Fresh off of last summer's hit comedy film "Trainwreck," Judd Apatow is back with a new romantic comedy series called "Love," which hits Netflix on Friday. Despite Season 1 premiering a few days after Valentine's Day, "Love" won't be the usual romance story viewers are used to seeing and will take on issues that relate to today's dating world.
"Love" follows a modern romance between two characters named Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs). According to Netflix, Gus is the "nice guy," while Mickey is referred to as a "brazen wild-child." The two will "navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid." Netflix has ordered two seasons of "Love" and Season 2 is expected to begin filming in March.
Jacobs told the New York Times that the show isn't a typical romantic comedy. She said Gus and Mickey are two flawed characters with a lot of baggage and personal problems they'll both have to deal with.
"They both have a lot of anger under the surface, a lot of frustration. I find that when you date someone who is messier on the surface, you feel like, oh, I’m the good one. That’s just like, easier. But if you look deeper, we all have things we need to address," Jacobs said.
In an interview with HitFix, Apatow said he approached the show knowing that people were likely to consume multiple episodes in one sitting. This allowed him to make the story continuous, but still allow viewers to take a break wherever they choose. He added that each episode of "Love" will be like "a little movie," and will advance the romantic relationship between Gus and Mickey.
"Well, it's a story of a relationship, so each episode is a little bit how the relationship clicks forward a step. So, this is the first time they saw each other. This is the first time they talked. This is the first time they called each other. So there was a logical break in the story," Apatow dished.
To watch "Love" you will need to have a Netflix account. Netflix is available for $7.99 a month and if you haven't signed up yet, you can enjoy the first season of "Love" for free because the streaming service offers a free month trial to new users. You'll be able to watch the show on your desktop, TV or even through the Netflix app on tablet or cell phone devices. "Love" Season 1 becomes available for streaming Friday, Feb. 19, at 12:01 a.m. PST.
Watch the trailer for "Love" Season 1 below: