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Heartstopper is a British teen drama television series based on the webcomic of the same name by Alice Oseman. The second season of the show was released on Netflix on August 5th, and so far, the newest piece of the show has been well-received by critics and audiences alike. What are people saying about ‘Heartstopper’ season 2? Read on below to find out.
What is ‘Heartstopper’?
‘Heartstopper’ is a British teen drama television series based on the webcomic of the same name by Alice Oseman. The show follows the story of two boys, Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring, who fall in love at the all-boys Truham Grammar School in England.
‘Heartstopper’ stars Joe Locke as Charlie and Kit Connor as Nick, as well as William Gao as Charlie’s best friend Tao Xu, Yasmin Finney as their friend who transferred to Higgs Girls School after she came out as transgender, and Corinna Brown and Kizzy Edgell as Tara Jones and Darcy Olsson, a couple at Higgs Girls School who befriends Elle.
How did the first season of ‘Heartstopper’ perform?
It was an easy decision for Netflix to renew ‘Heartstopper’ for a second season, as the first season was one of the most highly-rated series the company has produced. Season 1, which was released in April 2022, scored an impressive 100% with critics on the review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes, something that very few productions accomplish.
What are people saying about ‘Heartstopper’ and its new season?
Virtually every review of ‘Heartstopper’ and the second season has been positive. Many reviewers called it “beautiful” and “heartwarming,” and the show has received praise for its genuine and relatable story. Fans of the original webcomic have been happy with how the production team has kept the story true to its origins.
Like the first season, the second season has also been praised for its acting, and particularly for the work of Joe Locke and Kit Connor in the lead roles.
Critic and viewer ratings
So far, ‘Heartstopper’ season 2 has performed very well in the ratings among critics and casual viewers alike. Critics have praised the show and called it “beautifully acted and scripted,” and on Rotten Tomatoes, critics have scored the new season with an average rating of 96% from 48 reviews so far. Critics on Metacritic have come to the same consensus overall, and have given the show an average rating of 81 out of 100.
As glowing as critics have been about the new season of this beloved show, fans have arguably been even more emphatic. Viewers on Metacritic gave this season an average rating of 8.7 out of 10, and on Rotten Tomatoes the season has been scored with a whopping 98% from over 1000 ratings.
Where can you watch the new season?
‘Heartstopper’ season 2, as well as the first season, are only available for streaming on Netflix. All of the new season was released together, so you don’t have to wait for new episodes to come out every week!