Parents' Guide to

Love, Victor

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Earnest LGBTQ film spin-off series is endearing and lovely.

TV Hulu Comedy 2020
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 14+

The Best TV Show

First, I would like to thank you for creating and releasing this amazing TV show. Thank you to Hulu for having it for 3 seasons. I wish there was more seasons but I know great things must come to an end. Thank you Disney for adding the entire series on Disney+. I got to say this is the only show that I actually “binge” watch non-stop. I have been a fan of the Simonverse since I watched the first movie: Love, Simon. This is the best TV show I have ever seen and I have seen 100s. Great story, great music, great characters, great actors, great attention to detail, and overall great production. Great ending of series with each character having a good stance in their storyline. With the final season script, my name even got to be included, which I was hoping would come true. This right here is just one of the many ways I feel connected to this series. Everyone involved in Love, Victor has shown how amazing they get their job done. I will be enjoying Love, Victor and other Simonverse projects for the rest of my life. I hope everyone gets a chance to witness the powerful impact this TV show and franchise has to offer.

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age 5+

Mom of an 11 yr old, Kid friendly and a good show

This show is amazing my 11 year old son watches it with me and it’s kid friendly and funi reccomend for a mother whos kids are about 11 or so

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Is It Any Good?

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Deeply loved by lots of cinemagoers, Love, Simon has nonetheless been criticized for its privileged, white point of view, which this sweet spin-off series seems determined to subvert from the very first scenes. As the camera pans over boxes filled with trophies, a drawing of the state of Texas, and a Puerto Rican flag, we understand that Victor comes from a different background than Simon's polished upper-middle-class origins; the subsequent scene of Victor's mom trying to find the right place for the family's crucifix points out a few more wrinkles in Victor's story. Victor is different from Simon, whom he (improbably) knows all about, to the extent that he begins the show by shooting a DM to his predecessor: "Dear Simon: Screw you."

Of course, viewers will note that Victor, like Simon, is also a handsome guy who can easily pass for straight, who has a loving (if more fraught) relationship with his parents, and who quickly develops a cadre of supportive friends. Gritty TV this is not. But Love, Victor does amp up the interesting complications a bit by having Victor develop a halting relationship with a girl that seems to be less about Victor hiding his sexuality and more about exploring fluidity and introducing LGBTQ characters who vary a bit on the heteronormative scale yet are still whole, realistic people with nuance and agency. As a teen series in an era when LGBTQ representation is blooming, Love, Victor isn't as groundbreaking as it might have been at another time. But it's charming and easy to love, just like Victor himself.

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