Critics are in love with a new Netflix show that its CEO calls the 'most engaging addictive original' in 'a long time'
- Critics and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings are raving about "The End of the F***ing World," a new Netflix original TV series.
- The absurdist black-comedy currently stands at a 100% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
- Hastings called the show Netflix's "most engaging addictive original wild show in a long time" in a recent Facebook post.
Since its release on Friday, Netflix's original TV series "The End of the F***ing World," has gained widespread acclaim from critics, along with an enthusiastic seal of approval from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings.
An absurdist black-comedy based on a comic series of the same name, the British show first premiered on the UK's Channel 4 in October. It currently stands at a 100% "Fresh" rating on the reviews aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
"The End of the F***ing World" follows the exploits of James, a 17 year old who believes he's a psychopath, and his classmate, Alyssa, who runs away from her rough home life in the company of James.
Variety's Sonia Saraiya similarly praised the series for how it "gets under the viewer's skin with sharp, bloody intensity."
In a Facebook post on Sunday, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings linked to The Atlantic's review of the show while offering the following recommendation for the series:
"Wow new show. Most engaging addictive original wild show in a long time. Crazy good. Two teens searching. Watch!"
It seems Hastings has a predilection for dark comedies. In 2015, the Netflix CEO said his favorite Netflix original series was "BoJack Horseman," a darkly comedic animated show that satirizes Hollywood.