It started off well - teacher moving into small town, secretive citizens, family drama and a big mystery to be solved. However, it quickly falls apart, due to poorly written characters.
The students are unrealistically cruel and unbelievably brave to openly show said cruelty. They act like actual prison inmates rather than ordinary teenagers. On the other hand, all of the teachers are incredibly irrational, immature and too easily tricked into playing by student rules - begging them for mercy, sharing their most intimate secrets with random kids, getting into fist fights etc.
I thought there would be some social commentary on how all the kids' parents are rich and influential, so the school is forced to put up with their bs, but, alas, we quickly learn that at least some of the kids are from poor background. When they DO try to make a social commentary, it feels forced and flat.
By the end of the second episode, no one acts like a genuine human being (and I don't mean in the intentional "Lynchian" sense) and rather like a plot device, so it is easy to lose interest. Which is a shame - it could have easily turned out great, if they had toned it down a bit.
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