Love, Victor Review: 7 Ups & 3 Downs

Hulu's Love, Simon spin-off is another coming-of-age triumph.

Love, Victor

You might recall how a little old film called Love, Simon made history back in 2018 when it became the first major Hollywood studio film to focus on a gay teenage romance. Yeah, well, that little old film made such an impact on audiences that it only went and spawned its very own spin-off TV series.

Originally planned as a Disney+ series, Love, Victor is now a Hulu original and it stars Michael Cimino in the titular role as a teenager struggling with his own sexuality within the halls of the very same school that Simon Spier found himself in during the motion picture. What's more is that Nick Robinson actually reprises his role as Simon (he also serves as a producer) as he narrates of the series after Victor reaches out to him for help.

The decision to create a sequel series initially shocked some because Love, Simon very much seemed like a one-and-done story, but it doesn't take long for Love, Victor to render that point irrelevant, as the show provides us with a different side to the figuring out who you are process - one that is equally as engaging and every bit as important.

Led by a charming performance from Cimino, it's heartfelt, thought-provoking and a welcome addition to the TV landscape, complementing the legacy of the Simonverse with nuanced, three-dimensional characters that are unapologetically real - solidifying itself as one of this year's best new arrivals.

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Please be aware, this post contains SPOILERS for Love, Victor Season 1.


Michael Patterson is an experienced writer with an affinity for all things film and TV. He may or may not have spent his childhood obsessing over WWE.