Hate it or love it Netflix is on top, creating its own television shows has become the norm and the success rate is great over all. The good news is they have hit it out of the park with LOVE. If I’m truly honest and up front I was hooked by episode 2. This show hits all the main markers by the way its set, shot and the content (including both actors and dialogue). In short the story follows a couple Mickey and Gus trying to deal with life and you guessed it love, accompanied with all the nonsense that is perceived in modern day relationships.
The male lead we have seen in ‘I Love You Beth Cooper’. Paul Rust is Gus and plays the awkward guy again, however it may seem like type casting it is, in fact a brilliant choice for the role. The previous experience has allowed the development into a more mature version of his previous character while having a clear separation. Gus is the guy we all are inside our heads, nervous, anxious and clumsy in love. Massive thumbs up!
The female lead is Mickey and is played by Gillian Jacobs from ‘Community’, and her performance is pretty much flawless. While this is a big claim the humour and great looks of this character means the focus is centred on her to great avail and I assure you I’m not over selling. Mickey as a character makes you a bit confused (in an intriguing way) leaving you as the viewer not knowing whether to like or dislike her. It works and is the first thing to get you a seat on the band wagon.The rest of the cast accompany the two leads in making this a must see, by playing on sentiment and a dirty sense of humour across the board. What ever way you take your dose of TV, even if it isn’t in one block, each episode feeds into the next with a great flow. A show that won’t be a let down, definitely worth the use of a free trial if not a start to a subscription. I give it a sold 8.5/10.