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Heartwarming, Heartbreaking: “Heartstopper” Season 2 Takes Its Characters to New Heights by Bringing Them to Gutwrenchingly Emotional Lows

Our comfort show just got more complex. Here’s everything Heartstopper Season 2 gets so so right about queer adolescence

Nick and Charlie in Paris in Season 2 of Heartstopper

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SPOILER ALERT: BINGE HEARTSTOPPER SEASON 2 BEFORE READING THIS. SEE YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE

So you got what you wanted. And the thing you hoped for, dreamed about — the thing you thought would make everything else in your life perfect, you have that too. So, now what?

This is the question Heartstopper Season 2 poses. Charlie Spring (Joe Locke) ends season one with his dream not-so-straight crush, rugby lad Nick Nelson (Kit Connor), becoming his boyfriend and promising to come out for him. Everything is perfect. And Charlie is determined to be the thing that keeps it perfect.

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Unfortunately, I Finished Watching The Idol

But at what cost?

I mentioned in my last article about The Idol that I felt this sick curiosity as a writer to watch the show. If you didn’t gather from my review of episodes 1-3, I was quickly reminded why sometimes you need to listen to the general public. Sam Levinson and The Weeknd’s Max original is something of a car wreck, and (SPOILER ALERT!) episodes 4 and 5 are much worse, for different reasons.

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All Of My Thoughts While Watching The Idol

I watched The Idol so you don’t have to

As a writer, there are times when you almost feel morally obligated to complete a task that no one else wants to do. In this case, I fed the inexplicable, dark need within the depths of my soul to watch Sam Levinson and Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye’s show on Max, The Idol.

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It’s All About “The Other Two”

Going to miss your favorite narcissistic family when Succession ends? Watch The Other Two

The Other Two is the best show you've never heard of

via HBO Max

I discovered the Max original series The Other Two during Covid - like many of us - when I - like many of us - had nothing to do but watch TV… and had nothing to watch but the strange, niche offerings of my streaming algorithms. It was like a gift.

Finally! Something genuinely funny! But why was no one talking about it?

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Return of the Roys: Succession is Back and Better Than Ever

What can we expect from Season 4 of HBO's Succession?

The Roy Kids in Succession Season 4, Episode 1

via Warner Brithers Press Room

They’re back: our favorite toxic, turbulent family. The Roys returned on March 26 in Succession Season 4, the HBO Max dramedy’s suspense-filled final season.

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Formula 1 Is For The Girls

I started watching Formula 1: Drive To Survive thanks to a short blurb in The New Yorker boasting a “Real Housewives” atmosphere, but with fast cars. As a fan of both sports and drama, I couldn’t find a reason not to give it a chance. Plus, it’s ranked in Netflix’s Top 10 shows and with five seasons already, how bad could it be?

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