Depart it to Australia to place a enjoyable twist on the apocalypse. The top of the world has had a resurgence in popular culture just lately, and Prime Video’s Class of ‘07 is the most recent — and one of many biggest, IMO — instalment. Right here’s the TL;DR on Class of ‘07: an apocalyptic tidal wave hits through the 10-year reunion of an all-girls highschool. Now stranded from the remainder of the world — and not sure if the remainder of the world is even nonetheless alive — the ladies should discover a strategy to work collectively to outlive. As if the tip of the world wasn’t sufficient, they’re additionally caught on an island with their highschool bullies and their ex-best buddies who they haven’t seen in 10 years.
It’s a premise we haven’t seen earlier than, made even brisker by the Australian forged and creators, together with Emily Browning and Caitlin Stasey. And true to Aussie tv type, it’s hilarious with moments of darkness lobbed into the combo to maintain issues from ever being too saccharine or irreverent. Right here’s why we’re loving Class of ‘07 and why it ought to be your subsequent present to observe.
Once I watched the trailer for Class of ‘07, my jaw was on the ground. I knew vaguely that it was a comedy a few highschool reunion gone flawed however I didn’t know that half of the varsity would actually fall into the ocean through the get together. And that’s solely the beginning! The women’ rescue and survival efforts shortly spiral. They collectively panic at 4am, log out their large “HELP” messages with doodles of breasts, raid the instructor’s provide of confiscated junk meals and punch one another within the tit once they’re indignant. And there are various extra moments that made me genuinely chortle out loud which might be too good and too shocking to spoil for you right here.
IT’S GOT A GREAT CAST
Class of ‘07 centres on the strained friendship between Zoe (Emily Browning), Amelia (Megan Sensible) and Saskia (Caitlin Stasey). They’re all improbable within the roles, particularly Stasey, who performs the ex-high college imply lady with such attraction that you simply by no means actually know if she’s actually a modified lady or if she’s secretly nonetheless terrible. Relative newcomer Sensible can be improbable as Amelia, who’s the emotional core of the present. And Browning’s Zoe breaks up the tense moments with a witty one-liner or a humorous facial features. Along with the supporting forged, which incorporates Steph Tisdell, Chi Nguyen, Emma Horn, Sarah Krndija and Claire Lovering, the ladies of Class of ‘07 maintain the whole lot collectively even throughout essentially the most outrageous moments.
IT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HIGH SCHOOL IS CHALLENGING FOR EVERYONE
That is fairly actually the underlying plot of the present. Foremost characters Zoe (Emily Browning) and Amelia (Megan Sensible) have been finest buddies in highschool however had a mysterious falling out. For them, the worst a part of the apocalypse is being caught with one another, as they each blame the opposite for his or her friendship breakup and neither is aware of the reality about why it actually occurred. That is very true for Amelia, who was taken out of faculty for secretive causes — however we don’t must know why it occurred to comprehend it messed her up.
Curiously, Class of ‘07 additionally explores the hidden methods highschool can mess us up. Saskia (Caitlin Stasey) was the favored lady at college and shortly slips again into the imply lady position after the catastrophe. However even she says, “This college f**ked me up in ways in which I don’t suppose you can probably think about.” I’m positive it doesn’t matter what you thought of highschool, you’d additionally hate being caught again there together with your classmates.
IT’S VERY AUSTRALIAN
Right here’s an inventory of Australian jokes and references I counted within the first few episodes of Class of ‘07:
- Want chips
- Saying “right here in case you want” in netball.
- Meat pies from the varsity canteen
- Abbreviating each phrase over 5 letters (Zoe calls the apocalypse “the poco”)
IT’S A FEMINIST APOCALYPSE STORY
Along with meals shortages and energy outages, the ladies are additionally fighting despair, nervousness, contraception, hormone injections for IVF and extra. It’s refreshing to see a present deal with issues like female hygiene and psychological well being, particularly since virtually everybody would expertise them throughout an actual life apocalypse.
“Don’t for a second underestimate the ache of being again right here,” Saskia tells the ladies in a rousing motivational speech. “All of our teenage baggage has floated to the floor and now we’re caught with the individuals we thought we’d know endlessly till boys and jobs and forks within the highway received in the best way.”
Even their survival plan is to divide and conquer, and so they set up a society that, for essentially the most half, seems out for each other. Class of ‘07 is a testomony to feminine friendship and the superb issues ladies can obtain collectively — even through the finish of the world.
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