Love (TV series)

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Love
Love TV Logo.png
Genre Romantic comedy
Comedy-drama
Created by
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 22 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 26–45 minutes
Production company(s) Apatow Productions
Legendary Television
Distributor Netflix
Release
Original network Netflix
Original release February 19, 2016 (2016-02-19) – present
External links
Website www.netflix.com/title/80026506

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,[1][2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Guest[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally released
1 10 February 19, 2016 (2016-02-19)
2 12 March 10, 2017 (2017-03-10)

Reception[edit]

Love has received positive reviews from critics, with particular praise aimed for the cast.[5][6][7] 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."[8] On Metacritic the season has an average score of 72 out of 100, based on 27 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[9]

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.[7] 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."[6] 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."[10]

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."[11] On Metacritic, the season has an average score of 80 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[12]

Accolades[edit]

Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
21st Satellite Awards
Best Musical or Comedy Series Nominated
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Malone, Michael (4 January 2015). "Apatow Comedy ‘Love’ Gets Feb. 19 Netflix Debut". broadcastingcable.com. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (4 January 2016). "Judd Apatow Netflix Comedy Series ‘Love’ Gets Premiere Date — First-Look Teaser". Deadline.com. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Schwindt, Oriana (2017-02-08). "Judd Apatow’s ‘Love’ Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix". Variety. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  4. ^ Carlson, Jay (31 July 2015). "A Synopsis and Very Early Look at the Judd Apatow Created Netflix Original Series ‘Love’ Starring Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust". IndieRevolver.com. 
  5. ^ McLaughlin, Katherine (12 February 2016). "TV Review: Love, Netflix." The List (List.co.uk). Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  6. ^ a b Fienberg, Daniel (14 February 2016). "'Love': TV Review." The Hollywood Reporter (HollywoodReporter.com). Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  7. ^ a b Lowery, Brian (8 February 2016). "TV Review: Love." Variety.com. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Love: Season 1 (2016)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved March 2, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Love – Season 1 reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 27, 2016. 
  10. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (16 February 2016). "Review: Gillian Jacobs Finds 'Love' In Netflix's New Judd Apatow Comedy". Hitfix. 
  11. ^ "Love: Season 2 (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 9, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Love – Season 2 reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 10, 2017. 
  13. ^ Kilday, Gregg (November 29, 2016). "Satellite Awards Nominees Revealed". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 

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