‘Starstruck’ is a sweet, funny rom-com that leans into the mess of something new
Things tend to go a little wrong at the start of something big — and rom-com creators know it.
Created by and starring New Zealand comedian Rose Matafeo, Starstruck is a delightful and truly funny ode to the messiness of liking someone new — the chance encounters, the nervous awkwardness, the small misunderstandings that get blown out of proportion, and the inability to know where each other stands.
Oh yeah, and one of you is a movie star.
Set across an easily bingeable six 22-minute episodes, Starstruck is a light, fun, millennial rom-com that revolves around Jessie (Matafeo), a twenty-something from New Zealand working two jobs in London. After a one night stand on New Year’s Eve, Jessie realises after a cheeky Google search she’s just slept with a famous movie star, Tom Kapoor (Nikesh Patel). But it doesn’t end there, of course. Read more…