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‘Heartstopper’ Won’t Stop

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Netflix’s own current organizational woes aside, they just got something right. “Heartstopper,” the sweet British comedy-drama series, has everybody hooked. The coming-of-age story based on Alice Oseman’s graphic novel about two queer teenage boys (newcomers Kit Connor and Joe Locke), their unexpected romance, and the relationships among their larger group of queer teen classmates, is a breakout hit for the streaming service (54 countries counted it among Netflix’s Top 10). In no small way due to a wave of social media word-of-mouth praise, it’s been picked up for two more seasons, much to the delight of its enthusiastic fans. Oseman will return as writer for the next seasons, which will see the characters navigate more teenage trials and errors as they all move forward into healthy, happy adulthood. Don’t laugh, this show is kind of the anti – “Euphoria,” and more power to its comfort-watch qualities. Here’s to being adorable!

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