If you’re browsing Netflix trying to find a new series to enjoy, chances are you’ll stumble across the new original limited series from streamer From Scratch.
Inspired by the memoir From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home, the new romantic drama tells the love story of Amy and Lino, an American art student and a Sicilian chef who meet and fall in love after a chance encounter.
Watching the series trailer to get an idea of what to expect, you might be wondering what exactly you might expect when you start watching the series – and it’s understandable. While it’s clear the series is a romantic drama following the couple’s whirlwind romance, the trailer also hints at the heartbreak to come for the couple when it’s teased that Lino is dealing with some sort of fear of death. health.
The hint of heartbreak in the trailer raises an understandable question about what to expect from the series, particularly if you should be prepared to have tissues handy while watching.
Warning: Spoilers ahead for From Scratch season 1.
Does From Scratch have a sad ending?
If you’re sitting down, getting ready to watch From Scratch, you might want to have a box of tissues handy because the series is a beautiful love story full of lighthearted moments but also heartbreak that will tear your heart apart. heart in a few moments through his beautiful acting and writing.
As the episode’s trailer indicates, Lino faces unimaginable health issues in the form of a rare soft tissue cancer called leiomyosarcoma, which unexpectedly threatens the couple’s future. Following his diagnosis, Lino undergoes treatment and eventually removes the tumor before joining a clinical trial to treat the condition.
Luckily the clinical trial works and Lino and Amy can start their family and it seems the worst days of their lives are behind them. That’s why it felt like such a punch when Lino’s cancer reappeared years later and their fight started all over again.
Unfortunately, however, Lino is unable to outwit the odds a second time as the cancer spreads to his lungs and his health quickly begins to decline. At some point, the doctors and Lino realize they can’t do anything more for him is when Lino returns home to spend his final days surrounded by his family before passing away peacefully.
Will From Scratch make you cry?
If you’re looking for a show that will make you cry and hit you with the thrills, From Scratch will definitely do the trick.
It’s truly amazing how the creative team builds the characters in such a short time and pulls you into their lives. You invest yourself in Lino and Amy’s love affair, which is why when Lino’s health declines and the couple goes through their darkest hours, you can’t help but share in the heartache and grief that the couple endures.
Zoe Saldaña and Eugenio Mastrandrea deliver a pair of flawless performances as Amy and Lino, drawing you into the lives and love stories of their characters. Your heart will break as the pair navigate the unimaginable challenges life throws at them, and their final scene together before Lino’s death was one of the most beautifully acted moments of the entire series.
As someone who doesn’t cry easily while watching shows or movies, I couldn’t believe how emotionally From Scratch would hit me. I cried tears of joy and many more tears of sorrow, but that’s the beauty of a show like this: to make the audience feel these powerful emotions through the even more powerful story told through the series of eight episodes.
So yeah you’re probably going to cry a few times watching From Scratch but I can promise you it’s worth it because this series is one that will stay with you long after you’ve watched the final episode because it’s more than a simple story about loss. It’s a story about chasing your dreams, the power of friendship and family, and the beauty of true love.
From Scratch is now streaming on Netflix.