Love: Season 2 (2017)

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In its sophomore season Love treads the balance between comedy and drama with greater confidence, going deeper into the endearing, frustrating, delightfully realistic relationship of Mickey and Gus.

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Critic Ratings: 27

85%

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User Ratings: 239

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Episodes

Air date: Mar 10, 2017

After coming clean to Gus, Mickey tries to head home to decompress. But an unexpected turn of events keeps them out together late into the night.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2017

Gus goes out to a bar with his guy friends. Meanwhile, an anxious Mickey causes some trouble at a couple-filled dinner party.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2017

An on-set accident rattles the cast and crew of "Witchita." Mickey attempts to help her work friend, Truman, out of a complicated situation.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2017

When Mickey convinces Gus, Bertie and Randy to sample her leftover psychedelic mushrooms, their quiet night takes a turn to the trippy side.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2017

A day of spontaneous adventures introduces a more personal element for Mickey and Gus when they open up and talk about their pasts and begin to let go of fears.

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Gus finds himself caught in the middle of a family dispute over Arya's future when big news hits the "Witchita" set. Mickey starts questioning Randy's motives.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2017

Gus strikes up an unlikely friendship with Dr. Greg while Mickey mingles with her new corporate bosses at a radio station party.

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During an outing, Gus is quick to realize that the father-daughter dynamic between Mickey and her dad is far more complicated than she let on.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2017

Brewing tensions threaten a "Witchita" viewing party that Gus and Mickey are hosting at a friend's mansion they are housesitting for.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2017

New troubles arise in their relationship when Mickey focuses on a big project at work and Gus heads off to the set of Arya's action film.

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After a messy attempt at a first date, Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) puts the breaks on her budding relationship with Gus (Paul Rust). But Gus won't have any of it. So, despite Mickey's misgivings, they proceed and try to build a real relationship by going on real dates and meeting each other's friends, co-workers, even family. However, their personal issues keep getting in the way, and a work opportunity for Gus threatens to unravel the relationship altogether. Claudia O'Doherty, Mike Mitchell, and Chris Witaske return as Bertie, Randy, and Chris respectively. Also returning are Dave Gruber Allen and Steve Bannos as roomies Allan and Frank, Brett Gelman as Dr. Greg, Tracie Thoms as Susan, and Iris Apatow as Arya. Joining the cast for the second season are Rich Sommer as Dustin, Paula Pell as Erika, and David Spade as Steven. Daniel Stern and Andy Dick make guest appearances.

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Critic Reviews for Love Season 2

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (9)

Sure, there are plenty of big dramas out there awaiting your consumption. But here's a little treat, if you're in the mood. Love in the afternoon?

May 16, 2017 | Full Review…

This isn't a show you watch for its deep and intricate plotting. It's an exercise in character, one that happens to feature some truly exciting personalities.

Mar 13, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Whether they're perfectly paired or deadly mismatched, the untangling of their relationship is one of the most satisfying, true-to-life things onscreen right now.

Jul 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Love treads quite a unique balance between comedy and drama in that it neither tries to be hugely comedic nor hugely dramatic, but still manages to grip you.

Mar 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Here's the thing: Just when you're ready to break up with Love, it starts to works its magic on you, thanks to the charms of its cast and a suite of directors... who have a knack for shining a light on the darker, comedic corners of human intimacy.

Mar 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Love is light on plot, sure, but it's huge on character and personality. Its meandering vibe approximates the characters' mindsets.

Sep 30, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Oftentimes, it feels like the only reason they are together is because both of them want to make something work in their life, which might not make for the most romantic TV show, but it does ring true to anyone that has done similarly in their own lives.

Feb 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Both Rust and Jacobs are likable actors, and we root for Gus and Mickey even if they're not the best people, to themselves or others.

Dec 27, 2017 | Full Review…

We still love and loathe both characters, but for slightly different reasons.

Mar 10, 2017 | Full Review…

Love continues to prove that it can spend an entire episode unpacking an argument and taking the time to properly depict the motions of working it out.

Mar 10, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Real life is messy, and once I got past the first two episodes of Love way back in Season 1, I realized Love is one of the most honest portrayals of love in the 21st century.

Mar 10, 2017 | Rating: 4.25/5 | Full Review…

The Judd Apatow-produced comedy-with-drama is even stronger this time around, featuring a great, complex performance by Gillian Jacobs that I'm going to do my best to avoid describing as "fearless."

Mar 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Love: Season 2

  • May 05, 2020
    Loses steam quite quick, kind of boring compared to Season 1 in my opinion.
  • Apr 23, 2020
    Love keeps up the level in this season. It's so beautiful to see these characters develop and grow, not just the main couple, which still are the best part of the show, just watching them talk in a room is funny and heartbreaking and sad and funny again and lovely. This is becoming a great show.
  • Aug 23, 2019
    Love takes a fresh pov on love and relationships.
  • Jun 06, 2018
    it started out bad and just got worse, and mickey went from lovable but anxious to a straight up whore.
  • Mar 21, 2018
    An improved sophomore year for Love, that finds an elevated sense both in the scripts and the chemistry of its two leads. While Gus and Mickey weren't entirely fleshed out last season, this year gives them both compelling backdrop scenarios to work with, and in turn their central relationship grows more complex. The show also finds a more delicate balance for the humor and drama, and it may surprise some viewers how serious this Apatow series is willing to go (particularly in the last third). It still doesn't meet the heights of television's top-tier Rom-Coms (i.e. You're the Worst, Man Seeking Woman, Catastrophe), but it's a fully relatable and enjoyable series, and one that perhaps holds even more promise for its concluding year.
  • Feb 15, 2018
    I don't like the main characters, but this show is pretty entertaining. The side characters are funny, and the Judd Apatow feel is pretty great.
  • Nov 16, 2017
    Hate/Love it...not Love/Hate Mickey is a trifling skank, who is full of herself. Gus and his idiosyncratic issues, is a nerd and desperate for what we all want. Randy and Birdy are so unrealistic. Do the writers get out much?
  • Sep 22, 2017
    I kept watching and hoping it would get better. Instead it was a landscape of insecurity, co-dependance and cringeworthy scenes where character integrity goes out the window. Wishing it was better... I want to give both leads a wake up call (not about their acting - which is quite excellent), but their questionable life decisions.
  • Sep 21, 2017
    Great writing and acting, makes you read between the lines of the subtleties of contemporary relationships.
  • Sep 10, 2017
    Weirdest show I like.

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