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REVIEW: New Netflix teen drama Trinkets could steal your heart

When three completely different teenage girls find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifter’s Anonymous meeting, they begin to form an unlikely friendship.

As their friendship grows, Elodie (Hildebrand), the grieving misfit, Tabitha (Swindell), the picture perfect prom queen type and Moe (Madeira), the mysterious outsider, will learn to trust each other as they navigate family issues, high school drama and the complicated Catch 22 of trying to fit in when all they want to do is break out.

Based on the young adult novel by Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith, Trinkets offers a unique view into the lives of 3 teenage girls who are more complicated than they may seem.

Each of the girls is battling her own demons and trying to find her way in an increasingly complex world. Any of us who have been teenagers, can recall the sometimes exquisite angst of trying to grow up and fit in while, at the same time, secretly yearning to stand out and be special.

It’s no wonder teenagers can be moody little shits and occasionally, it takes a story like this to sit back and maybe, just maybe, rethink the way we look at our kids. I know people like to blame millennials for everything that is wrong with the world, but the reality is, these kids didn’t raise themselves.

The series is shaping up to be almost like a modern day Breakfast Club (for those of us old enough to remember this movie and its impact way back when). A couple of ‘bad’ kids are thrown together unexpectedly and, surprisingly, they build relationships and ultimately are not who we suspected they were at the start.

Yes, this is a teen drama, but it has a solid beating heart. There are some stellar performances by the three young leads that will be sure to capture your attention. I binge watched this one after thinking I would only make it through an episode, maybe two. And you might want to do the same after all, that’s what cold, rainy, winter weekends are for. 

4 stars

Where:  Netflix
Release Date: 
June 14 
1 Episodes: 10

Who is in it: Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira, Quintessa Swindell, Brandon Butler, Odiseas Georgiadis, Jessica Lynn Skinner


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