‘Love’ is a romantic, comedy webseries, set in Los Angeles, USA. It is created by Lesley Arfin, Paul Rust and Judd Apatow (‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’, ‘Knocked Up’). The first season premiered on February 19, 2016, having ten episodes and the second season premiered on March 10, 2017, having 12 episodes. After its renewal, the third season, which premiered on March 9, 2018, also has 12 episodes. The show has no fixed runtime, with the duration varying from 27 to 46 minutes.
Over the course of its run, the show has received good ratings from all reputed critics; it has a score of 7.7/10 on IMDB and, even better, 94% on Rotten Tomatoes. The series has also been nominated for the Best Comedy Series Award at Satellite Awards. Some major names in the industry have made guest appearances in the show. ‘Love’ has all the trademarks of a good old Apatow romantic comedy. The relationship between Mickey and Gus is delightful and charming. But most importantly, it is marked by a realistic take on modern relationships, ditching the clichés and cheesy stuff that we usually find the rom-com genre riddled with. It is executive produced by Apatow, Rust, Arfin, Brent Forrester, Dean Holland, Dave King and Ali Rushfield.
Love Cast: Who’s in it?
The cast of ‘Love’ is led by Paul Rust as Gus Cruikshank. He is a writer and comedian who has written for shows and movies like ‘Arrested Development‘, ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ and ‘Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday’. His acting credits include ‘I Love You, Beth Cooper’, ‘Inglorious Basterds’, ‘Bob’s Burgers‘ and ‘Super Fun Nights’. Gillian Jacobs plays the role of Mickey Dobbs. She is known for her work in ‘Girls’, ‘Community’, ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ and ‘Life of the Party’. Claudia O’Doherty appears as Bertie Bauer, Mickey’s roommate. Her other acting credits include ‘The Festival’, ‘Animals’ and ‘Drunk History’, among others.
Mike Mitchell plays the role of Randy Monahan, Gus’ friend who starts a relationship with Bertie. He is known for co-hosting the podcast, ‘Doughboys’. He has also worked in ‘Parks and Recreation‘, ‘The Birthday Boys’, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘ and ‘Little Big Awesome’. Chris Witaske plays the role of Chris Czajkowski, Gus’s friendly neighbour. He has also appeared in ‘What Men Want’, ‘Arrested Development’ and ‘Unicorn Store‘.
The recurring cast includes Brett Gelman as Greg Colter, Iris Apatow as Arya Hopkins, Tracie Thoms as Susan Cheryl, Bobby Lee as Truman, Jordan Rock as Kevin, Charlyne Yi as Cori, Kyle Kinane as Eric, Kerri Kenney as Syd, among others. The guest stars appearing on the show include Jesse Bradford as Carl, Joe Mande as Jeffrey, John Early as Daniel, Stephen Boss as Doobie, Will Sasso as Ben, Chase Ellison as Jacob, John Ennis as Don, Justin Willman as a magician.