It’s actually fun watching this, just don’t expect any realizations on growing up and getting wiser.
Social media has undeniably changed the way we perceive each other, and Netflix’s South African series Miseducation understands this. The show has fun getting its characters canceled online and getting them to ridiculous antics to make up for it. The cast, including the charismatic Buntu Petse and the hilarious Prev Reddy, seems to have a great time getting into hijinks only university life offers. However, inconsistent characterizations and being unwilling to get more deep keep this show from meeting its full potential. It’s still a fun watch, if you’re into soapy teenage comedies.
While Miseducation is a fun look at South African university life, the students’ characterizations sometimes get inconsistent to drive the plot. For example, when Natalie meets Mbali again in Makhanda, Natalie knows her, acts friendly, and tries to get her to remember how they met. However, a few minutes later in the episode, Natalie is suddenly uncomfortable and unwilling to befriend her, for the drama. Script inconsistencies like this make it hard to feel close with the characters, even as the cast tries to make the best out of it.
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