Trinkets’ Season 2 is utterly unnecessary.
This post for Trinkets Season 2 is spoiler-free.
Following Season 1’s premiere last year, Trinkets Season 2 (2020, created by Amy Andelson, Emily Meyer, and Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith) picks up exactly where the show left off a year ago. Elodie (Brianna Hildebrand) is a high school runaway; Tabitha (Quintessa Swindell) comes to terms with her parent’s divorce and new found identity; and Moe (Kiana Madeira) takes her relationship with Noah (Odiseas Georgiadis) a step further.
The series is filled with teenage angst that doesn’t ever stop. At times, it feels like a teen soap, you know like The Secret Life of the American Teenager?
Trinkets tries to accomplish plenty in its half-hour long episodes. It is ambitious in the story it tries to tell, but ultimately much of its narrative falls flat. Many of the subplots are written to incite drama, which feels forced at times because when one issue is resolved, the next second another drama would ensue and it’s back to square one again. You have to watch the series to understand what I’m talking about, as giving specific examples would only spoil the various subplots.
Its three lead characters this season saw no significant growth from the previous season. Moe is very annoying, and I didn’t realise it when I was watching the series last year, but the actress Madeira who plays Moe, puts on a really forced facade for her character and it makes her entire performance feel inauthentic. Tabitha is the only character with an interesting story to tell. Her being a survivor of an abusive relationship is pretty much the main focus of this season. Elodie, who is soft-spoken and shy, also comes out of her shell this season and audiences get to see her explore her identity and come to grips with her kleptomania.
In sum, Trinkets certainly isn’t a series that will come to mind if you ask me for a high school TV series recommendation. And this second season wasn’t entirely necessary, though it did give closure to the three leads.