10 shows that prove we’re in a golden age of queer comedies

Sheridan Pierce, Isabella Gomez in One Day At A Time.. Image Courtesy Mike Yarish/Netflix
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Love, Victor

The newest of the shows on the list, Hulu’s Love, Victor is a spinoff of the popular 2018 film Love, Simon, which, in turn, was based on the book Simon vs. the Homosapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli.

Starring Michael Cimino in the eponymous role, Love, Victor follows another young, closeted gay boy at Creekwood High School. While the setup seems the same as the original film, Victor feels completely unique while still belonging entirely in the Simon-verse.

Whereas Simon was desperate to hide his true identity because of his burgeoning relationship with another closeted teen at Creekwood, Victor pushes down his queerness in order to see if he might be able to be happy living a straight life.

This is where his friend, who he meets on his first day of school, Mia (the brilliant Rachel Hilson, This is Us) comes into play. Victor and Mia have a genuine connection, and they’re both attractive people, so why shouldn’t it work out?

Oh yeah. That one small detail where Victor doesn’t like girls…

All of the pieces are there for a perfect high school story full of drama, romance, and intrigue with Simon (Nick Robinson in a mostly voiceover role) serving as Victor’s gay godfather and coaching him through text messages, a sweet relationship everyone will wish they had in high school.

Whether you’re straight or somewhere on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum, Love, Victor will give you the warm, happy feelings you wish you had when you were in high school, and we could all use more warm, happy feelings right now.

All episodes are streaming now on Hulu.