The name means “Young Hearts.”
My first thought was “Oh, it’s Degrassi, only in Brazil.” And my second, third, and fourth thoughts were “Yeah, this is totally Brazilian Degrassi.”
This is a compliment!
Originally the show was set in a fictional Gym Club called Malhação on Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro. Through the years the location varied slightly, including Múltipla Escolha High School, Gael’s Martial Arts Gym, and the art school Ribalta.
The plot tells stories of the everyday life of teenagers, their daily conflicts, including school, friends, families, and especially their relationships, which occupy the central focus of all the seasons. Every season, a different couple of protagonists occupies the core of the whole story.
In the end of 2017, they went gay.
Brasilian Twitter and Tumblr went crazy.
Having watched a bit of it (just from December 2017 on) I can see why.
Queer Plotline Timeline
Season 25 is when we finally get some lesbians. Start watching from about December 2017.