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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 19, 2018
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  • Summary: Nuri (Michele Weaver) and Yasir (Will Catlett) look back on their lives in 1990s Los Angeles in this drama series created by Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.
  • Genre(s): Drama
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
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  1. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Jun 19, 2018
    80
    Viewing a depiction of love and relationships as a quest equally as important to men as it is to women grants Love Is ___ a layered sensitivity we don’t often seen on television.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jun 19, 2018
    75
    The producers of Love Is __ clearly know this terrain better than most. And they hope to make it accessible to audiences of all colors without losing the flavors that make it unique.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jun 19, 2018
    70
    The scenes with their friends tend to be livelier and lighter and more ordinarily lifelike than those that Nuri and Yasir have together. They keep Love Is_ from sinking under the weight of its own ardent sincerity.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jun 18, 2018
    63
    As good as Weaver and her Nuri are, the best scenes belong to Victor and her Angela Brown. ... Never bet against a show created by Mara Brock Akil, but feel-good "Love Is __" could use a little more edge and a lot more dramatic tension.
  5. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    Jun 15, 2018
    50
    Love Is has one problem that keeps it from truly working like it could: the chemistry between its leads, a crucial component of any worthwhile rom-com, falls flat when it should fizz. Weaver, at least, is effervescent, giving Nuri a confidence and palpable longing for stability that makes her truly magnetic. Both Yasir and Catlett, however, struggle to keep up with her.
  6. Reviewed by: Robyn Bahr
    Jun 19, 2018
    50
    OWN’s syrupy immersion romance Love Is__ leads with a 1990s meet-tepid between two Hollywood wannabes and then glides along like molasses, allowing low-stakes minutiae to dominate the plotting.
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