First Kill

  • 25 Jun - 01 Jul, 2022
  • Mag The Weekly

Don’t we all love stories of forbidden teen love? People from rival factions coming together for the ultimate romantic story? It seems to be something that’s especially prevalent in shows that involve teens and the supernatural. Netflix’s new teen drama has a story that’s very familiar, but told in a modern, 2020s way. Juliette Fairmont (Sarah Hook) has been having those vivid dreams, along with night terrors and migraines, which she treats by taking blood-red capsules. She calls herself “popular by association” because she hangs out with childhood buddy ben Wheeler (Jonas Dylan Allen); they dated each other before they both realised that they were not into each other. But now Juliette has her eyes on a new girl, and she gets extremely nervous around her. Calliope Burns (Imani Lewis) seems to be equally taken with Juliette. Juliette is a vampire and she needs to commit her “first kill” or the wild instinct to kill will just get worse, as her mother and older sister explain. So, when Juliette and Cal get a chance at a party, she goes for it. Cal is a vampire hunter, part of a family of top monster hunters. She is also looking for her first kill, and she’s disappointed when she has to go on a demon hunt with her brothers and just act as a lookout. So, when Cal encounters Juliette and sees the pills, she knows she has one of those monsters hiding in plain sight. She goes for it, as well.

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