YELLOWJACKETS: SEASON ONE
Starring: Melanie Lynskey, Sophie Nélisse, Tawny Cypress, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Ella Purnell, Juliette Lewis, Sophie Thatcher, Christina Ricci, Samantha Hanratty, Steven Krueger, and Warren Kole
Creators: Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson
Yellowjackets is a mixed bag. Not in terms of quality, as it’s rarely as interesting as its concept, but in execution. It’s like the writers threw Lord of the Flies, Heathers, and Lost into a horror blender, which creates a mishmash of intriguing ideas, but nothing that is truly compelling. The then-and-now storytelling structure doesn’t do the show any favors either because it causes both timelines to move at half-speed. Or maybe it’s just that I’m an old man and half the show is about catty high school girls… either way, I couldn’t get into it. The soundtrack is boss, though.