Love stories are everywhere, and are still cropping up every now and again. While this isn’t a bad thing, it seems that Netflix’s forthcoming show seems to show love in a wonderful and unexpected way. 

Heartstopper is set to debut on Netflix next month (April, 2022), and appears to showcase the magic of love, no matter who shares this amazing feeling. 

When Charlie (Joe Locke), a gentle, kind and shy boy, crosses paths with rugby-loving Nick (Kit Connor), they both quickly realise that their somewhat unlikely friendship is beginning to turn into a very unexpected romance. 

Growing up has its ups and downs / Picture Credit: Netflix
Growing up has its ups and downs / Picture Credit: Netflix

While figuring out what their relationship means, and what it could be, Charlie and Nick, along with their close-knit group of friends, must navigate their tough teenage lives. 

They will also face a journey of self-discovery, acceptance, love, confusion; but through all of this, they always have each other’s backs. 

Each episode of Heartstopper will be 30 minutes long, and the series will span eight episodes. 

The trailer for this series shows the wonders of growing up, meeting new people, and running into that someone special... 

Love can be anywhere / Picture Credit: Netflix
Love can be anywhere / Picture Credit: Netflix

The LGBTQ+ community is becoming louder and louder within both cinema and TV, which is brilliant! Heartstopper is set to be a beautiful love story that focuses on gay characters, which is amazing. 

In addition to Locke and Connor, the show also includes Yasmin Finney, William Gao, Corinna Brown, Kizzy Edgell, Cormac Hyde-Corrin, Sebastian Croft, Tobie Donovan, Rhea Norwood. 

Heartstopper lands on Netflix on April 22nd, 2022. 

Heartstopper seems like a genuinely lovely show, filled with laughter, joy, and the art of discovering who you really are. 

While I myself am straight, I absolutely adore seeing more and more LGBTQ+ characters and stories enter mainstream media; Sex Education did this very well, so I’m excited to see how Heartstopper highlights a gay relationship. 

I also love a coming of age story, as many of them are really relatable and very relevant, and this show seems to encapsulate just that.

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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