This is a Netflix Original Series that follows three teenage girls that end up becoming friends after meeting at shoplifters anonymous. Each of the group as problems in their own way, and together they sort of deal with things. It’s a roller coaster in terms of quality as it seems really good at some points and then awful at other ones.
It’s weird, and very inconsistent as they hang on the ledge of over the top youth drama. It’s a bit disappointing to a degree as there seemed to be potential within the general concept of what this was. It definitely takes its time and feels a bit strange in regards to the setup of how everyone interacts across the episodes. At the heart of the show are the three leads, Elodie (Brianna Hildebrand), Moe (Kiana Madeira) and Tabitha (Quintessa Swindell). They all have wildly different things going on, and connect at points to cause some drama of course.
With this being focused on shoplifting, you get to see how that effects their lives and of course why they do it. There are some mysteries as well to be discovered which will have those shocking dramatic twists that come across as expected at times.
It’s not a particularly long watch, but by the end you’ll probably feel unsatisfied by how it wraps up. There really didn’t seem to be any big point from which everything would hang on.
There is a somewhat earlier big thing event that comes into play, but it doesn’t really have much of a pay-off. You expect that moment to be bigger, but it really isn’t. I try to keep spoilers limited so this is fresh, but you’ll know what I mean as you watch it. The drama takes the forefront of everything and that’s where it feels all over the place. Sometimes it’s like, ok this is getting better and then at other times it feels like it’s taking a nose dive to complete boredom.
There was certainly more potential with this one if they would have taken it further, the concepts and the shoplifting elements. It was also another one of those weird ones where they’re supposed to be young, but everyone is an adult at the same time.
Trinkets Season 1 has some neat ideas, but by the end of it is just another typical teen drama show. They brought some great potential here, and didn’t quite know what to do with it. The ending just sort of fizzles out to the point that I don’t really care for any more of it. There were some solid highs, and real lows as the quality would take a dive. That was complete quality diving as well, from the writing getting weird to things generally not making sense.
All in the name of over the top drama. The characters were generally fine though, their pop-ins a bit odd however. It ticked off the boxes for certain niche demographics and it seemed like a by the book production. That is, despite the neat core concept that was behind it all. Maybe they could take things in a more interesting direction during a second season, but I’m not too interested in that at all.
Trinkets Season 1 Review at Home with Streamed Viewing
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