5 Reasons to Watch Heartbreak High (2022) on Netflix

September 11, 2022
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This article discusses 5 reasons to watch the Netflix series Heartbreak High (2022) and does not contain any spoilers.

READ: everything we know about Heartbreak High.

Eight episodes of Heartbreak High are set to premiere on Netflix. The series joins the ranks of Gossip Girl and Saved by Bell as reboots of millennial classics. There is some disparity in opinions on whether iconic shows should be remade in the first place. Regardless of where you stand on the debate, here are 5 reasons why the new Heartbreak High is worth checking out. 

5 reasons to watch Heartbreak High (2022) on Netflix 

Reason 1: The 90s Nostalgia

When the original Heartbreak High came out on Australian television nearly two decades ago, it was considered a breath of fresh air not only in its native country of Australia but worldwide. The show’s way of dealing with the tough issues faced by teenagers was groundbreaking. It sparked conversations on subjects like sexuality, race, drug use and teen pregnancy. The remake promises to do the same, only for today’s generation. To top it off, the reboot is set in the same universe as the original, and the new characters are attending the same fictional Sydney school, Hartley High. 

Reason 2: The creator is a bonafide fan of the original

Hannah Carroll Chapman was only 10 years old when she started watching the original. She is a fan who entered her teenage years while watching the iconic series. Her credentials include writing credits for Home and Away and The Heights. Chapman states she tried to “capture the spirit” of the original while giving the new series its own identity. 

Reason 3: The diverse cast

The cast includes several up-and-coming Australian stars. Ayesha Madon, known for her role in the miniseries The Moth Effect, plays the lead, Amerie. Thomas Weatherall, who starred in Home and Away is taking on the role of drug-dealing pet duck owner, Ca$h. Newcomers such as Chloe Hayden, James Majoos and Asher Yasbincek are also part of the ensemble cast. 

Reason 4: It looks fun

Judging by the trailer, the series takes a look at the dramas these characters face while trying to survive their teenage years. The synopsis teases topics such as repairing a damaged reputation, love and sexuality. If you liked Euphoria, this one’s probably right up your alley. 

Reason 5: Critics are already praising it

While we are still a week away from the official Netflix premiere, Heartbreak High has already been gathering rave reviews from the few Australian critics who were able to preview it. If fans of the original are already giving their seal of approval, the show’s probably worth binging over the weekend. 

You will be able to watch this series with a subscription to Netflix.

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