It is a series of drama and comedy that embodies the life of Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School. Victor follows his own journey of self-discovery, and faces challenges at home while struggling with his permanent sexual orientation in a different setting as he communicates with Simon to help him navigate this journey.
There are much better TV seasons involving gay teens figuring out when, how, and why to speak their truth to the people they love, but this one's heart is largely in the right place, and sometimes, sincerity's enough.
Although groundbreaking in and of itself in many way, Victor's story is most special because of how normally the show treats it and its charismatic and adorable title character. There's just so much here to love.
All told, Love, Victor ambles along, deliberately bland and pleasantly toothless. Having seen the whole season, it's completely appropriate for its young adult audience and therefore downright ridiculous that Disney Plus punted Love, Victor to Hulu.
When Love, Victor works, it really works -- and when it doesn't, that still feels quietly groundbreaking in its own way, by making an LGBTQ+ love story so accessible and normal on a family-friendly TV show.