Love, Victor: Episode 1 – Welcome to Creekwood – Conversation

“Love, Victor” Episode 1 – Welcome to Creekwood – TV Review

BY: BRITTANY LEWIS & NISHA GODE

“Love, Victor” (2020) is a Hulu original series that is the sequel to the movie “Love, Simon” (2018). “Love, Simon” is based on Becky Albertalli’s 2015 novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.” All 10 episodes of “Love, Victor” are available right now on Hulu.

“Victor is a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation.” – “Love, Victor” synopsis from IMDB

For this review Brittany and Nisha will discuss their opinions on the first episode “Welcome to Creekwood”


NISHA:

I loved a new person and meeting his family

BRITTANY

The first episode did start off with a vibe that blended well with the tone that “Love, Simon” set, so it’s easy to tell that they’re both in the same universe which I enjoyed. But, I was iffy on that tone with the movie. It was/is a bit idyllic. And the vice principal, Ms. Albright, being too much of a narrative dump kind of threw me off. I know for a pilot episode they need that but with the short time run for each episode it paces off for me.

NISHA

Yeah it did really feel like a Love Simon set especially when we got to Creekwood. I thought it was weird but funny that the Simon story was mentioned so early as a legend around the school. It sets up the insta message though from none other than Simon Spier.

BRITTANY

That’s what’s throwing me off. They make it seem too idyllic. But, from the promo for the season it’s showing how VIctor’s story won’t be like that especially when the grandpa is against his friends kissing. Makes it more realistic. Not everyone is as accepting, especially the older generation.

NISHA

Yeah if it hadn’t been for the trailer I would’ve expected more of the same going in. More of the same movie plot.

BRITTANY

It is a good flip on the movie, that Victor even says in his email to Simon that his story is different. I hope they keep going with that because the pilot was a bit more of the same in a way.

NISHA

Well Simon is probably going to stick around and give more advice to Victor

BRITTANY

I just hope it’s more a bookend thing personally. OK, so let’s talk about the characters. Who did you like and who did you not like?

NISHA

Victor has his own magic moment when it comes to basketball though. Immediately on the team.

BRITTANY

Yea, I like how the coach called him “love” it seemed out of nowhere but made me like him.

NISHA

I think that is just how Coach is.

Felix comes off really strong and I didn’t quite like him but I’m happy they made up and went to the carnival

I don’t know if you’ve watched TVD but Lake was giving me strong Caroline Forbes season one vibes.

BRITTANY

I’m getting some Stiles from “Teen Wolf” vibes from Felix which is making me like him, but there’s just a bit too much ‘trying’ from him that’s throwing me off.

I’ve seen some TVD and I am getting a bit of those Caroline vibes from Lake, but I’m liking how she was happy for her bestie Mia when Victor asked her to go on the ferris wheel. I saw the ship in her eyes.

NISHA

Mia seemed nice I guess.

BRITTANY

Mia is nice for sure, but that’s all I’m getting from her so far. Nice.

NISHA

Really? I thought she seemed jealous

BRITTANY

Lake just had this happy smile on her face when they walked away that made me think she was happy for Mia.

NISHA

Have you seen One Day at a Time?

BRITTANY

No I didn’t.

NISHA

I didn’t like the dad, but that’s my own hang up from watching his homophobic season one ass in One Day at a Time. Not looking good for his character on this show.

BRITTANY

That’s interesting.


Overall, Brittany and Nisha enjoyed the first episode. As of posting Nisha has finished the series and Brittany has not.

Please let us know your opinions down below.


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