In 1996, a team of New Jersey high school girls are traveling to Seattle for a soccer tournament. While flying over Canada, their plane crashes deep in the wilderness and the team members are left alone for nineteen months. The series chronicles their attempts to survive in the forest while also tracking the present-day lives of some of the survivors, a group of women willing to do anything to keep secret the true events of their time in the woods.
Yellowjackets wears its influences on its sleeve but adds so many idiosyncratic side tangents, hints at the supernatural, and intimations of what’s really happening that the show becomes its own thing. You have to really pay attention to to see all the clues of events to come.
Get two episodes in and you won’t be able to stop watching all ten, and by the end, you’ll be chomping at the bit (or the human bone) for season two.