If you've been loving the Netflix series as much as we have been (and pretty much all of Twitter), then here are five others you should check out once you've binged the new coming-of-age production.
'Heartstopper' launched on Netflix just last week and since its debut, it has been receiving a huge amount of critical and fan acclaim. A sweet story about two teenage boys (and their friends) who are all on their own journey of self-discovery has hit home with viewers, especially those of us who belong within the LGBTQ+ community.
And so, if you're looking for some more feel-good TV show hugs like 'Heartstopper', be it a cute and awkward teen drama, a coming-of-age comedy, or another romantic offering, we've got five other shows you need to check out for just that.
'I Am Not Okay With This' | Netflix
It might only have got one season on Netflix, but that doesn't mean it wasn't a satisfying watch - in fact, 'I Am Not Okay With This' was better than a lot of the other more popular series on the platform. Starring Sophia Lillis, not only is Sydney a young woman still exploring who she is while attending high school, she's also got another thing to deal with - superpowers. Cute and memorable, Lillis is a very sweet lead who we can't wait to see helm her own indie film in the future (check out 'Uncle Frank' on Prime Video if you don't believe us).
'Love, Victor' | Disney+
A spin-off continuation of the lovely 'Love, Simon' feature film, 'Love, Victor' picks up with a brand new character who moves to the same high school years later. A teenager who's afraid to come out to his family and his new circle of friends, the series is filled with enough awkward teenage moments to fill a walk-in wardrobe. A third and final season is on its way to Disney+ later this year, wrapping up Victor's high-school story with his final-year graduation, and his future, to plan.
'As We See It' | Prime Video
This is a series for those of us who love to celebrate the little things in life. Following a group of young adults who also happen to be roommates on the autism spectrum, 'As We See It' is a humorous look at how these three twenty-somethings navigate their daily routines through their work lives, love lives and, most importantly, friendships. Hey, no matter how small it might seem to others, it's still a victory to you, right?
'Never Have I Ever' | Netflix
Ugh, high school. While our final teenage-centred pick is admittedly a little bit more full of innuendo than 'Heartstopper', it still remains a fresh take on what it means to be a teen during the most awkward time of your life. The Mindy Kaling ('The US Office') creation has been receiving rave reviews for its honest and charming look at life as an Indian-American, and with two seasons of the hit series are already on Netflix, there are enough YA antics to keep you interested until seasons three and four roll around.
'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' | Disney+
Okay, so this might be a little bit more razzle-dazzle than you might be into, but the series has been a consistent hit-maker for Disney+ since it launched on the streaming service. A rehash of the original films, the series with a very unnecessarily long title is quite clever in its rip on the original, so much so that it becomes incredibly enjoyable. Plus, Grammy Award-winning Olivia Rodrigo was discovered on the series, so expect plenty of pop songs to fuel your love of all things wonderfully cheesy.
*Bonus Pick* 'Sort Of' | NOW/Sky
Our bonus pick is for an older audience, the story of which follows gender-fluid millennial Sabi Mehboob who seems to be a bit of a workaholic. Straddling various identities, from bartender to a nanny ("like Mary Poppins?"), they are at a crossroads in their life, needing to figure out what's best for them right now - struggling to realise that it's them that they need to make happy, not those surrounding them.