Heartstopper is a British Netflix coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama series based on Alice Oseman’s webcomic and graphic novel of the same name.
The series, written by Oseman herself, focuses on Charlie Spring (Joe Locke), a gay schoolboy who falls in love with his classmate Nick Nelson (Kit Connor), who he sits next to in his new form.
It also looks at Tao’s (William Gao), Elle’s (Yasmin Finney), Tara’s (Corinna Brown), and Darcy’s (Corinna Brown) lives (Kizzy Edgell).
Heartstopper Ending Explained (In Detail)
Season one of Netflix’s Heartstopper concluded with a frantic Truham-Higgs Sports Day that left many questions unanswered. Heartstopper is based on Alice Boseman’s webcomic, for which she also serves as the writer.
It follows Truham Grammar School students Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson as they navigate their feelings, friendship, and sexuality.
The show has been a boon for LGBTQ+ youth and has received widespread acclaim for its representation. The coming-of-age drama has already been renewed for two more seasons by Netflix.
Heartstopper follows Charlie and Nick’s relationship as the two friends begin to develop feelings for each other. Charlie begins to neglect his friend Tao Xu as he spends more and more time with Nick (William Gao).
Charlie is hesitant to confide in the overprotective Tao, who believes Nick is taking advantage of Charlie while Nick is actually figuring out his sexuality.
Charlie also struggles with his feelings about keeping his relationship with Nick a secret and decides to end it all because Charlie believes their situation is similar to his unhealthy, secret relationship with Ben Hope, even though it is not.
The Episode Review
Does anyone else have a smile on their face for the last 10 minutes of this episode? What a wonderful way to end this sweet romantic story.
It’s a testament to the power of writing that these two can sustain these 8 episodes and keep things incredibly watchable without resorting to all the usual teen cliches.
There’s already a saturated market full of dramas like that, promoting a cocktail of drugs, sex, and crazy love triangles. It’s refreshing to see a show like Heartstopper not do that.
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very few people asked, but this is my favourite moment in the Heartstopper show. the look between them – this is the moment Nick realises that he is safe with Charlie. and allows himself to be truly vulnerable in front of him. pic.twitter.com/nchfBlk39Y
— Alice Oseman Updates (@AliceOseman) April 26, 2022
Sure, there are still parties and bullies, but this one has a much more consistent feel to it, similar to some Thai dramas involving same-sex couples.
The story is well-crafted across the eight episodes, and the ending certainly leaves room for a follow-up season or two. If this one is canceled, there’s a suitable resolution based on how it ends, but I don’t know about you, but I’d like to see more of these two characters together.
Finally, Heartstopper wraps up its season with a fantastic finale that wraps up all of its characters in a satisfying way.