Love is one show which I instantly connected with when I saw its first season. It was sweet, a little funny but relatable. To be really honest, I never thought the show would get a second season because the storyline seemed predictable after Mickey and Gus ended up together in the finale of season one.
Season two of Love literally starts from where season one ended and although the storyline was predictable, the 2 central characters and their conflicts kept me interested. As a viewer, I was rooting for the characters to stay together, sort out their differences and even sort out their own personal mess but the beauty of the show is that the characters are messed up in a very unique and they take their own sweet time to get to a particular state of mind.
Season one of Love focused on coming of age of both the characters, the second season of the show focused on growing up together and making mature choices. Mickey and Gus make conscious decision to move over from their traumatic pasts, struggles at their respective workplaces and even troubled relationship with a parent. Both Mickey and Gus are adorable together and if you were a mutual friend of the two, you would most like tell them about how they should sort out their differences and how they would not find anyone better, ever.
They both are perfect for each other!
(A theory from HIMYM helps to prove the point)
The show works because you feel for the characters as they are very real and relatable. I’ve always dreamed of having a hot girlfriend (I still dream about that) and when that happens I am pretty sure that I am going to behave very much like Guss did.
Watch the show if you still haven’t. Both seasons of Love are streaming now on Netflix.