Heartstopper: Season 1

Heartstopper: Season 1

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Charlie, a highly strung and openly gay teen, and Nick, a cheerful soft-hearted rugby player, form a friendship at a British all-boys grammar school—a friendship that could be something more—in this adaptation of Alice Oseman's bestselling graphic novel series.

2022Rating: TV-14UKSee-Saw Films
DramaRomance

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Meet

Stuck in a secret relationship, shy Charlie starts to crush... More on Nick, the school's popular rugby star, and joins the team against his friends' advice.

EPISODE 1.2

Crush

Elle struggles to settle into her new school as Charlie... More and Tao are convinced Nick is straight. Nick starts to question his unfamiliar feelings.

EPISODE 1.3

Kiss

Sparks fly at a birthday party where Nick's friend Tara... More confides in him. Inspired, Nick shares his feelings with Charlie — and they grow even closer.

EPISODE 1.4

Secret

Charlie and Nick agree to keep their relationship a secret... More at school while Nick figures things out. Nick's friend Imogen asks him out on a date.

EPISODE 1.5

Friend

Nick decides whether he should skip his date with Imogen... More for Charlie's birthday. Tao vows to protect Charlie from Nick and his rude rugby friends.

EPISODE 1.6

Girls

Tara makes her relationship official on social media, but she... More isn't ready for the side effects. The friends try to play matchmaker with Elle and Tao.

EPISODE 1.7

Bully

After both Nick and Tao get into fights with Harry,... More Charlie worries that he's making Nick's life too difficult and straining his friendship with Tao.

EPISODE 1.8

Boyfriend

As the boys and girls schools meet for a Sports... More Day, Charlie's on the brink of breaking it all off with Nick while Elle and Tao share a special moment.

Heartstopper: Season 1 | Reviews

What should be de rigueur is moving to see treated so casually here. If Heartstopper gives even one teenager the tools for exploring their sexual identity, then it’s worth celebrating.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

This must-watch British coming-of-age series lives up to its title as well as its graphic-novel source material.

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Paste

Paste

Oseman’s deftly written script has a certain lightness about it that doesn’t sacrifice watchability, an achievement in itself.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A coming-of-age story notable above all for its sweetness... Heartstopper’s dulcet tone is addictive.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Sweet, heartwarming... like a hug in TV form.

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Decider

Decider

Heartstopper tells a gentle story about teens falling for each other in a way that makes even the issues they’ll face in their friendship and relationship just part of growing up. And that’s quite a refreshing way to approach that kind of story.

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Heartstopper: Season 1 | Release Details

Heartstopper: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.