Love a Netflix Original starring Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust and Claudia O’Doherty. Created by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin and Paul Rust is it just another Romantic Comedy or does it offer something different?
Love came up as a feature show on Netflix and having come home from work pretty tired I decided to press the information button on the show and found that it was only 24 minutes an episode. That was the deciding factor for me because I was thinking it’s just another Romantic Comedy but I wanted something easy watching just to relax to and I am so glad I did. The reason it was featured was Season 3 was coming out soon.
Love from the outset focused on two extremely different people that came together through a chance meeting that could potentially bring out the best in each other and the worst. Mikey (Gillian Jacobs) is a conflicted addict that has a chip on her shoulder and generally hates taking life seriously and Gus (Paul Rust) is your typical nerd that is a teacher on a TV Show set for mainly the star of that show Ayra (Iris Apatow).
Bertie (Claudia O’Doherty) is an Australian that has recently moved to the US and is moving in with Mickey, she is your stereotypical Australian from the country that comes across as innocent and easy going. Bertie feeling isolated but making the best of it adds another dynamic to the show because she becomes Mickey’s moral compass and the catalyst to the relationship between Mickey and Gus along with allowing the show to explore other types of relationships with Randy (Mike Mitchell).
Love overall isn’t just another romantic comedy it has highs and lows exploring a wide range of issues within a relationship using all the cast to really get into relationship problems. While Love left me wanting Mikey and Gus together which is very much like other romantic comedies this had its own feel because of the abundance of selfishness and self-loathing from maybe characters that you wouldn’t expect it from.