Love, Victor: Season 1 Reviews

June 18, 2020
There are far worse evaluations one could assign to a series than being harmless and kind, like a boy your mother would love you to date, which both Victor and "Love, Victor" prove to be.
June 17, 2020
It's a well-crafted teen soap, with a few clever wrinkles and a winning cast.
June 17, 2020
The most likable character in "Love, Victor" isn't Victor (though he's a good guy and we're rooting for him) - it's Mia, who falls in love with a boy who knows he can't love her back in the same way but allows her heart to shatter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
June 17, 2020
Despite the differences between their leads, Love, Victor conforms exactly to the narrative shape and modest, crowd-pleasing ambitions of the film that preceded it.
June 17, 2020
On its own, Love, Victor is a good, pleasant TV show. As the frankly resentful follow-up to a similarly pleasant movie, Love, Victor is something much more interesting.
June 17, 2020
Apart from the main theme... none of the plotlines feel especially original; but that also never feels particularly like a problem, as the characters are likable, the series is good-hearted and the more serious exchanges feel emotionally true.
June 16, 2020
Love, Victor [is] easily digestible and solidly entertaining yet lacking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 15, 2020
All told, Love, Victor ambles along, deliberately bland and pleasantly toothless. Having seen the whole season, it's completely appropriate for its young adult audience and therefore downright ridiculous that Disney Plus punted Love, Victor to Hulu.
June 15, 2020
There are much better TV seasons involving gay teens figuring out when, how, and why to speak their truth to the people they love, but this one's heart is largely in the right place, and sometimes, sincerity's enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 11, 2020
It would be irresistible if it played up that wit, fleshed out its protagonist and explored the deeper implications of the Salazars' faith, instead of packing in schmaltzy moral-of-the-story moments.
June 11, 2020
Love, Victor makes good on its promise to expand beyond the narrow confines of Simon's story, but it doesn't get very far.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 8, 2020
Much of the on-ramp en route to that fun cluster of conflicting crushes feels interminable, made all the duller by wan characterization and after-school-special lessons