Love Monkey: Season 1 (2006)


Season 1
Love Monkey

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Tom Cavanagh and Judy Greer mount an irresistible charm offensive in Love Monkey, a jaunty series that aims for chic but works best when it accepts that it's hip to be square.

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Critic Ratings: 34

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 17, 2006
2
Air date: Jan 24, 2006
3
Air date: Feb 6, 2006
4
Air date: Apr 18, 2006
5
Air date: Apr 25, 2006
6
Air date: May 2, 2006
7
Air date: May 9, 2006
8
Air date: May 16, 2006

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Critic Reviews for Love Monkey Season 1

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (22)

Cavanagh's offbeat, rapid-fire delivery carries the hour about the travails of a single guy surrounded by three married and/or romantically committed friends. It seems real, and not just because Tom wears iPod earbuds.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

"Love" is better in theory than in practice.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Best of all, Tom is played by Tom Cavanagh, the charming star of Ed. Cavanagh plays boyish immaturity with wit and without embarrassing himself. His characters grow up in distinctive ways.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

I hope Love Monkey develops his potential over the long haul in more episodes. So you might say, I'm interested in the show, but not quite ready for a commitment.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…
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The delicate politics of platonic male-female friendship have yet to be fully mined for comedy, and these two could pull it off splendidly.

Sep 18, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The Love Monkey pilot has promise; now it's time for the writers to stop monkeying around and deliver the goods.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Love Monkey is an anomaly, an intelligent, well-written dramedy for adults about adults, even if some of the chords it hits are in a minor key.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Love Monkey is a smart, character-driven show, the kind that's totally out-of-sync with CBS's procedural crime dramas. Fans of quality drama, take note: Swing with this "Monkey" while you can.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

What makes Love Monkey interesting for me is how the quartet performs for one another. For me, this speaks to a key feature in U.S. culture, wherein men are expected to behave in such a way even among their closest friends.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Yes, it may be a watered-down network version of the kind of music lover/obsessive that John Cusak played in High Fidelity, but it's nice to have cool music and the backdrop of New York in the series.

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Captures the peculiar New York romance of being able to grab a slice of pizza at an all-night place and eating it just out of reach of raindrops. Not that I've ever done that. But isn't it wonderful that I could if I really felt like it?

Sep 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Love Monkey creator Michael Rauch keeps facile wisdom to a bare minimum, and a certain urban energy level turned up. He was also smart enough to cast the ultra-groovy Judy Greer.

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Audience Reviews for Love Monkey: Season 1

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