Ann Marie Baldonado. I'm Terry Gross. Our guests, Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust, star in the new Netflix comedy series "Love" as two people who are trying to figure out if they want to start a relationship with each other. Let's start with a scene from "Love.
Paul Rust on the Final Season of Netflix's "Love" | Under The Radar Magazine
Rust, a thirty-four-year-old comedian and writer, who created the series along with his wife, Lesley Arfin, and Judd Apatow, has a mop of dark hair, a beaked nose, and a not especially strong chin, which he accentuates by slinking his head back into his body when he talks. The disparity in conventional physical attractiveness between Rust and Jacobs has not gone unnoticed. So it seems, initially, that Gus is just another ostensibly nice nerd-king man-child of the Apatow universe, who, by dint of a little effusiveness and a lot of just being there, manages to seduce—or, at least, capture—the women around him, who happen to be better-looking and more interesting than he is. But, thanks in part to the instant intimacy engendered by binge-streaming a TV show, Gus becomes interesting himself, and even endearing, in part for the very reasons that he is initially off-putting. He is riding with Mickey, whom he has only recently met, and she is at once entertained and impressed by his breakdown, which is occurring in front of a relative stranger. She is plainly amused, and curious, but also skeptical, and certainly not enchanted.
Love: offbeat romcom about addiction, dating and two basically terrible people
It is quite apparent that Netflix has been providing us with a plethora of outstanding shows for a while now. Yet, even with this being the case, the major downside of this is that a lot of outstanding shows tend to be overshadowed by the abundance of options it offers. This surely needs to change immediately. A massive reason behind many shows flying under the radar is the fact that they were short-lived. However, that does not mean that they are automatically bad.