10 Things "Heartstopper" Gets Very Right About Queer Teenage Relationships

    The Netflix dramedy realistically portrays the ups and downs of queer teenage romance.

    Screen shot from "Heartstopper"

    1. Crushing On a "Straight" Classmate

    Nick (Kit Connor) and Charlie (Joe Lock) meet in class

    2. Hooking Up with Someone Extremely Problematic (Because There Are No Other Options)

    Ben (Sebastian Croft) and Charlie (Joe Lock)

    3. The "Other" Guy/Girl

    Nick (Kit Connor) and Imogen (Rhea Norwood)

    4. Discovering Your Crush Was Closer Than You Thought

    Elle (Yasmin Finney) and Tao (Wiliam Gao)

    5. Finding Any Excuse to Get Physically Close

    Charlie (Joe Locke) and Nick (Kit Connor) sit on a couch

    6. Coming Out Once...And Then Coming Out Again and Again

    Darcy (Kizzy Edgell) and Tara (Corinna Brown) dance

    7. Being Awkward in Public

    Nick (Kit Connor) and Charlie (Joe Locke) at an arcade

    8. Your Friends or Our Friends?

    Charlie (Joe Locke), Nick (Kit Connor), Elle (Yasmin Finney), Isaac (Tobie Donovan), and Tao (William Gao)

    9. Coming Out...And Then Going Back in

    Nick (Kit Connor), Harry (Corman-Hyde Corrin), and Charlie (Joe Locke)

    10. Sometimes Happy Endings Are Possible

    Nick (Kit Connor) and Charlie (Joe Lock) embrace on the beach

    Correction: Apologies, a previous version of this article failed to use the word trans when referring to someone from the community.