On June 17th the first season of Love, Victor released on Hulu. This show is a spin-off off the movie Love, Simon which is based on the book Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Do you still follow along? Haha. Even though I was supposed to be studying for my exams I figured it would be okay to just watch the first episode and to if it was any good. We all can imagine how that went….
Victor is a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation.
The first season of Love, Victor consists of 10 episodes. Each episode is about 30 minutes, something I wasn’t expecting! It’s nice to be able to consume the show so quickly since it’s only 5 hours in total but I do wish we got longer episodes.
We follow Victor (shocker with that title, I know) as he just moves to Atlanta and starts to attend Creekwood High. Victor struggles with his sexuality and I love the way that was portrayed. The show touches upon important topics and has a great message. There is no one way to be gay (or bi, ace, nb, trans, or anything else for that matter) and only you can be you. I would recommend either reading the book or watching the movie Love, Simon as it heavily inspired Love, Victor. Victor gets into contact with Simon and I think it might be a bit weird and definitely less impactful if you don’t know the backstory.
As soon as he moves into his new building Victor meets Felix, one of my favorite characters! Felix takes Victor under his wing and shows him around Creekwood High. Almost immediately we meet Mia and Lake. I loved Lake and thought Mia was a great character as well. She was so sweet but had a lot more depth than I initially thought. And this is true for all the characters. This show did a great job of giving us well rounded characters and not only for the main one.
Lake, Mia, Felix and Benji (omg cutest one of all) all had their own story going on and weren’t just parts of Victors story. Victors parents also had their own storyline, something I really appreciated. Sophia Bush played a small part in this show and since she is one of my favorite actresses ever this show managed to get even more amazing. There are also a couple of people from the book/movie that show up and my heart just bursted the moment that happened.
Love, Victor made me laugh, made me cry and made me swoon. I flew through the whole season and I will be so disappointed if there isn’t going to be a second season. The ending was amazing but also left me craving so much more. I think this is one of the best shows out there at the moment and hope everyone gets the opportunity to experience it.