#ToAllBoysILovedBefore: Why weren't you Peter Kavinsky?
So, here's the deal: Peter Kavinsky is appealing, hot, and oh! that smirk. For all those who haven't seen Netflix's 'To All Boys I've Loved Before', this might seem alienated. But for those who have lost their hearts to Kavinsky, played by Noah Centineo, this would be totally relatable. Here's a disclosure, though: Kavinsky isn't the first fictional character this writer fell in love with.
Unmailed letters wreak havoc (in good way) in Lara's life
Directed by Susan Johnson, the movie released last month and has since become the rom-com everyone's talking about. Lara Jean, played by Lara Condor, writes love letters to her crushes, she never mails, until one day they are out. What follows is a lot of confusion and embarrassment, and her fake affair with Kavinsky taking turns she never imagined.
Kavinsky is the perfect boyfriend, he's kind and compassionate
Upon release, Kavinsky graduated to becoming everyone's favorite but there were detractors too. Some opined his popularity shows the bar for boys is set low. But that's not the only way to look at it. Kavinsky is what everyone deserves: he is kind, compassionate, is a good listener, and does everything without being demanding, possessive or arguing even once. Definitely not a low bar!
Yes, his character is full of cliches, but that's fine
Ignoring cliches dotting Kavinsky's character would be unfair. He is extremely popular, plays sports, and his sense of humor is on point, just like the quintessential hero. But never does Kavinsky lets toxic masculinity overpower him (looking at you, Rhett Butler). Kavinsky stays patient throughout and his cute actions like saving a seat on a bus, writing love notes, become icing on the cake.
For hopeless romantics, Kavinsky is God
For the ones (like this writer) who can't grow out of romance, Kavinsky is a complete deal. He showed once again how easy it is to fall for fictional characters. Because in real world where do you find guys who travel far to get your favorite drink? You don't. You get those who can't decide where to eat and nag about it later.
Kavinsky was ideal, because Centineo is a romantic
Noah Centineo is a romantic at heart and his tweets prove it. Take this for example: How long does it take to fall in Love? Depends how fast you jump. Or this: I should like to love you more and more every day. And this: Love deeply. Break your heart. Love deeper. Repeat Now we know why loving Kavinsky seemed like a cakewalk!