An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts is a clear pluck on the hearts of the hopeless romantics.
This review of Netflix’s An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts season 1 does not contain spoilers.
Based on the book, An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts is a clear pluck on the hearts of the hopeless romantics. It paves the paths for those who believe in horoscopes, and encapsulates compatibility on the alignment of stars. If you’ve ever experienced modern-day dating, you’ll have likely have been asked the question — “what’s your star sign?” And you’ll either have embraced it with a heartfelt answer or rolled your eyes.
So for the character Alice, bumping into romantic astrology expert and enthusiast Tio feels timely. After finding out that her ex is having a baby with his new partner, despite not wanting children with her, Alice needs a new approach in life, and one that is based on subjective theories on star signs. The Netflix series sees Tio guiding Alice through her dating life, signifying what each man’s star signs mean.
There’s something engaging about An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts even if it does feel simplistic and unoriginal. Alice is a loveable character whereby you root for her success. Audiences will earnestly wish her success as she navigates her career in a TV studio while at the same time, battling the confusing world of men.
But there is a sense of tragedy for the hopeless romantic in the Netflix series. While it relies on the wishy-washy aspect, it provides that cold realism that comes with dating: the narcissist, the unreliable, the unavailable, and the pushy. Alice has to journey through men and learn lessons, which becomes the crux of her character development. While the series tries to keep grounded on the star signs, it flagrantly brings audiences the rom-com feeling that we are all too accustomed to.
However, An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts is worth the investment. At six chapters, there’s a sense of longevity as it hints at a continuation. It will leave you wanting more, and if you are a sucker for romance, then it will reel you in from the first episode.
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