Thursday, March 16, 2017

Netflix Original: Love, Season Two Review

Judd Apatow's Netflix series "Love" delivers once again. Love gives us an honest look into the difficulties of maintaining a relationship. Season one ended with the breakup of Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs). The beginning of season two started right where season one left off. Mickey and Gus have decided to give this relationship thing another try. Things go well for about a week then, of course, everything that can go wrong does. Mickey has decided to give up drugs and alcohol. Which on the surface seems great, but this causes Gus to become overwhelming to her. Gus worries about her sobriety to the point where she feels smothered. Also, the TV show Gus works for is being canceled. The only way he can continuing to work is to relocate to Atlanta. So, the rocky relationship of Mickey and Gus now has the element of distance. The distance causes a lot of tension between the two and causes Mickey to end the relationship. Gus doesn't realize his relationship is over. The pair has to deal with all these different negative factors and still try to make things work.

I really loved Love's second season. Comedy is one of those genres now that's really hit or miss. I've really been spoiled by amazing shows like Louie and Atlanta.Love gives me that same kind of feel. It doesn't fire out ten jokes a minute to a laugh track, and doesn't just string together pop culture references for a cheap laugh. Love puts its characters in real human situations. Love is an excellent examination of relationships between Millenials. Life is so much different now for younger people, but some things are still the same. Things like distance, work, and exes are all things that we all deal with when trying to make a relationship work. If you're looking for a great funny and honest show to watch you definitely need to check out Love.


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