Trinkets: Season 2

  • 05 Sep - 11 Sep, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly

The unique selling point for the audience was the trio of leading female teens – their flavourful and dysfunctional dynamic feels young and realistic. Teen dramas often follow linear objectives – a guide to how teen life should look. Trinkets simplifies a typical friendship group and does not succumb to overdramatising the events they experience, while somehow managing to maintain the quirkiness between them. The Netflix series is like an extra tasty ice cream without unnecessary toppings. It is surprising that Trinkets season two manages to maintain that simplicity despite the plentiful of dramas thrown at the young women. It provides a more complicated series of events for the audience – testing out the characters sincerely as they navigate challenges that seem to evolve aggressively. Plenty of newer themes are thrown at the characters in season two but centralising the plot is this belief that the young girls are no longer in control. The trio faces further problems as each episode passes. The writers place viewers on a journey where there’s an expectation where you hope the characters get a grip on their priorities. The story seems to veer closer to female empowerment as it progresses; specific plot points develop and it becomes a monster within itself. The second season finds a way to encourage the audience to support the characters more than ever in their final outing.