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Last call for Love

Gillian Jacobs (left) and Paul Rust in love on Love
Gillian Jacobs (left) and Paul Rust in love on Love
Photo: Suzanne Hanover (Netflix)

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10. All times are Eastern.

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Top pick

Love (Netflix, Friday): The premier romantic comedy about people who probably shouldn’t be romantically involved comes to a close this weekend, with a third season of testing the compatibility between not-actually-nice nice guy Gus (Paul Rust) and caustic recovering addict Mickey (Gillian Jacobs). Not an easy sell, but you must remember this: Their characters’ coupling is potentially combustible, but Rust and Jacobs have uncommon chemistry, and they’re surrounded by comic talents—like bottomless font of delight Claudia O’Doherty—that serve as the bases balancing Gus and Mickey’s acidity. Erik Adams loves Love, so he’s sad to see it go—but to paraphrase some of Gus and Mickey’s many Apatovian predecessors, if you Love something, set it free. (Which is to say that we won’t be recapping these final episodes, but we will have an overview of the season, and maybe some follow-up next week.)

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Regular coverage

Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Netflix, recaps continue through Friday)
Jane The Virgin (The CW, Friday, 9 p.m.)
Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, Friday, 9:01 p.m.)
Saturday Night Live (NBC, Saturday, 11:30 p.m.)

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Wild card

Sneaky Pete (Amazon, Friday): Here’s another streaming series that’s being put on the recap bench, because there are only so many hours in a day and dollars in a freelance budget—and for all the people in the world paying $12.99 a month for Amazon Prime, a startling low number of them seem to realize that also gives them access to original TV programming like Sneaky Pete. Kyle Fowle’s willing to look past all of that, though, and he’ll have some thoughts on season two on the site later today.

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Managing editor, The A.V. Club

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