Netflix's new romcom 'Love in the Villa' review
The Netflix confection Love in the Villa invokes two well-established traditions.
The Vampire Diaries’s Kat Graham and Umbrella Academy’s Tom Hopper star in a passable, if not particularly sizzling, romcom set in Verona.
Written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson, Love in the Villa combines both into another ephemeral confection off the streaming assembly line.
The hook here is that the central couple meet in picturesque Verona – as corny a romantic location as it gets.
Verona is, of course, the setting of Romeo and Juliet or, as Graham’s Julie tells her classroom, “the most romantic and tragic love story of all time”.