LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Hot Press - - Critical Mass - By Peter McGo­ran

The lat­est com­edy from Judd Apa­tow leads the way amongst a

plethora of new Net­flix shows.

As if to com­pen­sate for the fact that we’re not get­ting our hands on House Of Cards Sea­son 5 un­til May, Net­flix have stuffed their ser­vice with new shows this month.

Judd Apa­tow’s Love Sea­son 2 de­buts on March 10, once again of­fer­ing us its comic, downto-earth look at dat­ing in the mod­ern world. Mov­ing away from the bro­man­tic com­edy genre that earned him recog­ni­tion in films like An­chor­man and 40-Year

Vir­gin, Apa­tow’s new­est show has all the com­plex re­al­ism and hon­esty of his ear­lier TV clas­sic, Freaks And Geeks.

Top Gear, bruised but not bro­ken, re­turns to BBC2 on March 5 fol­low­ing a stop-start first sea­son with Chris Evans at the helm. The gin­ger one has thank­fully left with Matt LeBlanc tak­ing over as lead, and Chris Har­ris and Rory Reid once again pro­vid­ing aux­il­iary sup­port. De­spite the fact that the public has stayed loyal to Clark­son,

May and Hammond - the trio’s new show The Grand Tour was an un­mit­i­gated suc­cess over on Ama­zon Prime - we’re not ready to sound the death knell on Top

Gear just yet.

Else­where, the trailer for Net­flix orig­i­nal Dear White Peo­ple has been re­leased and proved to be ev­ery bit as di­vi­sive as the ti­tle sug­gests. #Boy­cottNet­flix has been trend­ing on Twit­ter and sub­scrip­tions have re­port­edly been can­celled. Is it worth all the con­tro­versy? We’ll find out on when it airs on April 28.

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