Trinkets (TV series)

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Trinkets
Trinkets logo.png
GenreTeen drama
Created by
Based onTrinkets
by Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith
Starring
Composer(s)Keegan DeWitt
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Amy Andelson
  • Emily Meyer
  • Linda Gase
  • Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith
  • Shelley Zimmerman
  • Rebecca Glashow
  • Brin Lukens
  • Sarah Goldfinger
Producer(s)
Cinematography
  • Jason Oldak
  • Zach Salsman
  • Pedro Gomez Millan
Editor(s)
  • Philip Fowler
  • Ben Callahan
  • Matt Diezel
  • Scott Ashby
  • Martin Wilson
  • Karolina Tuovinen
  • Gregg Featherman
  • Erin Nicole Wyatt
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time21–30 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format4K (16:9 UHDTV in high dynamic range)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJune 14, 2019 (2019-06-14) –
August 25, 2020 (2020-08-25)
External links
Official website

Trinkets is an American teen drama web television series, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Kirsten Smith. The series was created by Smith, Amy Andelson, and Emily Meyer. It was released on Netflix on June 14, 2019.[1] In July 2019, the series was renewed for a second and final season which was released on August 25, 2020.[2][3]

Plot[edit]

Elodie Davis (Brianna Hildebrand), Moe Truax (Kiana Madeira), and Tabitha Foster (Quintessa Swindell) become friends after finding each other at a Shoplifters Anonymous meeting.[4] The characters have different personalities and personas in school, keeping their friendship a secret: Elodie is an introvert; Moe favors punk style; while Tabitha comes from a wealthy family.[4] They form a deep bond after finding out that they all have a shoplifting habit.[5] Each also finds in the others strength as they navigate their own problems such as family and school issues.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Brianna Hildebrand as Elodie Davis, a socially awkward teenage kleptomaniac who moves from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Portland, Oregon, to live with her father, his new wife and step-brother after the death of her mother. She has trouble adjusting to her new life with her father but forms a close bond with Moe and Tabitha for support.
  • Kiana Madeira as Moe Truax, an academically talented teenager from a financially challenged family who also attends SA meetings. She has commitment and trust issues due to an absent father with a criminal record but is fiercely loyal to her mother and manages to form a close bond with Elodie and Tabitha for support. She has a secret, romantic relationship with Noah Simos.
  • Quintessa Swindell as Tabitha Foster, a fellow kleptomaniac who comes from a wealthy family. She struggles with who she is supposed to be to please everyone and who she wants to be to make herself happy, but the close bond she has with Moe and Elodie helps her come to terms.
  • Brandon Butler as Brady Finch, Tabitha's abusive on-again, off-again boyfriend who uses her father's connection to Stanford to help himself and eventually blackmails Tabitha into a relationship. He is on the soccer team with Noah.
  • Odiseas Georgiadis as Noah Simos, Moe's love interest whose relationship with Moe is secret. He was supportive of Moe and her academic achievements and wishes to be public with their relationship. He is on the soccer team with Brady and unaware of Brady's abusiveness towards Tabitha.
  • Larry Sullivan as Doug Davis, Elodie's father who pushes her to attend SA meetings.
  • Dana Green as Jenna, Elodie's stepmother
  • Linden Ashby as Whit Foster (season 2; recurring season 1), Tabitha's father who is having an affair and tries to help Brady in his Stanford application.
  • October Moore as Vicky Truax (season 2; recurring season 1), Moe's mother

Recurring[edit]

  • Henry Zaga as Luca Novak, Tabitha's love interest and fellow SA attender. He previously was involved with Sabine, but Luca broke it off because it wasn't healthy.
  • Parker Hall as Spencer, Jenna's son and Elodie's younger stepbrother
  • Jessica Lynn Skinner as Kayla Landis, Tabitha's friend.[6]
  • Haley Tju as Rachelle Cohen-Strauss
  • Katrina Cunningham as Sabine, Elodie's love interest and a rising singer. She was previously involved with Luca, but Luca broke it off because Sabine was all consuming.
  • Joy Bryant as Lori Foster, Tabitha's mother who is obsessed with her online presence and how she and her family are presented online.
  • Andrew Jacobs as Ben Traux (season 2),[7] Moe's older brother and Tabitha's love interest
  • Chloë Levine as Jillian (season 2),[7] Elodie's new love interest
  • Austin Crute as Marquise (season 2)[7]
  • Nik Dodani as Chase (season 2)[7]

Guest stars[edit]

  • Larisa Oleynik as Shawn, a fellow kleptomaniac in the SA meetings
  • Emmett Pearson-Brown as Jake Dunford, guidance counselor
  • Michael Cojocaru as Guy with Keg

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On October 15, 2018, Netflix announced that it had given the production a series order. It also announced that Linda Gase would serve as showrunner, writers would include Amy Andelson, Emily Meyer, and Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and that Sara St. Onge would direct the first two episodes of the series.[6][8] On July 29, 2019, the series was renewed for a second and final season.[2]

Casting[edit]

Alongside the initial series order announcement, it was announced that Brianna Hildebrand, Kiana Madeira, Quintessa Swindell, Larry Sullivan, Brandon Butler, Odiseas Georgiadis, Henry Zaga, October Moore, and Larisa Oleynik would star in the series.[8] On October 22, 2019, it was reported that Austin Crute, Nik Dodani, Andrew Jacobs, Chloë Levine were cast in recurring roles for the second season.[7]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
110June 14, 2019 (2019-06-14)
210August 25, 2020 (2020-08-25)

Season 1 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Mirror Faces"Sara St. OngeTeleplay by : Amy Andelson & Emily MeyerJune 14, 2019 (2019-06-14)
22"Paper Tiger"Sara St. OngeLinda GaseJune 14, 2019 (2019-06-14)
33"P*ssy Palace"Clare KilnerJess MeyerJune 14, 2019 (2019-06-14)
44"Happy F**king Birthday"Clare KilnerAmy Andelson & Emily MeyerJune 14, 2019 (2019-06-14)
55"Big Mistake"Sherwin ShilatiMatt ShireJune 14, 2019 (2019-06-14)
66"Rearview Mirror"Sherwin ShilatiStephanie CogginsJune 14, 2019 (2019-06-14)
77"Truth Serum"Hannah MacphersonJess Meyer & Kirsten "Kiwi" SmithJune 14, 2019 (2019-06-14)
88"Monday I'm in Love"Hannah MacphersonAmy Andelson & Emily MeyerJune 14, 2019 (2019-06-14)
99"Night Market"Sara St. OngeLinda GaseJune 14, 2019 (2019-06-14)
1010"The Great Escape"Sara St. OngeAmy Andelson & Emily Meyer & Kirsten "Kiwi" SmithJune 14, 2019 (2019-06-14)

Season 2 (2020)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
111"Supernova"John FortenberryAmy Andelson & Emily Meyer & Kirsten "Kiwi" SmithAugust 25, 2020 (2020-08-25)
122"Last Night of Freedom"John FortenberrySarah GoldfingerAugust 25, 2020 (2020-08-25)
133"Disconnected"Sherwin ShilatiAlex BlaggAugust 25, 2020 (2020-08-25)
144"Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun"Sherwin ShilatiEmily Ryan LernerAugust 25, 2020 (2020-08-25)
155"Works In Progress"Ayoka ChenziraBaindu Saidu & Courtney PerdueAugust 25, 2020 (2020-08-25)
166"Ocean's 11th Grade"Ayoka ChenziraEmma FletcherAugust 25, 2020 (2020-08-25)
177"Same Time Last Year"Megan GriffithsCrystal FerreiroAugust 25, 2020 (2020-08-25)
188"Black Friday"Megan GriffithsEmily Ryan Lerner & Kirsten "Kiwi" SmithAugust 25, 2020 (2020-08-25)
199"Aren't You Gonna Say Something"Sara St. OngeAlex BlaggAugust 25, 2020 (2020-08-25)
2010"We Belong"Sara St. OngeAmy Andelson & Emily MeyerAugust 25, 2020 (2020-08-25)

Release[edit]

On May 30, 2019, the official trailer was released. The first season was released on Netflix on June 14, 2019.[1] On August 13, 2020, the trailer for the second season was released.[9] The second season was released on August 25, 2020.[3]

Reception[edit]

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series has an approval rating of 50% with an average rating of 8/10, based on 8 reviews.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bergado, Gabe (May 30, 2019). "Netflix's "Trinkets" Is a Teen Drama About Shoplifting and Friendship". Teen Vogue. Archived from the original on June 1, 2019. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Thorne, Will (July 29, 2019). "'Trinkets' Renewed for Second and Final Season at Netflix". Variety. Archived from the original on July 29, 2019. Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Mallenbaum, Carly (July 22, 2020). "Netflix in August 2020: 'Legend of Korra,' 'Jurassic Park,' Jamie Foxx's 'Project Power'". USA Today. Archived from the original on July 22, 2020. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  4. ^ a b VanArendonk, Kathryn (June 13, 2019). "In Trinkets, Teen Shoplifters Form an Alliance". vulture.com. Archived from the original on July 19, 2019. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  5. ^ Sullivan, Corinne (June 16, 2019). "Trinkets Is Based on a Novel, So If You've Already Binged the Show, It's Time to Get Reading". POPSUGAR Entertainment. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "NETFLIX ORDERS NEW SERIES TRINKETS BASED ON YOUNG ADULT NOVEL BY KIRSTEN SMITH". Netflix Media Center. October 15, 2018. Archived from the original on June 27, 2019. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e Petski, Denise (October 22, 2019). "'Trinkets': Austin Crute, Nik Dodani, Andrew Jacobs, Chloë Levine Join Second & Final Season Of Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 22, 2019. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  8. ^ a b Petski, Denise (October 23, 2018). "Netflix Orders 'Trinkets' Series Based On YA Novel, Sets Cast Led By Kiana Madeira, Brianna Hildebrand & Quintessa Swindell". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on May 30, 2019. Retrieved May 31, 2019.
  9. ^ Martin, Annie (August 13, 2020). "'Trinkets' stars return for 'one last lift' in Season 2 trailer". UPI. Archived from the original on August 25, 2020. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  10. ^ "Trinkets: Season 1 (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 21, 2019.

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