Lovesick (Netflix 2014, Johnny Flynn)

In season one of Scrotal Recall (as the first season of Lovesick that aired on Channel 4 was known), viewers followed the exploits of hapless 20-something Dylan Witter (Johnny Flynn) who, after receiving a troubling diagnosis, resolves to contact everyone he’s ever slept with to tell them the news.

Each episode focuses on Dylan reaching out to a different girl from his past, which gives him the opportunity to look back on his neurotic mess of a love life and figure out where it all went wrong – all the while missing his most obvious hope at true love that has been under his nose the whole time. Joining him on this trip down memory lane are best friend Evie (Antonia Thomas), and ladies’ man Luke (Daniel Ings). They’ve been by Dylan’s side for years, picking up the pieces after each romantic car crash.

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Season three picked up with Dylan, Evie and Luke still trying to navigate their way through their love lives, in a warts and all take on twenty-something romance. Josh Maguire returns as the hapless Angus, both newly divorced and newly engaged; Hannah Britland reprises her role as Dylan’s love interest, Abigail.

As the series kicks off, Evie must come to terms with her feelings for Dylan, just as his relationship with Abigail gets more serious. Meanwhile Luke struggles in his new quest for love and Angus faces the reality of marrying someone he barely knows. Across the series, the gang try their best to make sense of their love lives by looking forwards, backwards and….sideways.

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production details
UK / Channel 4 – Netflix – Clerkenwell Films / 24 minutes / 2014

Creator: Tom Edge,

cast
Johnny Flynn as Dylan Witter
Antonia Thomas as Evie Douglas
Daniel Ings as Luke Curran
Turlough Convery as McNeish
Riann Steele as Cleo
Vicki Pepperdine as Doctor
Joshua McGuire as Angus
Daisy Beaumont as Vicar
Nikki Amuka-Bird as Anna Leslie
Sara Vickers as Cara
Cara Theobold as Ilona

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