High School Season 1 Review – A well-written teen drama
Season 1 of Season
The story is based on an autobiographical novel High School written by Tegan and Sara, High School is an intimate and interesting glimpse into how identical twins Tegan and Sara as they enter high school and attempt to comprehend their ever-changing world. With hormones, friends circle changes, and social problems, High School dives into the highs and lows of high school life.
The show is split into eight 25-minute episodes High School does a fantastic job with its concept and each chapter is split into two perspectives that present a different perspective to the story. For instance, in episode 1 the focus shifts from Sara to Tegan as they watch the same story unfold from different perspectives.
Similar to episode 3, there is a huge surprise that sees Phoebe reveal the truth first from someone who is not her and then from her own perspective. This reinforces the idea of not judging books by their cover It’s a thing that will definitely help High Schools stand out.
Films like Thirteen bring that shock factor and help to reinforce the idea of getting off the rails and getting wild in your early years, High School takes on an ethereal fashion, and without ever getting into clichés.
There’s some excellent material in this episode too. Without ruining anything, the final episodes are filled with great interplay with the main characters.
It’s also helpful to know that this show is built on an autobiography and the characters feel genuine. Watching Sara and Tegan’s circles of friendship change and what that is for their sisters, and their parents are fascinating and are definitely the most memorable of the entire show.
With episodes that are bite-sized, This show is very easy to get into but equally likely to be lost. In the Freevee section of Amazon Prime, High School is among those shows that could be an instant hit among teens should Amazon did not promote Rings of Power so aggressively and instead focus on high-quality shows such as this. Although it’s not able to stand against the plethora of other shows in this crowded area, there’s plenty to enjoy it to be enjoyed.
If you’re looking for an authentic representation of the difficulties at high school paired with a lot of questions of identity and belonging and a bit of artistic appeal, this is worth a look.
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