If you’re tired of true crime or done with drama, you need to watch Lovesick.
The British sit-com (or Britcom) is awkward, charming, heartbreaking and the perfect Netflix show to counter those January blues now the holidays are over and we’re back to work.
Originally airing in the UK in 2014 under the name ‘Scrotal Recall’ (Yes, it’s punny but kind of please they ditched that one), the first two seasons were on Netflix last year with the third dropping on New Year’s Day.
The premise is simple. After Dylan (Johnny Flynn), a hopeless romantic in his mid twenties, finds out he has chlamydia he's forced to contact all his exes over to tell them to get tested. Jumping back and forth between the past and present, each episode tells the story of what went wrong with that particular relationship. It's a relatable look at love, dating, relationships, friendships, feeling lost and life in general.
The constant throughout the series is his relationship with his two best friends Evie (Antonia Thomas) and Luke (Played by Daniel Ings, aka Mike from The Crown). Luke at first seems like just a playboy providing comic relief, but his character has real depth and ends up having one of the most emotional and powerful story lines in season two and three.
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It's Evie and Dylan that are the real focus of the series, as we seem the two friends flit between platonic love and something deeper. The problem? They never quite manage to feel the same way at the same time. This conflict drives the first two seasons, flitting between the main plot and a side story as other relationships come and go for the pair.