Fans see the their favorite characters for the last time in the final Season of “On My Block”

The hit Netflix show follows teens as they grapple with poverty, gang violence and growing up

Tra'Sean Nichols, Arts & Culture Writer

“On My block,” trending again on Netflix for its fourth and final season, and has fans rushing to catch up on characters we haven’t seen in over a year.

This intense show follows the four main characters, Monse, Cesar, Ruby and Jamal, as they continue navigating through a notorious unsolved treasure hunt and being teenagers. Being in a low-income neighborhood in the middle of gang territory, the group faces challenges that are not only dangerous but life threatening. 

Season four picks up two years after the end of the third season. The tension between the friends is very high to the point where they don’t talk to each other at all. The reason for the tight tension is slowly revealed through a series of flashbacks giving further details of what happened within the two years. The past of the characters begins to catch up with them as the crimes they committed within the previous seasons start to surface again.  The fourth season revolves around revealing the tension between the friends and dealing with the aftermath from season three.

The season also picks up in the same hostile environment that we left off in season three. This allows the creators to explore many social issues that we see in the world today like gang violence, drugs, and poverty. Since the story lines follow the kids, we get to see a new perspective of how the issues affect them. We are able to see how they are affected not only physically but emotionally as well. The kids endure a lot emotionally and it also changes their relationships with each other and the people around them. These social issues are given a new aspect throughout the show through the kids.

The final season contains 10 episodes, each roughly about 30 minutes. The show is rated TV-14 as it contains dialogue and scenes that are not appropriate for younger viewers. Currently Rotten Tomatoes states the rating for critics stands at 86%. The audience rating for it is 43%.  From the ratings it shows that critics thought the overall season was good. Critic Cristina Escobar from Rotten Tomatoes said of the new season, “The show gave our protagonists a proper send-off, balancing hope for their futures’ with a real acknowledgment of their problems.” Despite the critics rating the audience ratings shows that they were unsatisfied.  I don’t think that the show deserved this low rating as the final season was suspenseful and entertaining. 

I prefer watching shows with seasons that are perfect for binge watching and season four is perfect for it. It answers many questions that fans have been asking and has many plot twists and cliffhangers that will have you running to hit the “next episode” button. The show wraps up its final season with an ending that resolves the past four years perfectly.