Love: Season 3 (2018)

Plot: For the first time in this show, we start the season in a place where we’ve never seen Gus and Mickey before, in a happy and content relationship. They’re fully committed to each other. In this final outing for the couple, we see them navigate their way through this new stage in their relationship which still has many ups and downs.

Created By: Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, Paul Rust

Starring: Gillian Jacobs, Paul Rust, Claudia O’Doherty, Chris Witaske.

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I’m so fond of this show, I was gutted when I found out this was the final season. I love these characters and I’m not ready to let them go but all good things must come to an end and a beautiful end it was. One that complemented the show and what’s come before. It was satisfying and a perfect way to end these beloved characters’ journeys.

As the viewer, you’re a participant in this relationship as events of it unfold on screen. You find yourself having an opinion on the issues they have whether you like it or not. You’re like the friend who’s too scared to take sides so you silently pick a side.

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It’s probably one of the most relatable shows on Netflix. I’ve loved every single season. There was one episode in season three that I didn’t particularly enjoy. It was the episode dedicated entirely to Bertie and I do like Bertie and I get why they did it. She’s an important character with depth and they wanted to show the audience that she’s not to be sidelined but I missed Gus and Mickey. I guess I’m just biased. Bertie can often be annoying but I felt sorry for her in this season. She went through a lot. She did deserve to take centre stage for an episode, I think it was needed to allow the character to progress and develop.

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I love that the show was able to end on its own terms, as much as I would love another season, it was a beautiful ending which gives us all hope. Gus and Mickey are two of my favourite characters on TV. It’s such an easy going sitcom that I will miss and probably binge watch once every year. It’s a feel good show and everybody needs a feel good show in their lives!

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