HERE’S WHY YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE
A lot of the time, a television show or film covers off the early parts of a relationship in a few scenes or a neat little montage, reducing the ups and downs to a few minutes of screen time.
But Love devotes an entire season to this story-rich chunk of time, playing out the awkward conversations, the anxious waits for replies to texts and the clunky sexual tension in real time.
The new Netflix series, cocreated by comedy supremo Judd Apatow, is a super slow motion romantic comedy that follows nice guy Gus (Paul Rust) and perennial hot mess Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) after their chance dawn meeting at a service station.
“All the episodes really do continue, maybe not from the exact moment, but it’s a continuous story,” Apatow says.
“That was the intention. So if there’s a pause between two people who just met calling each other, for us that might be several episodes long.”
The show features Apatow’s signature cynical but hopeful view of love: for example there’s a line about how marriage has to be more than just posting pictures on Facebook of your baby wearing a cute headband.
“The hope is that we’re able to show that people are vulnerable and have feelings,” Rust adds.”
LOVE, AVAILABLE NOW ON NETFLIX