TV Tango Search


|              FREE: Ask a TV Expert

I Love Dick

I Love Dick

  • Premiered: 
    May 12, 2017
    (Click date to see TV listings for that day)

  • Network: Amazon
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter:
  • Tags:

Buy This Show on DVD or Watch Online

No DVDs Available
(That We Know Of)
  • Click icon to watch or own full episodes
    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Created by the TRANSPARENT writer and director Jill Soloway with the playwright Sarah Gubbins -- and adapted from Chris Kraus' 1997 cult classic of the same name -- I LOVE DICK is a half-hour comedy series that centers on Chris, a frustrated New York filmmaker, who finds herself marooned in Marfa, Texas, where her academic husband, Sylvere, has a writing residency. Amid the dusty silence, art snobs, and tumbleweeds, she meets renowned scholar Dick Jarrett. When her latest work is accepted into the Venice International Film Festival, Chris finally gets her big break. She plans to head to Italy after dropping off Sylvere at a residency fellowship program in the remote West Texas art haven of Marfa, run by Dick. Excited for their new prospects, Chris and Sylvere sublet their cramped New York apartment and set out on a cross-country road trip. When they arrive in Marfa, Chris's plan to drop off Sylvere and continue on to glory in Venice falls apart when she learns that the festival has pulled her film over a licensing dispute for rights to a song she failed to clear. Her plans shattered, Chris finds herself stranded in a small town with nothing to do but confront her failing artistic career. It isn't long before Dick catches her eye. Dick is as much mysterious cowboy as he is art star, and Chris is immediately drawn to him. After Dick belittles Chris and expresses doubt that women can make art as good as men's, Chris finds that her attraction has inexplicably turned into obsession. Fueled by the encounter, Chris begins to write letters to Dick that she never plans on giving him. But when she realizes that they represent her best work yet, Chris knows that she can't keep the letters to herself. Soon everyone in town is reading them, setting off a chain reaction of explosive artistic expression and wild self-discovery among the residents of Marfa -- and upending Chris and Sylvere's preconceptions about love and monogamy. An exploration of the female gaze and how we tell stories about love and desire, I LOVE DICK charts the evolution of a marriage, the awakening of an artist and the deification of a man named Dick. I LOVE DICK debuted at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, January 23, four months before Amazon released the entire eight-episode first season on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Amazon Studios


  • - Marfa, Texas USA