Love, Victor was one of the best new shows of last year, and it’s eagerly-anticipated sophomore season didn’t disappoint. All 10 episodes are now available to stream on Hulu. The first episode picks up right where we left off at the end of season one, with Victor (Michael Cimino) coming out as a gay to his family. While the reactions are mixed, Victor seems at peace with who he is for the first time since we were introduced to him.
This season has a more mature tone than the first, and it is absolutely better for it. The show goes on to cover such heavy topics as teen sex, mental illness, miscarriage, codependency, and divorce. The stories are a lot more personal, with multiple emotional storylines, sometimes intertwining all at once. This makes for a quick binge, as the end of each episode, including the season finale, will leave you wanting more.
We meet a few new characters, with varying degrees of success, but the world of Creekweek High definitely gets a little bigger this time around. The returning cast members are as charismatic as ever, stealing scenes left and right over the course of the season. Each character experiences some sort of development, possibly none more so than Victor, who had already reached a milestone by the end of season one.
Love, Victor is one of the ultimate comfort shows that is not only timely, but full of heart and hope. Something we all could use these days.