• Network: HBO Max
  • Series Premiere Date: May 27, 2020
Season #: 2, 1

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Joshua Alston
    Oct 26, 2021
    The writing remains Love Life’s biggest draw, and Marcus’ world feels richly constructed around him, perhaps more so than in Darby’s story. ... It’s meticulously crafted and snackable.
  2. Reviewed by: Radhika Menon
    Oct 28, 2021
    A show whose second season found many of the weak spots of the first and course-corrected for a fuller, more interesting story. Ultimately, Marcus’s journey to happiness is much more compelling than Darby’s, and that is a welcome improvement.
  3. Reviewed by: Rebecca Nicholson
    May 6, 2022
    It takes a lot of missteps and mistakes and clever moves to get there. It isn’t clear who he will end up with, until it is. But watching this delightful show weave all those elements together until it finds a path to satisfaction is a real treat.
  4. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Oct 28, 2021
    A number of series try to speak to the specific weight people of color carry into the dating pool, but the fact that this show deftly maintains its comedic buoyancy while making Marcus' search for love stand apart in a way that's captivating and ultimately heartening is noteworthy.
  5. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    Oct 28, 2021
    It’s a smart showcase for a talented actor who seizes it with both hands, giving the rom-com genre a jolt as welcome as it is overdue.
  6. Reviewed by: Joel Keller
    Oct 28, 2021
    Love Life‘s second season surpasses the first just by shifting the focus away from a subject we’ve seen so many times to one that has a messier, and more interesting, story.
  7. Reviewed by: Judy Berman
    Oct 28, 2021
    Love Life isn’t the first rom-com to trace a character’s belated emotional coming-of-age through successive relationships, yet Harper’s subtle, unaffected performance and the insight with which the people in his life are written and cast save it from the glibness of rom-coms like John Cusack’s High Fidelity.
  8. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Oct 26, 2021
    While it’s entertaining and a mostly breezy watch, it’s also committed to showing the realities of being one-half of a couple. Love requires work, introspection, and pushing oneself to be bigger and better for the sake of another. Love Life does not shy away from showing that. ... In a series structured so much around one character’s experience, it’s imperative that we connect with and enjoy that person. Harper makes that easy.
  9. Reviewed by: Nina Metz
    Oct 28, 2021
    There isn’t much banter in the series either, and when it does happen it feels like the promise of a show that could have been. ... If only the writing overall were stronger and the storytelling tighter.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 20, 2021
    Really enjoyed this boxset on bbc iPlayer and wish there was more we need another season