Last fall, Aziz Ansari turned the traditional rom-com sitcom model upside down with “Master Of None.” Genuinely hilarious and touching, it was a portrait of modern relationships that actually felt contemporary, featured an ethnically diverse cast, and made sharp observations about the how men and women communicate. So the bar has been raised, and next month the Judd Apatow-produced “Love” will try to make the grade.
Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust (who also co-wrote and co-produced the show) star in the comedy about Mickey and Gus, who are trying to find love and, naturally, not finding it easily. Here’s the official synopsis:
Created, written and executive produced by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin, Love follows nice guy Gus (Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid. Love is an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships. Brent Forrester and Dean Holland also serve as executive producers of Love.
“Love” hits Netflix on February 19th. Watch below.