Now available on digital from Lionsgate is the first two seasons of the romantic comedy series, Love Life. Both seasons one and two are available on digital.
Love Life first aired on HBO Max back in 2020 (the second season aired in 2021).
Lovie Life features Academy Award® nominee Anna Kendrick (2009, Best Supporting Actress, Up in the Air), and a cast of other wonderful actors.
To be honest, I never heard of the series before. After reading the synopsis, it sounded like something I wanted to check out. I was fortunate to receive both series free in order to do this review.
Here are the official synopsis from each season. I’ll provide my thoughts afterwards.
Love Life Season One
This romantic comedy series tracks Darby Carter (Anna Kendrick) across her twenties as she navigates work and romance in New York City ― often with the insecurities of youth bubbling to the surface. We first meet Darby in 2012 as an NYU grad living with three roommates: impulsive best friend Sara (Zoë Chao), Sara’s easy-going boyfriend Jim (Peter Vack), and brutally-honest friend Mallory (Sasha Compère). Following Darby over the next several years, “Love Life” shows how each of Darby’s encounters brings her closer to finding her “person” ― even if she doesn’t know it yet.
Love Life Season Two
Showcasing all the humor and heartbreak that comes with the search for love, this romantic comedy anthology series follows interconnected millennials as they chart unexpected paths towards finding their soulmates. While the first season sees Darby (Anna Kendrick) looking for love as her insecurities bubble to the surface, Season 2 finds her acquaintance, Marcus Watkins (William Jackson Harper), forced to rebuild his life after his marriage implodes, hoping to find love that will last. Set against the backdrop of New York City and spanning the course of several years, each installment finds our protagonists learning that every relationship and fling brings them closer to their “person,” even if they don’t know it yet.
I started watching two episodes of season one two days ago. I watched it with my husband, but he was not a fan (originally… he changed his mind later on).
Admittedly the first two episodes were a bit slow for me. I know not to give up on a series if the pilot and/or first few episodes are not spectacular. Had I done that I would have missed out on some of my favorite series like The Middle and The Goldbergs.
There are ten episodes in season season, and each episode is approximately thirty minutes.
Yesterday I had nothing to do in the morning before going to work (I work in the afternoon), so I turned on Love Life to watch episode three. I really started to get into the series at that point, so much so I watch episodes five through eight before work. After work I finished by watching episodes nine and ten! It was at that point (with episode nine) that my husband was getting into the series. I had to give him a synopsis of what he missed up to that point.
I binged watched the entire first season in two days. Tonight I plan on watching the first episode or two of season two because I need to find out the backstory to Anna Kendrick’s boyfriend.
I liken this series to Sex in the City, but featuring younger people in their 20’s (and I suspect early 30’s as the episodes progress).
This is NOT a “family friendly” show. There is a lot of sexual situations. Pretty much each episode featured something pertaining to sex.
The series are about the characters ups and downs when it comes to dating and trying to find “the one.” Love, heartbreak, divorce, family, parenting, careers, friendship… it’s all there.
Unlike other series and movies I’ve seen about trying to find “the one,” I think that this series provides a more realistic view when it comes to dating. I’m glad that I’m married (twenty eight years and counting…). I don’t think I could survive the dating world these days. I think I rather stay home with my cats and become a “crazy cat lady.” Ha Ha.
The acting is good. The storylines are genuine. I think many people can relate to what the characters are going through.
I’m sad that there is only two seasons. I would have liked to see more of this series.
I have not started season two yet (I will tonight), but I have no doubt that it won’t be wonderful, especially because we were introduced to the main character in season one, and Anna Kendrick shows up in the second season too.
Look for Love Life seasons one and two on digital. Season one has a retail price of $9.99 and season two $12.99.
Have you seen Love Life? If so, feel free to comment and share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
*I received free digital codes in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.