‘Love, Victor’ Has a Smart Approach to Being a ‘Love, Simon’ Spin-Off, But Feels Shallow — Review


Remember being a teenager, and you’d screw up pretty big, and your parents would say “I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed?” That’s the energy I’m bringing into this review of Love, Victor, the Hulu spin-off of the groundbreaking 2018 gay teen rom-com Love, Simon. Because, while the first season begins with a really intriguing approach to how a spin-off should work, by the end it ultimately fails to rise above the cliches. Love, Victor begins with the titular letter-writer (Michael Cimino) and his family moving abruptly from their original home in …