Thursday, December 24, 2020

Love Me Review: A Smart, Funny, and Realistic Look Into Love and Relationships

Release date: December 24, 2020
Running time: Six 45 minute episodes
Starring: Johan Ulveson, Josephine Bornebusch, Gustav Lindh, Ia Langhammer, Görel Crona, Dilan Gwyn, Sofia Karemyr, Sverrir Gudnason, Nina Zanjani, Christopher Wagelin, Eva Fritjofson
Writer/Director: Josephine Bornebusch

Love Me is about love and relationships at three distinct times of life. It looks at how people experience love and passion across different generations? A warm and humorous series about love, sex, fear, and pain. A series about life, from start to finish.  The series follows three main characters, Sten, Clara, and Aron and their journey through various types and stages of love.  

I didn't really know what to expect from a Swedish series about love and relationships but I was very pleasantly surprised to find this series!  The variety of both characters and life stages make this series enjoyable, nuanced, and relatable.  You have someone who is old and established in their relationship, someone who is starting to lose faith in the whole relationship process, and someone who is young and passionate.  And they are all in the same family so you get some really funny interactions between them as they support and bicker just like family members.  And part of this is accomplished because of the fantastic cast.  Everyone feels quirky but real and realized, with hopes, dreams, regrets, and all the essential ingredients of a good drama.  

And through this all you quickly fall in love with the characters and the scenarios because of the amazing writing.  It is sharp, clever, funny, and emotional.  Even though the original language is Swedish, the jokes are universal and I found myself laughing out loud at many of them as I was reading the subtitles.  But the writing also deals with real topics and issues; this is not just a sitcom, it is a smart exploration of love and relationships that explores relevant, current topics.  The series deals with some heavy and painful life problems as well and does so wonderfully.  It is a nice balance of humor and drama that will have you laughing one second and then crying the next.  

I also loved the shot choice and cinematography.  It is subtle, but the series does so much correctly that you can't help but appreciate it.  There are little touches, like a scene where two characters are talking and get into their cars.  The cars are parked in such a way that both characters can open their doors while staying in frame, a subtle but amazingly smart choice to keep the scene moving. And the series is filled with instances like this, just very smart choices that will help the series move and not distract you.  It makes everything engaging and very watchable. 

Love Me is a smart, realistic, and funny series about love and relationships that will touch both your funny bone and your heart.

Watch it.

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