Favorite new Netflix teen drama: 'The Society' or 'Quicksand'? | The Tylt
"The Society" and "Quicksand" are two new intense teen dramas on Netflix that have the internet talking. The streaming service is becoming known for producing binge-worthy teen dramas and these new series are no exception. "The Society" follows a group of teenagers who try to rebuild their hometown after they return from a school trip and find everyone has disappeared. "Quicksand" follows a young girl who is on trial for murder after a school shooting occurs. Which show is binge-worthy?
Favorite new Netflix teen drama: 'The Society' or 'Quicksand'?
"The Society" is getting rave reviews and critics say the show does a great job at depicting the intersectionality of socialism and classism despite the characters being teens. According to WIRED:
IN AN EARLY episode of The Society, Netflix's new YA drama about power and privilege in a socialist adultless future, a group of teens gather to play a game of Fugitive. They split into two teams, each with a specific but precise role: The enforcers are tasked with catching the fugitives, and fugitives must do whatever they can to elude detainment. Many of the town's rich kids promptly elect themselves as enforcers, with almost all of the less fortunate townies regarded as targets of capture. Before long, anarchy erupts.
If you aren't caught up on the series, take a look at the trailer below.
Fans are saying "Quicksand" is a must see. The Swedish series is based on a novel by the same name and depicts the lives of students before a mass shooting happens. According to Insider, art is imitating reality in this dark series:
Given how disturbingly commonplace mass shootings have become in real life, especially in America, pop culture can have an important role in helping we as a society process how we deal with such horrific events — but it remains to be seen how this topic is treated within the context of this series.