Love Gov: From First Date to Mandate

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Season 1: From First Date to Mandate

Love Gov portrays the federal government as an overbearing boyfriend—Scott “Gov” Govinsky—who foists his “good intentions” on hapless, idealistic college student, Alexis. Each episode follows Alexis’s relationship with Gov as his intrusions wreak (comic) havoc on her life, professionally, financially, and socially. Alexis’s loyal friend Libby tries to help her see Gov for what he really is—a menace. But will Alexis come to her senses in time?


Alexis Smith is like a lot of us: she would love to pay down her student loans, start her own business, obtain healthcare coverage that’s right for her, buy a house, and feel safe and secure from government snooping. There’s just one major stumbling block—her boyfriend, Scott “Gov” Govinsky.

Love Gov: From First Date to Mandate tells the story of Alexis and Gov—a stand-in for every government bureaucrat who is “just here to help.” Will Alexis see her life left in ruins—a victim of Gov and his bad advice—or will she come to her senses in time and see her beau for the menace that he is? Watch Love Gov and find out!

Episode 1. An Education in Debt (5:33)

Alexis meets Gov, a meddlesome young man eager for her to take out more and more student loans—regardless of whether it makes financial sense.

Episode 2. Protection from Jobs (4:35)

Alexis wants to start a business and hire her friend Libby. That sounds dangerous, so Gov is here to help!

Episode 3. A Remedy for Healthcare Choices (5:43)

Alexis needs a new health insurance plan, but the options are so confusing. Here comes Gov to protect her from choices!

Episode 4. House Poor (5:59)

Alexis wants to buy a home. Is Gov going to help? You couldn’t stop him if you tried.

Episode 5. Keeping a Close Eye on Privacy (5:18)

Alexis thinks she’s being spied on. With her being this paranoid, Gov really needs to keep an eye on her!


Love Gov is a project of the Independent Institute in association with Emergent Order.