Heartstopper: Season 1 TV review - Aussieboyreviews
IS HEARTSTOPPER A PLEASING LGBT SERIES FOR YOUNG TEENS?
Heartstopper is a nice lgbt romance-drama about gay, bisexual and transgender teens good for teens. This book-adapted series may be simple and predictable, but it’s pretty enjoyable and touching.
After teenagers Nick and Charlie become close friends, they discover their relationship might be more than a friendship as they deal with school and love.
Creator: Euros Lyn
Cast: Joe Locke, Kit Connor, Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Corinna Brown, Cormac Hyde-Corrin, Olivia Colman
Release Date (Australia): 22 April 2022
Episodes: Meet / Crush / Kiss / Secret / Friend / Girls / Bully / Boyfriend
Genre: Drama, Romance
CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)
The series includes themes of bullying and homophobia.
There are fight scenes between teenagers that involve punching and scuffling.
The series includes occasional use of words such as “ass”, “crap”, “piss” and “d**k”.
The series includes very mild sexual references.
Aussie boy's thoughts
Heartstopper uses a very simple basis for the focus on the LGBT teens and dating, which results in it being quite predictable and usual, but it’s a nice watch and enjoyable. It’s just the simple episode titles that tell you it takes one step at a time and follows a realistic set of typical teenagers figuring out their sexuality. The characters are likeable, the performances are worthy and the animated leaves have a nice impact, but the fact that it’s nothing special is its only real defect, other than the bullying being a little overenthusiastic. Overall, it’s a nice LGBT romance-drama for young teens.
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