“Love, Guaranteed”

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8.2

That’s awful ballsy… guaranteeing something as complex and unpredictable as love? Netflix is drunk on power. Fortunately, this is the genre they do best, so it turns out alright. Short and sweet enough to cause a toothache, you’ll want this on repeat like the Tiffany song that plays non-stop in Susan’s adorable car. The story is predictable as all get out, but you can’t help but get sucked in by how adorable it is. It’s an interesting twist, using a dating site as the macguffin to get these two broken hearts to come together under unlikely circumstances. Heather Graham is keeping it evil with this villain streak she’s had going on lately, but it works.

I will never not love Damon Wayans Jr., but Rachel Leigh Cook played off of him really well in this, and there’s a true chemistry that takes the story to a whole other level. From the meet-cute to the “oh hell no, she did not just snub him even though she knows she loves him” moment, this is just what the doctor ordered in the bubble gum entertainment market. I’m forever grateful an entertainment company picked up the baton and has continued the storied history of this genre.

Now, if I can only get this song out of my head…

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