Fairy Tale love stories, according to the childhood story books, all have one thing in common—there is some sort of hardship that the couple must overcome to be together. “Love Is” takes us on the journey through the ups and downs of Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil’s quest for true love. A day shy of love at first sight, the main characters fall in love almost instantly. Although there were plenty of barriers to make the beginning of their tryst less than perfect, the story unfolds and takes the audience through the half-truths and untested ‘I love yous’ of Nuri and Yasir.
Nuri is a writer for a black sitcom and typically puts her job before everything else in her life. Yasir is an aspiring writer and director, but he is jobless and homeless. The two are at completely different points in their careers and at this point in the series, Nuri has absolutely no idea how difficult things are for Yasir.
As the season progresses and their differences become more apparent, how will the two seal the smalls cracks in the foundation of this new love? Tune into OWN on Tuesdays at 10/9c.