TV Review: Love – Season 1 (Netflix)

CREATORS: Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, Paul Rust STARRING: Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust, Claudia O’Doherty, Jordan Rock, Tracie Thoms, Mike Mitchell, Iris Apatow, Briga Heelan, Chris Witaske, Seth Morris, Dave King, Chantal Claret USA 2016


What is love? Well, it can be defined and perceived in a million different ways and it’s something that’s daily used as a marketing tool to people consume and spend money on “it”. But then we have the brilliant minds of Judd Apatow (40 Year Old Virgin, Trainwreck), Lesley Arfin (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Awkward) and Paul Rust (Arrested Development) to create a TV show that literally shows what love is in its raw essence. It’s quirky, imperfect, amazing, unstable, delicious, exciting, terrible, and so on…


Talking now a little about the show, it follows the nice and nerd guy Gus (Paul Rust) and the rebel and erratic girl Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) who have recently ended their respective dysfunctional relationships, and by chance they meet each other at a convenience store creating an unusual bond. As people usually say, opposites attract and these two are definitely the opposite of each other, but things aren’t so linear like that. That’s the whole point about Love. The main characters go through awkward and uncomfortable situations, facing their failed relationships and their insecurities mixed with sexuality and some addictions. Rust and Jacobs are just perfect in their performances and give an extra realistic vibe to the whole thing.

Judd Apatow’s Love is an honest and exciting look to what love is and we can’t wait for season two, because this first one was just superb.

Words by Andreia Alves
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