On this chapter of The Queerest Things I Watched Last Week, the Trinkets final season dropped recently so I decided it was a good time to binge-watch the whole thing.
- Trinkets – Season 1 & 2 [Binge-Watch]
I decided to watch Trinkets, one of Melanie’s picks off the newest Binge-Worthy Shows: Staff Picks List. I love teen dramas and the Trinkets final season dropped a couple of weeks ago, so I figured the timing was good.
I liked it fine. In my opinion, it’s not as good as Everything Sucks, Atypical or Teenage Bounty Hunters, but it’s a basic, enjoyable 2-season high school series. The best thing about it is the main character Elodie is a lesbian who has never had to come out. She was able to be herself from birth which is the experience of my kid and their peers. I’m really excited to see Gen-Z grow up and start creating content, and this feels like a preview of that.
Elodie is a new kid in town and she meets classmates Mel and Tabatha at Shoplifters Anonymous. The three of them become fast friends. They deal with relationships, typical teen drama and stealing stuff throughout the series.
Elodie has never had a relationship before (just a big crush on a friend at home) and Mel and Tabatha try their hardest to be her wing women. Throughout the series, Elodie has some romantic storylines. Her first relationship in season one is with a musician named Sabine. To be honest I can’t stand Sabine. She obnoxiously uses her marginal fame to seduce Elodie, but she’s a manipulative flake who gives her attention one minute and ignores her the next to make out with someone else. I get the free-spirit who doesn’t believe in relationships and that’s fine, but she pressures Elodie to steal for her and that is totally uncool.
Nope! You’re taking romantic advantage of a kleptomaniac and your songs are corny. I don’t like you.
At the beginning of season two, Elodie ends things with Sabine (I won’t tell you how, you’ll have to watch to find out) and later meets a shy clarinet player in band class named Jillian. Jillian is the exact opposite of Sabine, she’s introverted and dorky, but cute. She looks a lot like Tara from Buffy, but with curly hair. Watching the two of them have a conversation is painfully awkward, but they hit it off and eventually kiss.
We find out later Jillian took off because she’s not out yet.
Elodie, who has always been out, doesn’t want to be a secret at first, but then agrees to ride the coming out train with her. I don’t hate this, because I think some sneaking around plot can be fun.
Things progress in a cute and tame way for these two until Sabine rolls back through town. Ugh!
I won’t give the ending away, you’ll just have to watch the Trinkets final season to see how this triangle pans out.
This week: It’s Labor Day in the US, which means I’m at the end of a 3-day weekend. It’s been a nice break with absolutely beautiful weather here in Philadelphia. I hope you’re managing to have some good times wherever you are in the world.