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MCN Review: Netflix's 'Love'

Netflix takes a shot at romantic comedy with its new series Love.

The Judd Apatow-produced series follows the unlikely pairing of nice but nerdy Gus (Paul Rust) and the rough-around-the-edges but likable Mickey (Gillian Jacobs).

After each endures a crushing breakup, the two eventually meet and form a unique friendship that looks to blossom over time: Every stage of the relationship from the often awkward, but humorous getting-to-know-you phase and beyond is charted throughout the 10-episode run.

Viewers will have to decide for themselves whether they want to hang in with the evolution of the relationship between the clingy and overly nice Gus and the rough-edged but somewhat insecure Mickey.

Love doesn’t pull any punches in its examination of the ins and outs of a modern relationship, which should play well with Netflix’s younger, binge-viewing subscribers.

Love is created, written and executive produced by Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin.

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.