R.D. Tomás’s review published on Letterboxd:
I found the original show to be not much else than an extremely over the top melodrama for horny and sad teenagers, with an artistic vision and solid performances carrying the weight of the series.
This standalone episode is better than the entire first season put together.
Thoughtful and profound dialogue, beautiful cinematography (granted, once again), and unquestionably outstanding performances. Zendaya might be the only consistent aspect from the entire runtime of the show, and deserves the praise and hype.
If season 2 were to let go the almost laughable exaggerated mood of the first one, and favors a somewhat more calm and cut back tone such as this, I'll be there watching for sure.