Heartstopper

This was incredibly touching to read, I’m so sorry you had to go through that but the fact the show is having such a profound impact is fantastic.
This is so sad yet wonderful and I'm especially impressed how you were able to take something positive out of it all!

Thank you both, and everyone for the 'likes.' It's clear from this wonderful thread that this lil show is evocative for so many of us in so many ways, which is credit to everyone involved in creating it, and while this wasn't available to me in my teens, I feel blessed to be living in a time when it does exist.

I sort of understand comparison's to the likes of Euphoria and Love, Simon & Love, Victor but to my mind the similarities are quite limited. Heartstopper is in a field of it's own as exceptional and quietly revolutionary telly. As I said previously, the closest I've seen to this was Beautiful Thing back in the 90's which remains one of my all time favourite films, but wasn't impactful in the way Heartstopper is, personally or socially.

I can relate to the melacholia some have noted in regards what could have been, but I'm also mindful of the way that our world can turn on a sixpence, and have to hope that 30 years from now we've continued to evolve positively. So many signs of the world we live in right now are that Heartstopper may be looked at in decades to come as part of the peak of a time of so-called 'tolerance' (not a fan of the word) or celebrating diversity, so it's re-energized and re-focused my attention to the fight for freedom, empowerment and celebrating difference - a fight that is as important now as its ever been. I didn't choose the responsibility of representing, but represent I will, in everything that I do.
 
Don't think the media embed thing works for podcasts... this one discusses how important Heartstopper is.

Pride & Progress
https://open.spotify.com/episode/5nFxyACISZsJwOVQJs8L8Q?si=94d601e7fa664230

The last 5 minutes... the one guy says something like 'it was hopeful and hurtful - most queer people waste their 20s holding hope for a better past' which kinda goes with some of the feeling in this thread.
 
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Don't think the media embed thing works for podcasts... this one discusses how important Heartstopper is.

Pride & Progress
https://open.spotify.com/episode/5nFxyACISZsJwOVQJs8L8Q?si=94d601e7fa664230

The last 5 minutes... the one guy says something like 'it was hopeful and hurtful - most queer people waste their 20s holding hope for a better past' which kinda goes with some of the feeling in this thread.

Just listening to this podcast and how they talk about the show gets me emotional

Someone mentioned about the soaps being our only Heartstopper moments when younger. I still to this day believe my parents manufactured an argument when I was 14 so they could stop me watching Coronation Street the week Todd Grimshaws character had a gay kiss on Canal Street. Because as I mentioned a couple of pages back I was a shy hermit as a teen just watching soaps etc hating myself with parents with old fashioned views and they couldn’t punish me by stopping me going out and I’m sure that week they created an argument so I couldn’t be exposed to coronation street episodes. I can’t be 100% sure without a time machine but little things like this my parents would do and I could properly think of more examples if I think hard enough. They seem like minor things at the time but when I think back these things get me so angry especially when you see such a positive uplifting safe space/world a show like Heartstopper portrays.

I try to tell myself to stop holding onto so much bitterness about something as little as my parents stopping me from watching one of favourite shows at the time for a week. Maybe can get over it now I wrote it down here
 
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but NOT the United States.

Seriously?

#1 in the Czech Republic. Stan.

Yeh, I did notice that. I wonder why it isn't connecting over there. The accents, some of the terminology?
I haven't looked into it, but I'm curious how Young Royals did over there... and stuff like Elite/Sex Education.
 
It really can't be overstated how much this show would have meant to me had it been released when I was in high school (2002-2006). We had... Queer as Folk, Brokeback Mountain and Queer Eye. I saw myself in practically none of it. Nick and Charlie feel so much truer to a lot of our own experiences, and I think the reception the show has received highlights that.
Yeh, I did notice that. I wonder why it isn't connecting over there. The accents, some of the terminology?
I haven't looked into it, but I'm curious how Young Royals did over there... and stuff like Elite/Sex Education.
It's funny you say this because I remember thinking these were some of the most easily understood UK accents I've heard in a while!
 
It's funny you say this because I remember thinking these were some of the most easily understood UK accents I've heard in a while!

Not British, but now I'm wondering how something like Derry Girls goes down over there. I know people here in the UK who struggle to understand, especially Claire.
 
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