Monday, July 09, 2018


I just finished the third season of Love, a Netflix TV series about the up-and-down relationship of Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) and Gus (Paul Rust).  The show was created by Rust, Judd Apatow and Lesley Arfin.

It's a comedy, certainly, but not especially jokey--it's got plenty of funny moments, but is willing to get dramatic when it wants to.  Mickey and Gus are flawed but intriguing people.  They live in Los Angeles, both working on the fringes of show business--Mickey produces a radio show and Gus works as a teacher to the child actors on a TV drama.

Season three was the last, and also the best.  The previous seasons had the characters meeting, flirting and falling in and out of love.  This season allowed them to be more a regular pair, and dive deeper into their relationship, while at the same time featuring episodes where they were on their own, dealing with other problems.  The ending was hopeful, though after all we've seen it's hard to know how stable this relationship will be.

I haven't re-watched the past seasons, but it seemed the supporting players came to the fore this season, especially Claudia O'Doherty as Mickey's roommate, Bertie, who's stuck in a relationship with the problematic Randy.  I haven't seen O'Doherty, an Australian actress, in too much else, but maybe she's ready to star in her own show.


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