I hated both of their new interests. The new blonde girl and Mitchell were both out of nowhere, too perfect, no bad sides to them.
I didn't like Edith's cinnamon roll character development either, in the first season she was very flawed. She was a smoker, a drinker who'd cry alone but still feel like she's better than other people. A bit unhinged, not over her unrequited love. She had dreams almost impossible to achieve and a dysfunctional relationship with Philip. She was interesting. Of course some of that was gonna be resolved but everything went away without much conflict or hardship and she became a totally different person. New Edith is sweet, cute, effortlessly beautiful and a model, (even though she was always a smoker who ate like shit and is never shown exercising), social with many friends who love her, wouldn't hurt a fly, accomplished writer with a movie coming out and every model-level boy she liked fell for her. She became Persephone basically. But even Persephone is more flawed than Edith was in the last season.
I wish she still was a bit mean, unhinged or depressed or whatever, this wish fulfilment slice-of-life fluff romance it ended in is so boring. I hoped for a bit more bittersweet dramatic shit and no her breaking up with Philip but getting another absolutely devoted model guy as her bf isn't bitter or sad. She's been apart from Philip for a whole season, who cared about it at that point.
I loved the first season and I'm sad about how it progressed. But I feel like it's good it had ended already or it would devolve even more.