If fans expecting Judd Apatow’s return to television to be similar in feel to his classic “Freaks and Geeks” and the lesser, but still enjoyable “Undeclared,” they will likely be disappointed.Instead, with its tone, characters and cringe-inducing moments, his new Netflix series “Love” has more in common with the Apatow-produced “Girls.” That is, if “Girls” were set in L. and unable to find the lovable, relatable center of deeply damaged characters.However, rather than bounce back and forth between the two it would probably be best for the viewer to think of it all as a documentary and separate the fiction later.Charlyne Yi makes for a very quirky but funny and cute protagonist, and Michael Cera brings all the appeal of his personality and is so incredibly likeable that the girls will find him adorable and the men will understand why.Later that night, Mickey ends up at a self-help seminar on love that an ex invited her to and confesses to the crowd, “Hoping for love has (expletive) ruined by life.” Thirtysomethings Gus and Mickey have been in toxic relationships, but they conveniently blame their predicaments on popular culture — movies and songs that promote easy love and happy endings.Neither of them look deeper into themselves or try to deal with anything difficult when it happens.As their relationship begins to take shape it becomes the focus of the documentary and Charlyne may have to admit that she is finally beginning to know what love is.
is an anti-romantic comedy, the story of two people fooled by Hollywood into believing in meet-cutes, grand gestures and the fulfilling simplicity of true love, only to realize that not everybody gets, or necessarily deserves, a storybook courtship.
You might also recognized Charlyne Yi from the Will Ferrell movie Semi-Pro, in which she played Wheelchair Jody.
She's also appeared in Knocked Up and Cloverfield.
Charlyne Yi, born January 4, 1986, is a writer, stand-up comedian and performance artist.
She gained some notoriety when she wrote and starred in the fictionalized indie documentary Paper Hearts with then-boyfriend Michael Cera.