“Love” on Netflix is quirky and memorable

By Lauren Grimaldi

Staff Reporter

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Gillian Jacobs stars in the new Netflix original series, “Love.” Photo Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Judd Apatow, best known for the popular comedy movies “40 Year Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up,” proved that he has more to offer the entertainment industry than dirty movies.

His new show on Netflix, “Love,” is different than your average funny show in that its humor is more subtle than what you may be used to from the more traditional, slap-stick comedy seen in many shows today.

“Love” has not received the fan fair that came with other Netflix original series like Tina Fey’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt” or Aziz Ansari’s “Master of None,” but it deserves a great deal of praise nonetheless.

It follows two main characters, Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) and Gus (Paul Rust) and their awkward, but seemingly very realistic experiences with love and dating.

Both Jacobs and Rust are not well recognized actors, but their performances here prove why that should change. Rust is phenomenal as the weird, but somewhat endearing Gus. Gillian Jacobs also gives a great performance as the very misunderstood female lead Mickey.

“Love” is something a little different than what viewers may be used to from Judd Apatow. Over the course of the 10 episodes there are some jokes that fall flat as well as a few slow plot points, but in the end, “Love” is definitely worth the watch.

4/5 Torches

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