Saturday, September 18, 2021

Review: ‘Love, Victor’ Returns With Bold and Fearless Growth in Season 2

Love, Victor returns with its second season in just one week, and you’ll want to make sure you have a box of tissues at the ready.

This review is spoiler free.

As second seasons tend to do, the show wastes no time delving deeper into subject matter touched upon in the first season. Three topics stand at the front of the season: Victor navigating coming out, exploring his relationship with Benji, and Isabel and Armando’s separation. For much of the season each of the three are given the care and attention they deserve. Viewers have the chance to watch Victor navigate the often-tricky terrain of coming out. It’s not painted as something that’s solely positive or even solely negative. Rather, Victor experiences a blend of highs and lows many will be able to relate to. Both Benji and Victor’s and Isabel and Armando’s relationships, while different in nature, pose several similarities. This season offers complex relationships for both pairs, as they learn how to be or not be with each other.

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The character development as a whole also improves this season. The show brings viewers into the lives of each main character, providing more insight not wholly available in season 1. Lake and Andrew especially flourish in their growth, expanding on what viewers saw at the end of season 1. Gaining more insight into Felix and Mia’s lives only add to what viewers already knew about them, not only keeping them compelling, but also allowing a deeper connection between them and viewers. Another character who has displayed tremendous growth since season 1 is Armando. While I don’t want to give too much away, almost every scene with him left me feeling so relieved and excited to see what would happen next.

Season 2 keeps all the charm that kept viewers watching in season 1, and it shows no sign of letting up. The one-liners are still top notch, as is the easy-going humor overall, expertly balancing with the heavier emotions present. The writers allow for general growth throughout the season as every character learns more about themselves. They tackle more mature content without compromising the tone of the series. Viewers will quickly grow fond of the new characters introduced, wanting to know everything about them. And as for that ending, well … let’s just say you’ll literally be shouting for more.

Love, Victor season 2 premieres on Hulu on June 11. Make sure to check back for our daily recaps! Find the rest of our coverage, including season 1 recaps, here.

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Julia
Julia is a writer/editor/content assistant for Nerds. She joined the team in 2019 but has always enjoyed talking about her favorite fandoms. When she isn't writing or working, you can find her reading, watching her favorite shows and movies, and building her repertoire of Dad jokes.

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