TV | Love – Netflix original

Judd Apatow has created a series based on the reality of modern dating and the deep-seeded problems that lie within the entertainment industry.

Unlike most rom-com series around, that tend to portray an unrealistic view of what relationships are like with fictional dramas and plot twists that are clearly included in attempts to keep the reader watching, Netflix’s Love takes a different spin on things.

Mickey who is played by Gillian Jacobs and Gus who is played by Paul Rust meet at a gas station at a ‘rock bottom’ point in their lives. Having dealt with issues in past relationships such as dealing with alcoholism and being dumped for being ‘too nice’ the characters’ lives become intertwined.

Throughout the whole series, Judd Apatow appears to be teaching the audience crucial life lessons with underlying morals, such as the importance of loving yourself and the unethical truth about how far someone would go to keep their job in the fast moving world around us.

The series takes us down an unconventional path of showing how a boy and girl meet and the real struggles that comes with forming new relationships.

The actors themselves take on their roles convincingly, however, if like me you are a sucker for the ‘hot’ geeks, Paul Rust does not fit that part with unfortunately not the greatest screen face around.

Gillian Jacobs on the other hand fits perfectly into her role as an alcoholic and drug addict and creates a character who you really want to see succeed in life.

As the series progresses you find yourself connecting to both characters and finding common ground which inevitably leads the way for two characters which audiences just can’t get enough of.

The story line is a slow mover so you are not drawn in straight away and it’s only once you connect with the characters that you want to continue to watch more.

The whole of series one is available on Netflix and if you are like me and have binge watched all 10 episodes, never fear! Season two is reported to be on the way in February 2017.

 

 


 

Featured image by Nicole Lester