Bookish introvert Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) is perfectly content with her life: watching old movies with her widowed father and ghostwriting papers for her high school classmates to help pay the bills. But her side gig turns personal when lovelorn jock Paul Munsky (Daniel Diemer) hires her to craft love notes to Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire) — a smart, popular girl out of both their leagues… and Ellie’s own secret crush. Just as the duo’s plan begins to work, a new wrinkle emerges: Ellie and Paul have fallen into a deep friendship neither could have anticipated, giving rise to a surprising love triangle. Written and directed by Alice Wu, The Half of It is a heartfelt comedy-of-errors about searching for perfect love—and finding yourself in the process. The cast includes Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire, Enrique Murciano, Wolfgang Novogratz, Catherine Curtin with Becky Ann Baker and Collin Chou. (synopsis via Coming Soon)
Let’s face it – searching and finding love is a complicated business.
Sure, we’d like to believe it’s just like the movies but let’s be honest – it’s not, rife with all kinds of drama, and angst and yes, even humour.
For when hasn’t falling in love not been anything but a glorious comedy of errors? It might end well, it might not, but there’s always a part of it that is perfectly, comedically awkward.
It is where new Netflix series The Half of It lives, a places where friendships emerge from the most unexpected of places, where love isn’t a two-way street but a three-way intersection and where who will end up with who is a whole of mystery and conjecture.
Which is, of course, great television!
Let Cupid do his thing and let us watch and be greatly amused when The Half of It premieres on Netflix on 1 May.