Throughout the past few years, we have all witnessed a lot of conversations about how representation matters. Having even the littlest representation on creative projects can lead to an immense boost to the morale and general happiness of a community. And Netflix is undoubtedly one of the best networks that have nailed the art of representation. Be it the representation of the South Asian community in Bridgerton or various sexualities in Sex Education, it has done it all. And this time around, the young texting generation finds an accurate depiction of themselves in Netflix’s Heartstopper.
A lot of young viewers of the show felt great to see the characters text to each other realistically. Here is what the fans had to say about the show and how it depicted the way teenagers talk to each other.
Heartstopper and its depiction of texting teenagers has left fans happy
There are a lot of things from Heartstopper that deserve appreciation. The all-around positivity, the ability of the show to inspire young people, and most importantly, characters that seem real. But amidst all this, fans of the show have found yet another interesting detail you may have looked over. Eagle-eyed fans noticed how the way characters in Heartstopper text is way more realistic than many other shows.
“Also can we appreciate that Heartstopper is the first teen show tht actually represents texting properly with like the keyboard smashes and everything,” wrote one fan on Twitter. Another fan talked about Charlie texting “Im Screaming” while calmly sitting in the bed is the accurate representation.
naur literally bc it’s the only show i’ve watched that has realistic texting esp w charlie and darcy’s auto capitalization turned off
— e 🍂 (@cyntitae) May 3, 2022
Fans also pointed out how Instagram looks like Instagram in the show, and not something “made on PicsArt“. They also highlighted how the characters use Instagram for communication and texting, as opposed to messages. Fans also lauded the lingo that was used in the show, it looks like it struck a chord with many people.
What are your thoughts about this little detail about texting in the show? Let us know in the comments below.