If you were a child who grew up in the 90s then you’ll remember racing home from school and gluing yourself to the TV for the latest episode of Heartbreak High, the dramatic teen series that followed a group of Aussie students through the highs and lows of adolescence.
Now for those who aren’t familiar, this wasn’t your cookie cutter style show and unlike Riverdale, there were no random serial killers terrorizing genectically blessed students—rather Heartbreak High tackled some very real issues like alcoholism and drug addiction, teen sex and broken families. If we had to label it, we’d call it a less intense Euphoria. The best bit thought? In between all of those life lessons were some epic relationships that we still stan to this day, #drazic&anita4eva!
Which is why we’re very close to shedding tears of joy over the news that the streaming gods at Netflix are dropping all seven seasons of Heartbreak High this month. It seems like 2020 is finally coming through with the goods.
Trust us when we say you don’t have to be a diehard fan to enjoy this series with many of the storylines and issues raised still relevant today. It also boasts a cast of epic Aussie talent like Callan Mulvey (Avengers: End Game, Power), Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (Underbelly, Love Child), Simon Baker (The Mentalist, The Devil Wears Prada) and Rose Byrne (Like A Boss, Iam Mother), and that’s only the beginning.
So, clear your schedule for Friday 27 November, grab the popcorn and head to class with the students of Hartley High in Sydney. Trust us, you won’t regret it.
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