Love Life: Season 1

Love Life: Season 1

Love Life: Season 1

Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick is in search for love - fleeting, lasting, frightening, glorious love - in the first season of this New York-set HBO series from executive producer Paul Feig (Bridesmaids).

2020USAHBO
ComedyRomance

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
5 August 2020

Augie Jeong

After struggling to make romantic connections throughout her adolescence and college days, Darby finally falls in (requited) love.

EPISODE 1.2
5 August 2020

Bradley Field

A year after Augie, Darby falls for her recently divorced boss, Bradley.

EPISODE 1.3
5 August 2020

Danny Two Phones

Darby runs into an old flame and spends the rest of the day trying to get him off her mind.

EPISODE 1.4
5 August 2020

Magnus Lund

Feeling empowered after her experience with Danny, Darby embarks on a noncommittal hookup bender, until she falls for up-and-coming chef Magnus.

EPISODE 1.5
5 August 2020

Luke Ducharme

When a therapist encourages her to address her fear of rejection, Darby recalls being 15 and applying to boarding school to get her parents' attention.

EPISODE 1.6
5 August 2020

Magnus Lund Part II

It's 2016 and Darby's now hitched. As her marriage becomes increasingly distant, Darby reconnects with someone from her past who's determined to make amends for his callous behavior.

EPISODE 1.7
5 August 2020

Claudia Hoffman

When Darby has a medical scare, her overbearing mom, Claudia, comes to town to help. As mother-daughter tensions rise, we learn that Claudia's past relationship struggles may have rubbed off on Darby. Despite their differences,... MORE the two try their best to connect.

EPISODE 1.8
5 August 2020

Sara Yang

The girls head upstate to celebrate Mallory's engagement. At the cabin, Darby struggles to get through to Sara as their paths continue to diverge.
EPISODE 1.9
5 August 2020

Augie Again

After a "serendipitous" reunion, Darby and Augie find themselves falling into a comfortable, full-blown relationship (again). However, Darby is soon left wondering whether "comfortable" is enough.
EPISODE 1.10
5 August 2020

The Person

Now an overextended gallery owner, Darby relishes some much-needed alone time during a friend's New Year's Eve wedding. The ceremony fosters a new appreciation for her perfectly imperfect life.

Love Life: Season 1 / Reviews

IndieWire

IndieWire

Kendrick's talents as a fierce, often biting, performer - who can channel powerful emotions into specific gestures and phrases - are wasted on Darby, who's painted purely in broad strokes.

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Collider

Collider

Love Life is borderline appalling in its familiarity... And yet, somehow, some way, Love Life avoids being a genre-reliant retread or wimpy conglomeration of plot points from better movies or shows

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Variety

Variety

Love Life is a piece of content that makes for amiable company and that doesn't stand out as particularly grievous; as part of a library graded on capacity rather than curation, it fits right in.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The semi-remarkable thing is how frequently Kendrick holds the show together. She's funny even when the scripts aren't, because Kendrick is a master of slightly askew line-readings.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Love Life fails to live up to either of those expectations, offering rote observations about interpersonal relationships and shallow characterization.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Series creator Sam Boyd takes us into a world in which love is at once tentative, earnest, intoxicating and doomed, where the music department goes with synths for sex and soulful tearjerkers for break-ups. The target audience should dig it.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Even Kendrick's considerable talent and skill can't make up for the show's overall flimsiness.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Just when a viewer thinks the show is mainly frosting with little to no cake, Love Life steers into far more substantial and surprising territory... Say what you must about Kendrick's trademark cutesiness, it's her acting chops that really pay off here.

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