I love basketball, which is why I haven't binge-watched the recently released, second season of "Love," the goofy romantic comedy from Netflix.
Now that there are a few days between the next episodes of March Madness, you might join me and consider taking in "Love."
Where It Can Be Seen: Netflix:
Who's In It: Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust, Claudia O'Doherty, Jordan Rock, Tracie Thoms, Mike Mitchell, Michael Daniel Cassady, Iris Apatow
Typical Length: 25-30 minutes
Number of episodes to date: 22
Brief Plot Description: The Judd Apatow co-creation stars Rust as Gus Cruikshank, an awkward Woody Allen-type character looking for love in Los Angeles. Rust also is a co-creator with his wife, Lesley Arfin. Gus finds love in all the wrong places, including a convenience store and the trailer on the set of a television show where he works as the tutor of a spoiled child actress. The depiction of the child actor would be funnier if it didn't feel like it was so accurate.
Why It's Worth Watching: "Love" is a sweet comedy with a healthy dose of sex and sex games that Apatow's movies and programs have become known for and helped make him a multi-millionaire. When it comes to love, the show illustrates that we are all essentially in high school forever.
Hardly leading man material in the looks department, Gus has surprising romantic success after an initial painful breakup. His best attribute is he is a good, creative guy with a decent sense of humor, which eventually attracts a pretty woman, Mickey (Jacobs), and a beautiful lonely actress in the first season.
Mickey isn't only pretty, she also is pretty much a mess at home and at work. Mickey also takes advantage of her English roommate, Bertie (O'Doherty), a lovable female version of Gus who goes out with him to prove opposites are more likely to attract.