The Post Goes Through Past Shows and Movies Featuring Locals
By LILY TINOCO | Reporter
Having extended free time under Safer at Home orders has led me to explore a wider range of television series. I was first lured into watching Netflix’s “Love” following a friend’s recommendation.
The series, co-created by former Palisadian Judd Apatow, is an unconventional “dramedy” that only gets better as you continue watching. It was released on February 19, 2016, and stars Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust.
“Love” follows the lives of two individuals who couldn’t be any more dissimilar, light-hearted Gus Cruikshank (Rust) and unruly Mickey Dobbs (Jacobs), as they seek modern romance in Los Angeles—revealing the two as an unlikely couple but weirdly, the perfect fit in the first season.
The show is full of hidden gems and charming moments, from Gus’ amateur band that writes music for a fake CW drama “Witchita” to its filming locations, which take you all over LA: Highland Park, Venice, Echo Park and even the Metro.
As the series plays out, it features a handful of surprise guests, including comedians Vanessa Bayer, Brett Galman and actor Rich Sommer. However, my favorite recurring role on the show might be the youngest one in the series, played by Iris Apatow, daughter of Leslie Mann and executive producer of the show, Judd. Iris plays a child actor “Arya” and is a fun addition to the cast.
The show is bold, funny and uncomfortable at moments, but draws a true reality of being a young adult in the City of Angels—something that really isn’t easy to encapsulate.
Each episode has a run-time of a half-hour, and the show wrapped up its third and final season in 2018. The drama-romance-comedy “Love” includes a moderate level of profanity and scenes that would not be appropriate for kids, earning it a TV-MA rating.
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