An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts, an Italian romantic series is now out on Netflix. Created by Bindu De Stoppani, it stars Claudia Gusmano, Michele Rosiello, Lorenzo Adorni, Alberto Paradossi, Esther Elisha, Fausto Maria Sciarappa, Emauela Grimalda and Lucrezia Bertini. There are 6 episodes of 30 minutes each which are dubbed in English and has subtitles too. The series is based on a novel of the same name by Silvia Zucca. I haven’t read the book, so my review is purely based on what I’ve watched.
The synopsis reads, “Alice is heartbroken and hopelessly single. But after befriending a charismatic astrology guru, she looks to the stars to find her perfect match.”
An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts Review Does Not Contain Spoilers
The story focuses on the life of Alice (Claudia Gusmano), a chirpy, good-looking and hardworking employee working in the production team of a TV channel. One day, she meets a man named Tio (played by Lorenzo Adorni) and her life changes. When Alice meets Tio, she is quite upset with her professional career and empty personal life. Tio is obsessed with astrology and stars. He tells Alice, a Libra, that it’s due to some issues in her stars currently.
In the beginning, Alice has no interest in astrology or zodiac signs. But thanks to Tio, she starts looking and judging every man she meets based on their zodiac signs. In those 6 episodes, we see Alice having a string of romances with various men. While she’s going on dates, the makers also tease us with some chemistry between Alice and her new boss Davide Sardi (Michele Rosiello). Is astrology really going to help Alice sort out her love life? Will he find “the one”? You have to watch the show to get these answers.
An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts is a pretty enjoyable series and a light content we need. The show has a feel-good tone throughout, witty and playful appealing characters. The parallel storyline of Alice’s new show, along with her dating troubles, is impressive. Every episode has a new zodiac sign name, and a character of that sign appears in that particular episode. It’s quite an interesting concept that reminds me of the Bollywood film, What’s Your Raashee? (means What’s Your Zodiac Sign?).
Actor Claudia Gusmano is incredible as Alice. I feel sad that such a gorgeous and talented woman struggles to find love in the Netflix show. It hits harder because, just like Alice, I am also a Libra who has been in similar situations. Another actor who won my heart is Lorenzo Adorni, who plays Tio. He is a sweetheart, and he made me chuckle every time he’d explain the characteristics of a particular zodiac sign. I’d love to hear more from him about all of them.
Michele Rosiello plays Davide Sardi, Alice’s boss. In the trailer, we saw how they stare and bump into each other. Clearly, there’s heat between them, and it’s Michele who brings that fire on screen. He’s quite dreamy to watch, and I wish he had gotten a better-written character and more screen space. Due to the limited screen space, I wasn’t rooting for Alice and him to be together.
An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts: Final Thoughts
Overall, the latest Italian Netflix series is fun to watch. It will take only 3 hours of your day. The story starts on an intriguing note; the concept is exciting and relatable to astrology fans. If the writing for Michele’s character Davide’s would’ve been crispier, his pairing with Claudia, aka Alice, would’ve looked magical AF!
The show ends on a cliffhanger, and it’s quite shattering. But I’ll be more heartbroken if Netflix ends up cancelling the series.
An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts is now streaming on Netflix.