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Watch HEARTSTOPPER: Pass or Yas?

 

Watch HEARTSTOPPER: Pass or Yas?

High-strung meets soft-hearted.

From friendship to love.

Love versus doubt.

Boy meets boy.

Last March 16, Netflix officially announced that the famed webcomic and graphic novel, Heartstopper is coming exclusively on Netflix. With the release of the official posters and video teaser, it is confirmed that the series streams this Friday, April 22.

Netflix Heartstopper – Official Teaser

After what seemed to be a long wait, Heartstopper by Alice Oseman is finally a series. It all started as a webcomic recognized first on Tumblr, it made its way to Line App’s Webtoon NAVER. Great choice, to be honest, for it established a huge audience that kickstarted its journey into print.

Now for the million-dollar question: Would you watch Heartstopper, is it a Pass or a Yas?

Heartstopper was first published on Webtoon last August 2019. The whole graphic novel follows the story of our two protagonists; the always-anxious Charlie and the big boy softie, Nick. As cliche as this sounds, do you guys think they will fall in love?

It talks about the complexities of teenage love blended with the survival of the fittest known as school. If you are fans of the friends-to-lovers trope or the coming of age teenage love story, this one is for you.

I am a self-proclaimed movie and series enthusiast. When I first heard about the adaptation last month, I was quite skeptical about it. Most often than not, let’s be honest, books to movie adaptations aren’t as accurate as we hoped they’d be. We’d give it a chance, but end up disappointed in the end. But I have high hopes for this one.

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Now, I don’t know about you, but if the teaser convinced me to watch this, then the trailer definitely solidified my choice. As someone who has read the webcomic, I can say I was one of those who were waiting for this. Mostly because I am a sucker for queer romance, but the other part of me is critical about how this is going to turn out. At least for me, I think this one holds promise.

Definitely a YAS!

Heartstopper features Joe Locke as our high-strung Charlie Spring and our resident softie rugby player, Nick Nelson played by Kit Connor. Joined by other cast members like my fave girls, Tara and Toni played by Corinna Brown and Jenny Walser.

The real challenge though is not the fact that this series is LGBTQIA+ themed, but the attribute that the plot is a little bit cliché. That in itself isn’t exactly a bad thing, but the representations in the story may be viewed as just like the other ones that came before it. It would be a matter of how this is your-usual-story-but-actually-is-not kind of thing.

So I say this is a definite YAS for me. I can’t wait to see what happens (hopefully, they gave this one justice). What about you guys? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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