story, which secondary characters don’t usually get. Stan also added to the vintage vibe of the show with the way he dressed. Syd (Sophia Lillis) was the annoyed and sarcastic teenage girl almost every Netflix show has, but what was different about her character was that the writers gave her depth. You got to know her and could relate to her.
The show stars Lillis and Oleff who both also starred in the “It” remakes, and the pair continues to work well together.
I’m Not Ok With This offered a slightly relatable, comedic, sci-fi, mystery, high school drama with the representation of almost every type of kid.
What I think everyone can agree on is that the last episode makes it very clear that they plan on adding a second season, I recommend it if you want to watch something mind-blowing.