Love: offbeat romcom about addiction, dating and two basically terrible people

Love: offbeat romcom about addiction, dating and two basically terrible people

The Guardian

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If you don’t come to this early Netflix Original for its central ‘mismatch’ love story, do it for the stellar supporting characters

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For a long time, I resisted watching Love because the premise offended me. From the outside, it looked like another example of what Vulture call the attractiveness gap: the well-honed TV trope that men “with barely any redeeming qualities” can somehow pull an impossibly beautiful woman.

I can’t remember what eventually convinced me to start watching but once I did, I realised my first impression was wrong. Sort of, anyway. Love is a story of dweeby guy-meets-hot girl, but for reasons that become clear by the end of its first season, it’s not unaware that it has cast a mismatched couple. In fact, that’s kind of the crux of the show. Despite my initial hesitation, I have now watched the entirety of Love three times over – and the final season only aired in 2018. Reader: I love Love.

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