A teen drama with a t’r’wist, ‘Trinkets’ is a story about three “good girls who are bad” and their adorable friendships. It is an adaptation of Kirsten Smith’s young adult novel of the same name. It revolves around a trio of high school kleptomaniacs, who cannot control their urge to steal small knick-knacks from regular shops in Portland. It gives you those vibes from ‘The Bling Ring’, minus the sophistication part. Created by Kirsten Smith, Amy Andelson, and Emily Meyer, ‘Trinkets’ Season 1 premiered with all of its 10 episodes on Netflix on June 14, 2019.
Trinkets Cast: Who is in it?
Leading the cast in the main roles are Brianna Hildebrand as Elodie Davis, Kiana Madeira as Moe Truax, and Quintessa Swindell as Tabitha Foster. Hildebrand is best known for her performances in ‘Annie Undocumented’ and as Negasonic Teenage Warhead in the ‘Deadpool’ and ‘Deadpool 2‘. Canadian actress Madeira’s breakout role is Julia Wilson in the Family Channel sitcom, ‘Really Me’. She has since then starred in several popular Disney shows and movies. Quintessa Swindell is well-known for her acting in ‘Granada Nights’. They are accompanied by Brandon Butler as Brady Finch (with whom Tabitha is in an on-and-off abusive relationship), Odiseas Georgiadis as Noah Simos (Moe’s love interest), Larry Sullivan as Doug Davis, and Dana Green as Jenna Block.
Trinkets Plot: What is it about?
‘Trinkets’ introduces us to Elodie, Moe, and Tabitha, who are all victims of kleptomania, a psychological disorder that compels them to harbor an irresistible urge to steal. These teenage girls and best friends live in the city of Portland, Oregon, and meet each other for the first time at a Shoplifters Anonymous meeting. While Elodie is a weird introvert who’s the new girl in town, Moe reminds you of the punk-inspired Faith, from Buffy. On the other hand, Tabitha is from a well-to-do family and has a popular boyfriend. After the girls come face to face with one another, they first develop a sense of wariness, that develops into enmity, and then progresses to a close bond, held together by their common secret of being kleptomaniacs and a mutual feeling of being seen as outsiders.
‘Trinkets’ chronicles the ups and downs in the lives of the three teens, their traumas, insecurities, and challenges. As opposed to common belief, they don’t shoplift because they are bored and have nothing better to do. Neither do they steal because they are needy or lack the basic necessities of life. The series actually focuses more on their frustrations and grief. For example, Elodie is still trying to cope up with the recent death of her mother. Moe’s father almost never features in the picture and Tabitha’s parents are in an unhappy marriage. The latter’s boyfriend often resorts to emotional abuse and physical violence. In order to distract themselves, the girls resort to shoplifting while assuring themselves that everything is fine. In fact, they are angry within and their actions are the outer manifestations of their inner rebellious spirit.
‘Trinkets’ is another addition to Netflix’s catalog of solid teen dramas, after ‘The Society‘, ‘Sex Education‘, ‘The End of the F***ing World‘, and ‘Riverdale‘, to name a few. It is measured, smooth, and rolls from one episode to the next without much of mayhem. What makes the series admirable is Elodie, Moe, and Tabitha’s friendship, which helps them to root for each other and stand together, no matter what. To summarize, we can say that ‘Trinkets’ is a fun and light binge watch. Each of its episodes is just 30 minutes in length and hence, you can finish the whole season in a span of five hours.
Trinkets Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Trinkets’ season 1 premiered with all of its 10 episodes on Netflix on June 14, 2019. As far as the next season goes, we have good news for the fans. On July 29, 2019, Netflix announced the renewal of the show. A bit of disappointing news out of the announcement is that season 2 is going to be the final season of the show. No release date was revealed, but we expect ‘Trinkets’ season 2 to release sometime in June, 2020. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.