Is “Everything’s Trash” Worth Watching?
This article may contain spoilers from the TV show.
The new original Freeform “Everything’s Trash” premiered in July. After six episodes, this show proves to be the epitome of “stay because it gets better.”
The show is an adaptation of New York comedian, actress, and writer Phoebe Robinson’s book “Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay.”
Robinson plays the main character, Phoebe. She’s an outspoken, sex-positive podcaster who is coming of age on the back of her brother’s political campaign.
Heavy promotion for this show was not necessary. A black woman on the show’s poster was enough to watch the first episode. However, walking in without understanding the show and having no expectations made it unbearable.
The jokes weren’t funny and it was impossible to tell what was coming next. But watching the first two episodes didn’t provide enough reason to cancel the show entirely. Deciding to keep watching, it seemed like a promising series. The plot made sense, the jokes were funny, and Phoebe’s character was relatable.
“Everything’s Trash” isn’t trash, and there are three highlights worth watching.
First, there will be at least one character that will make you laugh. For example, Phoebe’s roommate Michael, played by Moses Storm, is an exceptionally hilarious character. He has a weird relationship like with an owl guy (a real guy who has access to owls) and always finds a way to express his desire to date Phoebe’s friend and co-host Malika. He’s an interesting character with an exciting personality that makes you laugh.
Plus, this show has a lot of relatable moments. You can see yourself if it was the person who was broke and had to pay their bills on the eighth day of the month or if you had to face your fear and stand up for yourself in the workplace. There’s a more extraordinary watch experience when you can relate to the humanity of the characters.
More importantly, it’s exciting to watch Phoebe and her journey. Although she makes decisions that may make you a little nervous waiting for the consequences to come, you can watch her grow. His experiences are unique; she uses them to show you how trash everything is, but that’s okay.
If you need more convincing, here are some thoughts from viewers.
Freelance journalist and recent graduate Calvin Sykes also commented on the show. Sykes said he liked the show and related to the main character.
“While watching it, I love how the premise of the show is based around the main character and how she uses her podcast to tell her stories,” Sykes said. “There are parallels between me and the main character…and I enjoyed it.”
Robinson told the New York Times the message she wants people to take away from the show: hug where they are and laugh a lot.
“I just want people to accept where they are,” Robinson said. “I hope when people watch they laugh a lot, but maybe apply themselves a bit.”