I don't watch a ton of TV that doesn't involve clotheslines, suplexes, and piledrivers, but a few shows have stuck with me over the years. One is Judd Apatow's Undeclared, which I think is much better than Freaks & Geeks or anything else he did on the small screen. Minority opinion, certainly, but that's okay. It does get me excited to see his next foray into TV with Love, a Netflix comedy series starring Paul Rust and Gillian Jacobs.
The series' first teaser has been released and it doesn't offer any footage, just a flurry of phrases that can be applied to some relationships, and some that are not so likely to be heard. Here's the official synopsis:
Created, written and executive produced by Judd Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin, Love follows nice guy Gus (Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, love and other things they were hoping to avoid. Love is an unflinching, hilarious and excruciatingly honest take on modern relationships. Brent Forrester and Dean Holland also serve as executive producers of Love.
Rust is part of the Apatow clique along with Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and those guys but he hasn't really taken off the way they have. His first major film role was in I Love You, Beth Cooper (overshadowed by Hayden Panatierre), followed by a part in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds (overshadowed by everyone), but he's been busy on everything from Funny People to Bob's Burgers. He's mostly been busy as a writer and worked on the script for Pee-Wee Herman's upcoming Netflix special. Jacobs is best known for NBC's Community, but she was great during her brief stint on HBO's Girls, which Apatow exec-produces.
All 10 episodes of Love hit Netflix on February 19th.