On my Netflix watch listing this week: Love Village, a brand new collection that jogs my memory of Terrace Home

Singles from round Japan share a good looking house within the countryside. We observe their makes an attempt at discovering love, as a actuality TV collection digicam rolls, whereas commentators add their (usually hilarious) perspective. Which may sound like an outline of Terrace Home, the Japanese actuality collection that discovered worldwide recognition on Netflix till it resulted in 2020, however it’s really a abstract of Love Village — an all-new Netflix collection the streaming large has simply launched.

The primary 4 episodes of Love Village at the moment are streaming on Netflix, a part of the weekly rollout that these sorts of exhibits usually adhere to. We’ll should see how the entire thing unfolds, in fact, however talking as a fan of Terrace Home it actually feels to me like this new collection is an try by Netflix to enhance on that earlier present. As a result of the format and basic concept behind Love Village are just about the identical, with one crucial distinction:

Terrace Home threw collectively a various mixture of younger singles who have been generally directionless, not very skilled in terms of relationship, and even nonetheless learning in school. It wasn’t said outright, however the assumption was that just about everybody who moved into the home would sort of pair up, or attempt to. Love Village, in distinction, options contributors who’re all at the very least 35 years outdated and who’re in search of a severe relationship — the type that they hope could be their final.

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Due to that, I’m hoping that there’s not the identical stage of social awkwardness, insecurity, and seek for objective that characterised so lots of the contributors of Terrace Home.

Requiring the contributors of Love Village to be at the very least 35 suggests at the very least the potential of extra stability and expertise in life and love. The setting alone additionally makes me assume this new Netflix launch may simply be the proper Zen-filled collection to get pleasure from alongside my present Prime Video favourite, Jinny’s Kitchen. We will see.