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I can see where the Heartstopper comparisons come from.
It's very 'happy-sad' and heartwarming and lovely... and has a kickass soundtrack.

Danny's story is very well done - held a mirror to how I am with my own mental health and how I'm not the best at sharing my problems when I probably should.
 
I blasted through this in a few days and it was brilliant. So funny and so heartfelt at the same time, a really beautiful show to experience. It felt very real for me being the gay kid at the local uni (and actually about 10 mins away from Watford).

Also, so glad my gal Konnie Huq got her shout out. Queen.
 
I just finished this. I didn't cry at the last episode that much
apart from scenes with Danny's gran which were upsetting
. I don't feel a second series is needed. That's not to say I didn't enjoy it, I did. But I feel like that was his story that he wanted to tell, and he told it well. I am slightly in love with Jon Pointing who plays Danny though (as I was from the vampire advert he was in a few years back). He is far from the usual balding, 50+ daddy I go for. But he just has that something.
 
I just finished this. I didn't cry at the last episode that much
apart from scenes with Danny's gran which were upsetting
. I don't feel a second series is needed. That's not to say I didn't enjoy it, I did. But I feel like that was his story that he wanted to tell, and he told it well. I am slightly in love with Jon Pointing who plays Danny though (as I was from the vampire advert he was in a few years back). He is far from the usual balding, 50+ daddy I go for. But he just has that something.
My mum suffers from dementia. I can’t begin to tell you how much they managed to show about the condition with so little. It’s just one of the many many reasons why this series is so special - crafting concise, lived-in moments that are as moving as they are economical.
 
I saw a clip a week or so ago and ended up binging the whole series in one evening.

It was so good. I hate British TV formatting though, why only give us 6x22 mins.
 
I dunno, if something is good over that length of time, its worth the time investment. But yeah, this storyline wouldn't have worked over that length.

We Brits seem stuck in the old TV model from the 70s/80s where everything had 6 week runs.

I remember being shocked at Broadchurch being 8 eps! It seems like more US series are becoming shorter though. I’d rather have quality over quantity.
 
I was so glad Danny's story wasn't going where I thought it was when he was writing his letter on the beach.

Also when Jack came out to his mum and she got up and walked away my heart sank, only for her to reappear with the big pink box of dreams which got me tearful. It was such a heartwarming scene that Jack's dad always knew he was gay.

I've never known a show which can be so funny one moment and so desperately sad the next. Hope we get more but if it's just it's own self contained story it's been wonderful.
 
I bloody loved this. It was so warm and gentle, but truly realistic too. I didn’t expect the Danny story in the slightest, and the voice over made me really worried about his future, but thankfully it worked out ok. I welled up so many times and laughed out loud twice as often.

It was just bloody brilliant from start to finish.
 
OK so double post almost exactly 24 hrs later but I've just finished it and it's the best season of TV I've watched since I May Destroy You.

I think it's hitting particularly hard because of nostalgia and the fact that in my uni days I was dealing with the exact same stuff as Jack but also had a few friends who were really struggling. I always felt that maybe I wasn't able to be there enough for them and this show has opened my eyes to why that may have been. Partly the general selfishness of youth, partly my own mental health and partly because sometimes you honestly just don't know what to do for someone other than be there for them. Thankfully things are cool for us all now but it's really helped me process what has been a long standing feeling of unease. It's nice to see realistic depictions of mental health struggles and what Jack has said in interviews I've read about access to mental health services largely being based on social class is absolutely correct and worth saying.

Also I spent a good hour on YouTube afterwards watching X Factor 2010 clips so there's that.
 
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