I Love Dick (TV series)

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I Love Dick
Created bySarah Gubbins
Joey Soloway
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8 (list of episodes)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time32 minutes
Production companiesTopple Productions
Amazon Studios
Original networkAmazon Prime Video
Original releaseAugust 19, 2016 (2016-08-19) –
May 12, 2017 (2017-05-12)

I Love Dick is an American television series released on Amazon Prime. Based on the novel of the same name by Chris Kraus, it was created by Joey Soloway and Sarah Gubbins.[1] The pilot premiered on August 19, 2016, and the first season was released on May 12, 2017. On January 17, 2018, the series was canceled after one season.[why?][2]


Chris (Kathryn Hahn) is an unsuccessful New York City-based artist and filmmaker who accompanies her husband Sylvère (Griffin Dunne) to Marfa, Texas where he is taking up a research fellowship. Upon arrival in Marfa, Chris quickly becomes infatuated with Sylvère's fellowship sponsor Dick (Kevin Bacon). Her infatuation becomes articulated in un-delivered letters to him which are filled with unbounded sexually explicit desires. Her contentious and frustrating interactions with Dick as well as the writing of her confessional letters to him begin to affect her attitudes towards her marriage, work, and confidence as an artist and person.




  • Bobbi Menuez as Toby
  • Sherry Cola as Natalie[3]
  • Sebastian Cole as Lawrence
  • Erik Alvarez as Sonny
  • Leo Lungaro as Rod
  • Rochelle Robinson as Helen


No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Pilot"Joey Soloway[a][4]Teleplay by : Sarah GubbinsAugust 19, 2016 (2016-08-19)
2"The Conceptual Fuck"Kimberly PeirceSarah GubbinsMay 12, 2017 (2017-05-12)
3"Scenes from a Marriage"Andrea ArnoldHeidi SchreckMay 12, 2017 (2017-05-12)
4"Ilinx"Andrea ArnoldCarla ChingMay 12, 2017 (2017-05-12)
5"A Short History of Weird Girls"Joey SolowayAnnie Baker & Heidi SchreckMay 12, 2017 (2017-05-12)
6"This Is Not a Love Letter"Jim FrohnaEsti Giordani & Diona ReasonoverMay 12, 2017 (2017-05-12)
7"The Barter Economy"Andrea ArnoldDara ResnikMay 12, 2017 (2017-05-12)
8"Cowboys and Nomads"Andrea ArnoldSarah Gubbins & Heidi SchreckMay 12, 2017 (2017-05-12)


Critical response[edit]

I Love Dick has been met with generally positive reviews from critics. The review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the series an approval rating of 88%, based on 57 reviews, with an average rating of 7.77/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Adult in the best way, I Love Dick expands the scope of its source material while offering smart, provocative, and funny observations on sexuality and gender roles."[5] Metacritic awarded season one a score of 73 based on 29 critics, denoting "generally favorable" reviews.[6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2018 75th Golden Globe Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy Nominated
8th Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Best Music Supervision in a Television Musical or Comedy Nominated [8]
22nd Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series Nominated


  1. ^ Credited as Jill Soloway; they changed their name to Joey Soloway in 2020.


  1. ^ Lowman, Rob (May 5, 2017). "How Amazon's 'I Love Dick' examines a woman's Bacon obsession". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved May 7, 2017.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Dominic Patten,Nellie (January 18, 2018). "'One Mississippi', 'I Love Dick' & 'Jean-Claude Van Johnson' Canceled By Amazon". Deadline. Retrieved January 18, 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Sherry Cola: "My whole life was kind of an inside conversation"". www.goldenglobes.com. Archived from the original on 2023-05-21. Retrieved 2022-04-22.
  4. ^ "@joeysoloway on Instagram: "The world is exploding, but I didn't want to not share my evolution. It feels so good to have a name that matches my nonbinary identity. I…"". Instagram. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24. Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  5. ^ "I Love Dick: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "I Love Dick - TV Show Reviews". Metacritic.com. May 12, 2017. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  7. ^ Fernandez, Maria Elena (11 December 2017). "Kevin Bacon Wants to Return to Will & Grace". Vulture. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Sufjan Stevens, 'Greatest Showman,' 'Girls' Among Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Nominees". Variety. January 11, 2018. Retrieved January 12, 2018.

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