HBO Max came out swinging by releasing a HUGE catalog of television shows. I will unveil a new series in which I watch the pilot episode from the catalog and tell you if it’s worth binging.
Today I am going to tackle one of the first HBO Max Original shows, Love Life.
Anna Kendrick stars in a fresh take on a romantic comedy anthology series about the journey from first love to lasting love, and how the people we’re with along the way make us into who we are when we finally end up with someone forever. With Zoë Chao, Peter Vack and Sasha Compere.
S1E1: Augie Jeong
The awkward banter between Darby and Augie is the heartbeat of the episode. Relationships are hard, and being within one and falling for someone out of the blue moves changes the game.
The tongue in cheek homelike feel to the show makes it relatable. You don’t feel the stereotypes that you get in typical Hollywood fashion. You can relate to Darby, and that is what made this episode worth watching.
They made an excellent casting choice for Darby with Anna Kendrick. She is charming, sweet, and yet very quirky and funny. You could tell Kendrick enjoyed her time within this role.
For a thirty-minute pilot, SO MUCH HAPPENED. They wrote a mouthful to chew on, and it was frustrating to try and keep up.
The entire pilot was a very homey feeling. They made it an authentic experience for the viewer. Kendrick is an absolute delight in the role, and she always seems to fly under the radar.
The Pilot is A LOT, but I do think it is worth continuing the series.
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