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The Great High School Rom-Com Deserves A Comeback

Thank you, Netflix. You're finally giving the people what they want.


I've never been ashamed to admit the things that I love, even though they're often stereotypically "girly." Romance novels, One Direction (duh), and even really-bad-but-so-good romantic comedies.

I was in love with every minute of Netflix originals like "The Kissing Booth", "A Christmas Prince", and "When We First Met." I love "The DUFF" and every movie similar to it. But why do they have to be so cringe-worthy? I mean, seriously, what forty-year-old man is writing the scripts where people text each other using emojis in place of words or spread school drama over Twitter? And

I recently got to thinking...what's it gonna take to produce a rom-com that's actually good? Or realistic? What happened to movies like "10 Things I Hate About You"?

Enter the hype of the incredible Netflix Original "To All The Boys I've Loved Before," a high school rom-com deserving of its praise. Just over a week old and based upon the 2014 Jenny Han novel of the same name, this movie isn't so bad that it's good. It's just good.

Lara Jean Covey, a shy high school junior, gets her world flipped when a popular jock named Peter Kavinsky agrees to enter a fake relationship with her. And thus begins the ever-charming turmoil that is watching high schoolers fall in love. It avoids most movie tropes, stereotypes, wince-inducing lines, and over-use of social media in favor of witty dialogue and an original concept that stays true to its roots of the book.

Also, the main guy is super cute.


This genre deserves a real comeback, and anyone with eyes and a social media account can see that the craze these movies send people into is unreal. Even the @Netflix official Twitter account is obsessed, revising their bio to read "This is now a Peter Kavinsky stan account."

Ummmm, same.

Let's hope this is the beginning of another great rom-com era. I'm rooting for you!

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