“Yellowjackets” scores its spot as a superior drama series


“Yellowjackets” is a TV-MA, 10-episode drama-thriller that was created by Ashley Lyle Bart Nickerson. The show aired on Showtime on November 14, 2021. “Yellowjackets” stars Sophie Nélisse, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sophie Thatcher, Sammi Hanratty, Liv Hewson, and Courtney Eaton as a group of teenagers who are trying to survive after being involved in a plane crash, with Melanie Lynskey, Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Lauren Ambrose, and Simone Kessell portraying their adult counterparts. Ella Purnell, Steven Krueger, and Warren Kole also star in the drama. The series was also nominated for many 2022 Emmy Awards including: Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Melanie Lynskey as Shauna Shipman), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Christina Ricci as Misty Quibley), and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

In 1996, a New Jersey high school soccer team planned to travel to Seattle for a national tournament. Their plans get drastically ruined after their plane crashes deep in the Canadian wilderness, and the remaining team members are left to survive for nineteen months. The series follows their attempts to survive while also tracking their current lives in 2021. How far will the team members go to keep themselves alive? Find out by watching “Yellowjackets” on Showtime.

I binge-watched this series a few months ago and it quickly became one of my favorite shows. After finishing the series, I immediately longed for a second season, which has been predicted to be airing on Showtime within the first quarter of 2023. I am a huge fan of the intensity and ominous aspects this series brought to the table. While watching, I felt that there was never a dull moment. I was always kept on my toes, wondering how the team would handle and survive through certain situations.

Another thing that I truly admired with this series is the absolutely incredible acting by all of the cast members involved. I can only imagine how much talent it takes to perfectly portray characters that have gone through the amount of trauma and emotional damage as their characters have. All of the characters are so different, but somehow the cast managed to play their unique characters in such a remarkable way. Additionally, I was very impressed with how the actors that played younger characters and the actors that played the younger characters’ older counterparts perfectly matched each other’s energy and further brought the character to life. 

In conclusion, I really enjoyed watching “Yellowjackets,” and I am very confident rating it 5/5 stars. I would recommend this show to mature audiences that enjoy horror, mystery, thriller, and drama when it comes to a series. I hope you all enjoy this series as much as I did.