Amazon Prime Video’s Paper Girls is a sci-fi adventure show with robot wars, dinosaurs, foul-mouthed teenage girls and time travel in its first season, so what more could audiences ask for? Sci-fi fans will be thrilled with this Amazon TV series. If you need a compelling plot and heartwarming story, don’t worry Paper Girls has it too. The show’s cast of actresses perfectly portrays these characters, and the first season of The Newspaper Girl is addictive and a must-see for sci-fi fans.
Based on the graphic novel of the same name, Paper Girls follows the lives of four young girls who time travel to the future 21 years later. Over the course of eight episodes, the girls confront their adult selves as they try to return to their time while also saving the future. The first season consists of eight episodes, each between 40 and 50 minutes long, and the finale also ends with jaw-dropping action scenes.
Paper Girls Season 1 Review
Paper Girls is a sci-fi time-travel drama that fearlessly tackles real-life issues like sex, death, and even abuse. There’s something special lurking in this sci-fi time trip that most viewers can relate to in different ways. The heart-warming, heart-wrenching plot might be the biggest attraction of the first season, but that doesn’t mean this season’s journey isn’t a lot of fun (because who doesn’t love giant robot battles?).
Some of the VFX, especially the tiny, flying, healing creatures look fantastic. The story, however, is what really shines on Paper Girls, and as it goes on, viewers get hooked on one of the episodes and try to piece it all together. The four girls all have different personalities, but as they are forced to be together, their friendship and bond really develop.
Interestingly, the crew explained that the characters were asked not to speak to each other before filming, so their relationship would develop on and off screen. This is a no-brainer because it makes the story more believable. The way the girls open up to each other helps the audience learn more about them.
Viewers quickly become their fans, but as the series progresses, Mac is surprisingly the most popular character, and her tough exterior is hard to break, and she’s the heart of the show. Erin aspires to be in the White House, but ends up being an auntie. Tiffany is another character who is going through tough times in the future, she sees what she has become, she doesn’t like it, her journey is interesting and a lot of viewers can relate to. As for KJ, her story is the most predictable, but certainly has a lot of meaning to viewers who are going through the same thing, so we won’t go into details for the sake of spoilers.
The last episode of the season brought a surprise and should be renewed for a second season. With continued inspiration from graphic novels, we can only hope that Paper Girls becomes an enduring series with more growing lessons, dramatic moments, and self-discovery. We can learn a lot from these girls.
Paper Girls Season 1 Plot Synopsis
In the early morning after Halloween 1988, four girls, Erin, Mac, Tiffany, and KJ, on their delivery route, get caught in the crossfire of time travelers, which changes the trajectory of their lives forever. After traveling to the future, these girls must find a way to travel back in time, a journey that will allow them to face their grown-up selves.
Although they admit that their future selves are very different from their 12-year-old selves, they are hunted down by a warlike faction of time travelers called the “Old Watch.” To survive, girls need to overcome their differences and learn to trust each other and themselves.
Based on Brian K. Vaughan’s best-selling graphic novel, Paper Girls depicts an adventurous personal journey through the eyes of four girls. The Newspaper Girl cast includes Camryn Jones as Tiffany Quilkin, Riley Lai Nelet as Erin Tieng, Sofia Rosinsky as Mac Coyle, and Fina Strazza as KJ Brandman. Ali Wong plays the adult version of Erin and Nate Corddry plays Larry.