Love (TV series)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||22 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||26–45 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Apatow Productions
|Original release||February 19, 2016– present|
Love is an American romantic comedy web television series created by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, and Paul Rust, and starring Gillian Jacobs, Rust, and Claudia O'Doherty. Netflix originally ordered two seasons of the show. The first 10-episode season was made available on February 19, 2016, and a 12-episode second season premiered on March 10, 2017. Netflix renewed the series for a third season one month prior to the second season premiere.
The series is presented as a "down-to-earth look at dating", exploring male and female perspectives on romantic relationships through the characters Mickey and Gus, played by Jacobs and Rust respectively.
- Iris Apatow as Arya Hopkins
- Brett Gelman as Greg Colter
- Chris Witaske as Chris Czajkowski
- Charlyne Yi as Cori
- Kerri Kenney as Syd
- Kyle Kinane as Eric
- Seth Morris as Evan
- Tracie Thoms as Susan Cheryl
- Milana Vayntrub as Natalie
- Mädchen Amick as Arya's character's mother
- John Ross Bowie as Rob
- Dave Gruber Allen as Allan
- Steve Bannos as Frank
- Eddie Pepitone as Eddie
- Bobby Lee as Truman
- Jordan Rock as Kevin
- Mike Mitchell as Randy Monahan
- Saxon Sharbino as Simone
- Dawn Forrester as Denise Hopkins
- Mark Oliver Everett as Brian
- Rich Sommer as Dustin
- Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Beth
- Esther Povitsky as Alexis
- Michael Cassady as Dean
- Lisa Darr as Diane
- Andy Dick as himself
- Briga Heelan as Heidi McAuliffe
- Chantal Claret as Shaun
- Jason Dill as Len
- Alexandra Rushfield as Ali Rush
- Dave King as Wyatt Meyers
- Jake Elliott as Aidan
- Cristin McAlister as Britney
- Mike Hanford as Wade
- Neil Campbell as Kyle
- Armen Weitzman as Ruby
- Tim Kalpakis as Walt
- Kulap Vilaysack as Rebecca
- Jay Johnston as Pastor
- Liz Femi as Liz
- Horatio Sanz as Jeff
- Chris Redd as Justin
- Paula Pell as Erika
- David Spade as Steven Hopkins
- Jongman Kim as Victor
- Randall Park as Tommy
- Jesse Bradford as Carl
- John Early as Daniel
- Joe Mande as Jeffrey
- Will Sasso as Ben
- Chase Ellison as Jacob
- Stephen Boss as Doobie
- John Ennis as Don
- Justin Willman as a magician
- Danny Cole as William the Wonder
- Carlos Acuña as Carlos
- Robin Tunney as Waverly
- Leslie Grossman as Liz
- Aparna Nancherla as Lauren
- Tipper Newton as Kali
- Janicza Bravo as Lorna
- Sandrine Holt as Jorie
- Rory Scovel as Gator
- Daniel Stern as Marty Dobbs
- Nancy Youngblut as Carol
- Jessie Ennis as Stella
- Eric Edelstein as Devon Monahan
- Jason Stuart as Dr. Powell
|1||10||February 19, 2016|
|2||12||March 10, 2017|
Love has received positive reviews from critics, with particular praise aimed for the cast. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes season 1 holds an approval rating of 88% based on 40 reviews, with an average rating of 7.2/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Judd Apatow's Love is an honest look at building a relationship, helped along by its two appealing leads." On Metacritic the season has an average score of 72 out of 100, based on 27 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
The Hollywood Reporter and Variety review the show positively but comment the length of the episodes (up to 40 minutes) and the familiar premise do not always work in the show's favor. Daniel Fienberg at The Hollywood Reporter observes, "It's a variation on a common theme, but it's also squirmingly effective, fitfully funny and carried by a great, uncompromising performance from Gillian Jacobs...If you can warm up to the prickly, but probably realistic, characters, there's a lot to like, if not love." Alan Sepinwall of Hitfix reviewed it positively and said, "I can see all those issues, and more. I just don't care. When you feel it — as I very quickly did with Love — nothing else matters."
On Rotten Tomatoes, the second season has an approval rating of 94% based on 17 reviews, with an average rating of 7.19/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "In its sophomore season, Love treads the balance between comedy and drama with greater confidence, going deeper into the endearing, frustrating, delightfully realistic relationship of Mickey and Gus." On Metacritic, the season has an average score of 80 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
|21st Satellite Awards|
|Best Musical or Comedy Series||Nominated||
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