Paper Girls

10 Worst Episodes of Paper Girls

It's the day after Halloween in 1988 when four young friends accidentally stumble into an intergalactic battle and find themselves inexplicably transported to the year 2019. When they come face-to-face with their adult selves, each girl discovers her own strengths as together they try to find a way back to the past while saving the world of the future.

Written by Sophie and last updated on nov 30, 2022.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Paper Girls - S1E8

#8 - It B Over (Season 1 - Episode 8)

The Old Watch invades Larry’s farm, leaving the Girls with one chance to get home to 1988.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 68 votes.

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#7 - Matinee (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Desperate to find a way home, Tiff leads the girls to her adult self, who accomplished so many of her childhood dreams but she isn’t everything that was expected. Together they work to decode Larry’s ledger as the Old Watch close in.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 75 votes.

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#6 - Some Kind of Burping Trash Hole (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Tiff confronts her adult self about the choices she’s made and KJ tries to help Mac grapple with her future as Larry and Erin call for back-up.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 70 votes.

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#5 - A New Period (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Adult Erin leads a daring mission home to 1988 that takes an unexpected turn, leading the girls to KJ’s house and a big secret about her future.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 82 votes.

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#4 - It Was Never About the Corn (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Larry may have a way for the girls get home to 1988…but it’s going to require a lot of adult Erin…and Mac may not want to go home to her old life after spending time with Dylan.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 93 votes.

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#3 - Blue Tongues Don't Lie (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Mac reunites with the grown-up version of her brother Dylan and is stunned to learn how her family turned out. Tiff, KJ, and the Erins meet a stranger who might be the ticket back to 1988.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 105 votes.

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#2 - Weird Al Is Dead (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Erin convinces her older self to try to help her and the Girls find a way home to 1988…right as they are stalked by Prioress, one of the evil Old Watch soldiers determined to erase them from history.

The episode was rated 7.25 from 131 votes.

Paper Girls - S1E1

#1 - Growing Pains (Season 1 - Episode 1)


While delivering newspapers early one morning in 1988, four girls who have nothing in common are forced to work together to survive when something odd lands in their suburb.

The episode was rated 6.93 from 189 votes.

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