Sydney is a teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken deep within her.
Lillis, who has built a career on playing younger versions of A-list redheads, proves that she's on track to have that sort of career herself, delivering vulnerability, wit and occasionally real sweetness in the lead role.
What makes the show as watchable as it is for most of its compact first season is the sheer magnetism and comic verve of Sophia Lillis, and the chemistry she has with her friend and fellow It alum Wyatt Oleff.
There's a version... where the series was 12 episodes long rather than eight... Instead, we have... this. And while I absolutely am okay with this, it's only okay - and I'm very regretful that we didn't get the brilliant show it could have been.
I Am Not Okay With This ventures into the realms of sci-fi and horror but is at its best when it portrays teenage social anxiety and heartaches regardless of its rather forgettable supernatural elements.
At first, compared to its rival shows, I Am Not Okay With This feels a bit ... low stakes... But it soon becomes clear that Syd's new supernatural powers might be fuelled not by grief but by the raging horn for her best friend, Dina.