This Netflix series, created by Judd Apatow, follows two Millennial misfits as they maneuveur through love, friendships and adult life in L.A. This was quite the dysfunctional, funny and endearing roller coaster ride. I really liked this series’ take on love and relationships in the modern times…it was very relatable. Aptatow and them behind this show definitely have a knack for understanding the Millennial.
I loved how the show centers around the relationship between two quirky and deeply flawed individuals with their own set of baggage. As a fellow Millennial, I could definitely relate to the realistic portrayal and the familiar characters. Dealing with themes of addiction, loss, love, perfection, acceptance, etc., the team here did a great job of creating a show that you really wanted to keep watching to see how the character arches would develop. It really captured the ups and downs of a modern relationship.
This was well-written, well-acted and well-shot with a great soundtrack. This series captured the confusion, disillusionment, dysfunction, optimism and everything in between of our generation. This series was also well-cast. The two main leads, Gillian Jacobs (“Mickey”) and Paul Rust (“Gus”) were great…real chemistry and really natural. Friends “Bertie” and “Randy” played by Claudia O’Doherty and Mike Mitchell respectively, were hilarious.
A great mix of humor and drama with a very indie-vibe. I highly recommend this series. Currently streaming on Netflix.