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Love: Season 1

Television Review of Love
Posted on February 21, 2016 by James Shults

First Aired: February 19, 2016

Creator: Judd Apatow, Paul Rust, Lesley Arfin

Overall Rating: Good

A romantic comedy that explores the relationship of Gus and Mickey, played by Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs respectively.

The Good

The serialized nature of Love makes it absolutely bingeable. Each episode flows effortlessly into the next. The relationship doesn’t have time to breathe between episodes and neither does the audience. It all gets played out, the highs, the lows and the absurd.

The Bad

Gus works for a television show called Wichita. He’s kind of at the bottom of the food chain, working as a tutor for the show’s young cast members. What he wants to be doing is writing for the show. Unfortunately, everyone between him and his goal are all horrible human beings. These characters are fun but it seems a little easy to make everyone around Gus an asshole. Why would he want to work closer with these people?

The Ugly

I’m not completely sold that Gus and Mickey should be together. Their relationship is sloppy from the start and only gets messier as it goes along. Maybe that’s the point, though. The complications of Mickey make her all the more interesting to me and, perhaps, to Gus, too.

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