love victor season 2 thoughts
MAJOR spoilers under the cut
i have Thoughts about season 2 because they all just kept. screwing up. so many times. except for felix, he is baby and i will always love him. this season was so messy and infuriating and real and i still loved it.
- is simon sick of victor yet😂it's been two seasons of simon exclusively being a high school kid's gay sherpa and those conversations seem pretty one-sided
- i LOVED felix's storyline. i thought it was so well done. it was a hard situation and they handled it with grace and authenticity. anthony turpel delivered an amazing performance and that scene where he finally broke down BROKE me. this type of situation is a reality for so many people and i loved the way they portrayed it.
- i never realized the extent of lake's toxic positivity. i always really liked her because she was such a ray of sunshine, but she handled felix's situation so poorly. like, she was so out in left field. not even in the realm of understanding. i know she had good intentions and was dealing with her own stuff too but like...yikes. it really rubbed me the wrong way. i still love lake, but pilar seems oddly like a much better fit for felix. i really love the way her character has developed since season 1.
- the whiteness thing!! yes!! I'm so glad they addressed this. as a queer poc i can relate to victor and rahim in that even the most well-intentioned non-poc won't truly be able to get it unless they live it.
- VICTOR TELLING RAHIM ABOUT BENJI'S ALCOHOLISM!! IN WHAT WORLD IS THAT OKAY!!
- mia's dad accepting the job offer made my eyes pop out of my head. I've been pretty annoyed with mia since season 1 because she never tells anyone when they upset her but i was so proud of her for finally speaking up. and then her dad goes and does...that??
- speaking of...mannn i am so sick of everyone not communicating. if i have to hear one more "are you okay?" "yeah i'm...fine *tight smile*" from any of them i'm gonna scREAM the tight smiles are killing me (looking at you victor and mia)
- the whole victor and rahim thing felt so forced. it just didn't make sense. i love rahim and i'm so glad they brought him in, but i just don't think it adds up to have something only spark between them in the last two episodes. but also i need victor and rahim's version of holy on spotify immediately
- I was rooting for lucy to be gay from the start and the twist with lake gave me so much serotonin omg🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺my lil bi heart is full
- i loved isabel's storyline so much. at first i was a little nervous because i really didn't want to watch a full season of homophobic parents, but isabel's growth was so real and vulnerable. this stuff isn't easy and i loved that they showed the real struggles that some parents have after their kids come out. isabel wasn't perfect and the show definitely didn't gloss over the ugly parts, but watching her develop over the course of the season was beautiful. also, being a Catholic who has also struggled with the church's views of the lgbtq community, watching her come to terms with her changing beliefs and stand up to the priest really touched me.
- aaaand victor and benji. on the one hand, this series is called love victor so it makes sense that the story should focus on him, but the whole relationship just felt like...a lot of victor. everything was always about victor and his issues and nothing about benji and what he was going through. not to mention victor's family issues, which must've been a nightmare for benji. i can understand how he felt. but on the other hand, i can also see victor's side because he's dealing with things that benji will never experience. benji needed to have a lot more understanding with him because they were in two very different situations. not sure who to side with on this one.
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Love Victor S2: clichés and tropes
Ok so while I appreciated that in the first season they steered clear of many clichés and tropes I feel like they went right back to them this time around. There was so much bad or non-existent communication, people telling secrets they promised to keep to themselves, figuratively nobody being able to just be friends and so many love triangles. Like why? In my opinion the show already addressed a lot of important and interesting topics (mental health, different types of queer people, race issues, queerness and religion, alcoholism etc). so was there really the need for (soo much) more drama?
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