Season 2 (2017)
Watch Love Season 2 on Netflix
Created by: Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, Paul Rust
Starring: Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust, Claudia O'Doherty
The show follows complete opposites Mickey and Gus, now a couple, navigating the world of dating in Los Angeles.
This has already been renewed for a 3rd season.
I didn't like the first season very much (read my Season 1 review), but season 2 fixes most of my issues, the chief one being the pacing problems which teased Gus and Mickey getting together for the entire season. Now they are together, experiencing the ups and downs of a relationship.
While I enjoyed the show and I'm more receptive to the third season than I was the second, I can't call this off beat meandering comedy a must watch. This is good, but doesn't quite stand out enough with all of the content available.
The synopsis that played just before season two started made season one look enjoyable, but the story arc was incredibly slow. I knew from the first episode they'd end up together. That seemed like the story, and what we got was filler until that happened. I expect if I re-watched season one I'd like it more, but you could start with season two.
I wonder how Mickey still has a job at the radio station. She misses meetings, doesn't do much, and has endless amounts of free time. How is Mickey not fired? I can kind of see how Gus has free time as his job as a tutor on set only seems to take a few hours, but his student Arya is a bit one note. She is the vapid teen actor that's a diva beyond her years. David Spade cameos as her dad this season.
With Gus out of town and their time apart not helping, Mickey's self destructive behavior kicks in and she texts an ex, Dustin. Dustin becomes enamored with her all over again as she tries to cover up her misdeeds.