Love

Love

TV-MA

The perfectly awkward romcom series for when you crave a little cringe

The Very Best

8.0

TV Show

United States of America
English
Comedy, Drama
2016
LYIA TERKI
Chris Witaske, Claudia O'Doherty, Claudia O'Doherty
32 min

TLDR

Love is a cute sprint, but a painfully frustrating marathon.

What it's about

Despite signs of incompatibility, Mickie (Gillian Jacobs) and Gus (Paul Rust) try to stay in love.

The take

What a great allegory for love this show is. It's incredibly awkward and vulgar in the right places, best exemplified by dialogue scenes that are uncomfortably long and often uncomfortable to begin with. Our two lead characters are frustrating and manipulative, which might confuse you into thinking the show itself is frustrating because you see them so much, and sometimes it is. At which point, you might start to ask yourself why you keep watching, why you subject yourself to this emotional torture episode after episode, season after season—eventually, you stay for the other characters, they're funny and don't deserve to be abandoned.

What stands out

By other characters, I mean Bertie.

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