Lovesick is a tender, romantic gem of a TV show.
Lovesick is what happens when great shows are given bad names.
The British TV series made its US debut on Netflix in 2015, under the much different title of Scrotal Recall. I don’t understand why anyone would ever choose a moniker that conjures up the idea of male genitalia and flashbacks, but then again I may not have my finger on the pulse of TV show title trends. However, when Netflix first started promoting the show, I was not alone in my befuddlement.
Scrotal Recall changed its title to Lovesick ahead of its second season, which arrived on Netflix in 2016.
Lovesick is a much less memorable name then Scrotal Recall, but it still gets at the show’s premise: Dylan (Johnny Flynn) is diagnosed with chlamydia and has to call the women he’s been intimate with to inform them of his recent diagnosis. In each episode, we see flashbacks to Dylan’s romances with those women (and why said romances didn’t work out), and along the way we also become familiar with Dylan’s most cherished relationships: his friendships with Evie (Antonia Thomas) and Luke (Daniel Ings).
The basics of this premise, coupled with a title like Scrotal Recall, might signal a dude-bro raunch-com about sex feats. But Lovesick is actually a funny and tender gem of a show. Thanks to recent inclement, freezing weather, I managed to binge the entire eight-episode third season, which launched on Netflix on New Year’s Day, over the course of a weekend.
Here’s what I really like about the series, and why you too should consider checking it out.
1) The premise is much more clever than it might sound
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