Netflix Spotlight: Love

I didn’t think I could like a show more than I liked Master of None. I watched it within a three day span, and loved every single second of it. Aziz Ansari brought to light so many issues that those who find themselves stuck in life go through. The supporting cast was brilliant. Noel Wells was brilliant, Eric Wareheim had me on the floor as the right-hand man, H. Jon Benjamin was funny as always, and there were many other performances I truly appreciated. It was fantastic.

Yesterday, I wasn’t feeling too well and went home around 10 a.m.

I fired up Netflix on my iPad, figured I’d probably just watch another 30 for 30 documentary, but the new Netflix Original Series Love popped up at the top of the screen so I decided to give it a try.

By 11:30 p.m., I had watched all 10 episodes of the series. I laughed uncontrollably, cried during the final episode, and think I might have a new favorite show.

Netflix is absolutely killing it with their genre, “Netflix Original Series.” Between Orange is the New Black, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Master of None and Wet Hot American Summer there have been several hours of my life snatched away by their brilliant programing. And Love is no different.

Written and created by Judd Apatow, this show follows a couple 30-somethings floating through life, trying to find love. Gillian Jacobs, formerly of Community, plays one the female lead, Mickey. She is an alcoholic/drug addict that has never seemed to have a positive relationship in her life, which of course makes her instantly loveable. Paul Rust, who plays the other lead, Gus, is a nerdy male that has just ended a long relationship and is trying to find a life away from his ex.

Without talking too much about the plot, I will just simply say this: Love is absolutely amazing. I didn’t want to do anything else yesterday. I just wanted to watch it the whole day. Hell, I did watch the whole day. Apatow has had a hand in several of my favorite movies like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, and most recently, Trainwreck. I love his style of humor, and it shines through strongly in this show.

The show might not be for everyone, there is a lot of nudity, fairly vulgar language and a plethora of sex scenes. But if that’s not a problem for you, I would suggest this show to you in a second.

Oh… and, Netflix? Keep doing your thing.      


6 Comments Add yours

  1. This was the show I picked up on after I gave up on “Fuller House.” I’m so glad I did. I watched the entire series in a day. (Context: I was bedridden all weekend due to the Norovirus.)

    “Love” is very much like “Master of None” in that it portrays relationships (and life at large) with cracked, amber-tinted lenses. It’s awkward, uncomfortable, and vulnerable…just like love. While I have a bit of a bone to pick with the very last scene of the season, overall, I enjoyed “Love” very much. It’s not barrel-of-laughs funny as much as it is clever, and definitely not sugar-coated.

    Sorry for the mild ramble, I’m just glad to see someone give this show the attention it deserves.


    1. Culture Phenoms says:

      No apology necessary! Thank you for the read and sharing your thoughts with us and our readers. I see you already have your own blog, but if you ever want to share your thoughts on another sitcom or movie, let us know!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Thank you! That would be a wonderful opportunity.


    2. P.S. I tried writing a Fuller House review for about a week, but I just couldn’t get it out. The nostalgia wasn’t enough to justify watching another episode.


  2. sports256unlocked says:

    Your writing is amazing! I’m actually firing up Netflix to check Love out! As well as those other Netflix Originals! Bravo!


    1. Culture Phenoms says:

      Thanks for the read and kind words, as well! After you get a few episodes in, let us know what you think!


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