Heartstopper on Netflix

On April 22, the latest series Heartstopper will be available to stream on Netflix. 

Heartstopper originated as a webcomic on the platform Webtoon, then was published on paper. Alice Oseman began writing/illustrating chapters in August 2019, and quickly gained recognition from fans everywhere. The series features two boys–Charlie (Joe Locke) and Nick (Kit Connor). Charlie and Nick attend an all-boys school in England, where they meet. 

Charlie is openly gay, and has dealt with bullying because of it. Nick is a self-proclaimed “rugby lad”. Some of his friends are hesitant to accept Charlie, but eventually cave when he shows his athletic talent.

This series is phenomenal in a multitude of ways. Oseman develops her characters beautifully, giving them realistic flaws and lovable personalities. Not only that, but there is a wide array of representation for everyone to enjoy. There are characters of many different races, gender identities, and sexual orientations. The series is inclusive, and doesn’t partake in any harmful stereotypes.  

Charlie and Nick have a heartwarming relationship, along with engaging personal storylines. Their friend group is diverse, but fits together perfectly. Side characters are equally as interesting as the leads, getting readers invested in the stories of everyone involved. Anyone who enjoys a love story, or a touching found-family trope, will love Heartstopper.