Love: Season 2 (2017)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 26


Audience Score

User Ratings: 218
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Air date: Mar 10, 2017
Air date: Mar 10, 2017
Air date: Mar 10, 2017
Air date: Mar 10, 2017
Air date: Mar 10, 2017
Air date: Mar 10, 2017
Air date: Mar 10, 2017
Air date: Mar 10, 2017
Air date: Mar 10, 2017
Air date: Mar 10, 2017
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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 (26) | Top Critics (8)

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…

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…

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…

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

  • 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.
  • Aug 20, 2017
    Mickey starts fight for no reason but her brazen mental illness she belongs in a mental health center not on TV. Her only real addiction is being a crazy b_i_t_c_h.
  • Apr 29, 2017
    I f****** love the show. New sentence the best thing that's happened to my life in a long time. Thank you so much for making it f****** real. Please make some more shows or I might be suicidal... just f****** with you. But really please make some more shows I think I'm getting withdrawals.
  • Mar 26, 2017
    A considerable improvement over the first season, I was quite surprised at how emotional I found myself getting, and the last couple episodes brought me quite close to tears.

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