A spin-off of the Love, Simon movie, Love, Victor begins with the titular letter-writer (Michael Cimino) and his family moving abruptly from their original home in Texas to Atlanta. While Victor initially looks forward to getting a fresh start at a new school, things quickly become messy, especially since Victor’s not just grappling with a new school, but a new awareness that his identity might not include him being 100 percent straight. So, when he hears about the Creekwood High legend of Simon (Nick Robinson, present in the show largely via voiceover), who came out and fell in love with a big romantic gesture in front of the entire school, Victor has a lot of complicated feelings — and chooses to express them in the form of his own messages.
Where to Watch: Hulu
Creators: Isaac Aptaker, Elizabeth Berger
Cast: Michael Cimino, George Sear, Rachel Hilson
Review: Love, Victor pays homage to all its predecessors, sharing much in common with teen dramas of yesteryear with unrequited romances, love triangles, quirky best friends, parental drama, winter carnivals with Ferris wheels, and momentous school dances.
Although groundbreaking in and of itself in many way, Victor’s story is most special because of how normally the show treats it and its charismatic and adorable title character. There’s just so much here to love.
Verdict: Worth the Popcorn