I was recently getting waxed.
Ok, so that detail isn’t exactly crucial to this story but it was my waxer who was going on and on about how since breaking up with her long time boyfriend she has turned to dating apps for dates. She hasn’t had much luck, though. She told me that potential suitors won’t even respond to a simple hello. Messages have to be witty, fun and flirty or it’s swipe left.
I told her there is no way I could ever date like a millennial. The rejection would destroy me. I would end up hiding in my house with a pint of ice cream and Netflix. And I certainly wouldn’t subject myself to a wax, that’s for sure.
When she changed the subject and asked what shows I’ve been watching, I told her I had started The West Wing. It might take me a few weeks to get through all seven seasons but I’ll definitely be writing about the political series soon. I also told her I binged out on Love and thought she would get a good laugh from it considering her current dating situation.
Love is a Netflix original from Judd Apatow. It’s got 27 seconds of the best damn opening music, ever. I’m always annoyed that when watching several episodes in succession that Netflix doesn’t just jump past the opening credits. It was totally OK with Love. Check out this Spotify playlist which features the song by Lyle Workman.
Love is about Mickey and Gus and their chance meeting at a mini-market. Both of them have just broken off relationships and what looks like a case of opposites attract is essentially just that. But it takes them ten episodes to figure that out.
I’ve read a lot of criticism about Love. Many suggest this is classic Apatow in a hot girl plus nerdy guy rewrite of Knocked Up and 40-Year-Old Virgin in 30 minute form for Netflix. The criticism isn’t wrong but I liked both of those movies and I liked Love, too.
Watch the official trailer from Netflix (NSFW, language).
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