Yellowjackets has reached its second season and, beyond the addition of Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings) to the cast, the series has managed to level up by making the plot darker and full of interesting twists.
In the United States, the series is already a milestone, but in Spain, where it airs on Movistar+, it has not yet achieved the impact it deserves. For this reason, we leave you with five key reasons why you should get hooked on Yellowjackets and have a marathon as soon as possible.
1. A very interesting narrative
We may have gotten a little sick of survival when Lost became fashionable, but Yellow Jackets takes a very interesting twist on the narrative to the point of making it the essential aspect of the story it tells.
The series tells how a high school girls’ soccer team suffers a plane crash that causes them to end up stranded in a forest in Canada. There they must struggle to survive in a hostile and unfamiliar environment, while getting to know themselves better.
The story unfolds in two timelines, mixing the struggle to survive in the forest with flashbacks of the protagonists in their adolescence, which are very interesting and provide context to what happens.
2. An exceptional cast
But, like any good series, we could say that Yellowjackets is a “character-driven” fiction. That is, they delve into the psyche of the protagonists and lead you to understand various points of view that help you understand the complexity of the story.
In this case, Yellowjackets stands out above any current series, as it has a brutal cast of actresses. The fiction is headed by Melanie Lynskey, Christina Ricci, Tawny Cypress and Juliette Lewis, among others.
Each of them brings great intensity and depth to their characters, and the work of the entire cast together creates a special on-screen chemistry. But, in addition, the secondary characters are becoming more and more powerful and making the main threads interesting, as in the case of Elijah Wood in Season 2.
3. A script full of tension and emotion
The script of Yellowjackets is one of the great strengths of the series. And it does so without remaining in the simplicity of simply telling a story of survival and without getting over the top as it did with Lost -we are still hurt by that catastrophic ending-.
The plot is full of unexpected twists and shocking revelations that keep the viewer on edge until the end. In addition, the series manages to maintain a perfect balance between moments of tension and moments of calm, allowing the viewer to breathe a little before plunging back into a new climax.
4. A raw and realistic approach to survival
Despite what it may seem at first glance, especially given the fact that teen and young adult stories are told in flashbacks, Yellowjackets is not a “tranny” or “silly” series. On the contrary, it is dark and quite complex.
Basically, Yellowjackets seeks to be raw and realistic in its approach, which makes the story all the more shocking. The series holds nothing back, showing the darkest and most violent side of human nature. It is intense, violent and disturbing, and not suitable for those looking for something lighter.
5. A reflection on human nature
Finally, the series also serves as a reflection on human nature and the limits to which human beings can reach in extreme situations. The fiction explores how survival can bring out the best and the worst in people, and how morality and survival become blurred in extreme situations. Yellowjackets knows how the characters must face their own inner demons, and provokes them all the while to make difficult decisions in order to survive.
In conclusion, Yellowjackets stands out for its unique plot and its raw, realistic approach. The series has an exceptional cast and a script that keeps the viewer on edge until the very end. In addition, the series is also a reflection on human nature and the limits to which human beings can reach in extreme situations.
If you are a fan of series with complex characters and mysteries, and also look for a touch of humor that makes it not take itself seriously at times, with Yellowjackets you will feel at home.
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