Love – Netflix
Love is one of those under-appreciated Netflix gems that didn’t really get the attention it deserves. It’s a hipster love story for the modern romantic moment, and I just can’t get enough of its quirky charms.
The show follows the love story of Gus and Mickey, two Los Angelians who are are bumbling through the early stages of their relationship. Mickey is beset with personal problems, while Gus is a gangly, awkward tragedy. They circle around each other, trying to navigate something neither of them is really ready to deal with.
Love is one of the most honest accounts of contemporary relationships out there right now. It explores all the not so glamorous aspects of falling in love, and how two people can have the best intentions, but still mess it up.
Mickey is former a sex and love addict, and is trying her best to attempt a healthy relationship with Gus. Gus is so passive and flexible that he often doesn’t understand how Mickey’s disease affects their interactions. Even though they are a troubled pair, we are still so desperate to see them succeed. We really, really want this couple to make it, even if we have to suffer through countless cringeworthy emotional moments.
Starring: Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust