Friday, March 23, 2018

Now on Netflix: Love, Season 3 (2018)

Love, Season 3 (2018) - Created by Paul Rust, Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin; Starring Paul Rust, Gillian Jacobs, Claudia O'Doherty, Mike Mitchell, Chris Witaske, Jordan Rock, Iris Apatow.

By Kenny Howell

The story of Gus and Mickey wraps up its three year run with an uneventful final season.

For the first two seasons, Love has been pretty good at cataloging what happens in a new relationship as we see Gus and Mickey try to stay together despite the things pulling them apart. Gus is a people pleaser afraid of confrontation, and Mickey is a recovering addict that is trying to get things together.

In the third season, we see them pretty much worked through all those issues. They still have their hiccups, but they end up having problems that seem forced just to have material to fill out the season. The best love story in the season doesn't even belong to them, that would go to Bertie and Chris (Claudia O'Doherty and Chris Witaske), who are in that beginning phase we saw Mickey and Gus in back in season one. There's is sweet. Gus and Mickey are that couple you kind of don't want to be around because they are in the mushy phase. They are sprinting to the finish line of making a long term commitment, which is when the normal life kick in for most couples.

There are still funny moments, and Gillian Jacobs is still terrific as Mickey. There just isn't much to the season and it wraps up with a bit of a thud, which is disappointing after an excellent start.

The final season of Love is now on Netflix.

Rating: **

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