45 best Netflix shows to watch right now (December 2023)

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Heartstopper

  • Seasons: 2
  • Written By: Alice Oseman
  • Starring: Joe Locke, Kit Connor, Olivia Colman, William Gao, Yasmin Finney, Sebastian Croft, Corinna Brown, Kizzy Edgell, and Tobie Donovan

Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Alice Oseman, Heartstopper debuted on Netflix in April 2022 and gained a sizable fanbase pretty quickly. The wholesome series follows a gay high schooler named Charlie Spring (Joe Locke), who’s in a relationship with a guy who hasn’t come out and wants to keep their fling a secret. Of course, this only hurts Charlie’s mental health, and it’s not until he falls for Nick does he know what he truly deserves.

Nick Nelson (Kit Connor) is a popular jock at school who unexpectedly takes a liking to Charlie and is super nice to him. But what are his intentions? Is Nick also gay and crushing on Charlie, or is he straight and just a good person? These are the questions going through Charlie’s racing thoughts until they profess their true feelings. I love their love!

Heartstopper is a really adorable show and it’s awesome to see the LGBTQ+ representation on Netflix. The second season came out on Aug. 3, 2023 and was just as good as the first. Let’s hope we get more stories like this, and join us at Netflix Life as we get excited for Heartstopper 3, which is officially happening! — Natalie Zamora

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