Manhattan Love Story: Season 1 (2014)


Season 1
Manhattan Love Story

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Saddled with a worn setup and offensively bad jokes, Manhattan Love Story isn't very lovable.

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Critic Ratings: 44

60%

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User Ratings: 88

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 30, 2014

A New York City native is set up with a small-town woman in the opener of this series examining the thoughts of a young couple as they begin their relationship.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2014

Dana runs into Peter while he's on a date with another woman.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2014

Dana searches for a date to a dinner party hosted by Amy.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2014

A dinner date goes bad for Dana and Peter. Meanwhile, Amy and David spend an evening babysitting.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2014

Dana and Peter have a disagreement about "Love Actually."

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Air date: Dec 3, 2014

Dana reveals an embarrassing hobby to Peter.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2014

An impending storm caps off a tough week for Dana.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2014

Dana replaces Peter as her date to a wedding.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2014

Peter doesn't invite Dana to Thanksgiving because he is embarrassed by his family.

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Air date: Dec 3, 2014

Peter finds out Dana is still friends with all of her exes.

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Critic Reviews for Manhattan Love Story Season 1

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (22)

Manhattan Love Story is a sitcom so odious that it almost makes one yearn for last year's ABC stink bomb, Mixology.

Sep 17, 2014 | Full Review…

The gender stereotypes in the pilot spoil everything. Men like sex, women like purses. Breaking news: Audiences like fresh material.

Sep 15, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

No. No, thanks. No chemistry.

Sep 30, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

If viewers stick around for the second episode, they will grow to like the show and the oddball way this unlikely pair start down the road to romance.

Sep 30, 2014 | Full Review…

The worst that can be said for Manhattan Love Story is that it's bland.

Sep 30, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…

New Yorkers Dana (Analeigh Tipton) and Peter (Jack McDorman) aren't appealing enough to make us care what they're thinking.

Sep 30, 2014 | Full Review…

One of several forgettable comedies this season.

Sep 23, 2014 | Full Review…

It is very cute and somewhat funny.

Sep 19, 2014 | Full Review…

Both characters are insufferable in their own ways, and the faster viewers change the channel, the better off they will be.

Sep 17, 2014 | Full Review…

Once you get past the standard stuff, there are some heartwarming moments served up by Analeigh Tipton, Jake McDorman and their co-stars.

Sep 15, 2014 | Full Review…

Jake McDorman is a bland dudebro with little presence; Analeigh Tipton is equally charisma-free. Together they both fail to enliven this generally lunkheaded material, which tries for rom-com lightness but falls conspicuously flat at every turn.

Oct 1, 2014 | Full Review…

If you don't change channels, you might just find yourself yelling "Shut up!" at your television.

Oct 1, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Manhattan Love Story: Season 1

  • Jun 19, 2015
    Sweet and simple, this show was good while it lasted.
  • Feb 27, 2015
    Funny, Cute and a bit awkward, just like every love natural story. :) Shame that it was cancelled..
  • Feb 03, 2015
    this show is total shit.
  • Jan 19, 2015
    I really like this show. It is so lovely.
  • Oct 23, 2014
    I think the show is adorable and quirky. I say just enjoy it for what it is. Is there stereotyping? Yes. Are some jokes crude? Yes. Do we all know people like this in real life? Yes. So what's the problem? Everyone is always searching for something that hasn't been done, but I say, why not just enjoy this cute and quirky idea.....I like it!
  • Oct 22, 2014
    I really enjoy this show. I love the commentary in these two daters minds and it's a lot of what goes into most peoples heads when they start dating. I love the characters, they are all great, except maybe for the sister, she doesn't seem to fit it, it's like her humor and how she flows with everyone doesn't jive well. But I think the story line is cute, it's another dating show and I don't mind dating shows. It's cute and I'll keep watching.
  • Oct 02, 2014
    Unlike its lead-in comedy Selfie on ABC, I have many expectations about this pilot. While its concept will not change the romantic sitcom genre, it is clever to see both sides of the love story in this show using both of the protagonists’ inner thoughts on the voice over and it’s quite promising. But man, this pilot is quite a dud. I would say this is the worst pilot I have seen this fall television season. My first problem with this pilot is that instead of seeing the love story on both sides, we get to see only Dana’s side of the love story. Peter’s side of the love story is nowhere to be found in this pilot. My second problem with this pilot is that the pace of the plot seems rushed and confusing. I pray that the pilot episode I have seen is not the original version because if it is, then damn, it’s the writer’s fault for rushing the pace of the plot which makes this pilot a confusing one to watch. My third problem with this pilot is the lack of chemistry between the protagonists Dana and Peter. There is this term called “opposites attract” and yes, it’s possible. But for this pilot, that term does not work here. Again, it might be attributed from the rushed pace of the pilot. This could be a fatal mistake of this show. My last problem with this pilot is the humor. It’s god damn awful and not funny. It seems way too forced. The humor had its moments but compared to Selfie, the latter seems more funnier because at least it makes sense. However, I do like Analeigh Tipton’s performance as Dana. She is so beautiful and she played her character well. Dana is also very likable and cute which gives life to this show in my opinion. As for Jake McDorman’s performance as Peter, he is not the best actor but he played his role well enough for me to believe he is not some actor playing a character. As for Peter himself, I am quite mixed. His honesty and his sense of realism is refreshing for a romantic sitcom. I would have agreed with him if he didn’t come out as an asshole during the pilot. The reasoning for this is that we only see Julie’s side of the story and not Peter’s side of the story so I expect episodes where both Julie and Peter had their fair share of screen time (which was the reason why I watch this show) or where Peter has his own episode. I will give Peter some more time if I would like him or not. The most surprising thing about this pilot is that the show tackles about people who have dreams about New York City, like it’s a city haven but it’s not. It acknowledges that New York City is a not a nice place to stay with many rude people and its dirty environment without bashing on the city too much. Overall, I will give this show time to be better and deliver its supposed promise. Dana is the highlight of this show so I am also tuning in because of her. But if the show does not improve over time, then I guess Dana’s charm is in vain.
  • Oct 01, 2014
    What is up with ABC and it's new shows? This thing and "Selfie" back to back make for a very dull evening. Thank god for remote controls.
  • Sep 30, 2014
    I thought the show wasn't THAT bad. The pilot was rough, and the dialogue could have been less steroptypical. But with some changes, the show could be just fine. (mediatvref.wordpress.com)
  • Sep 07, 2014
    What I got to say about "Manhattan Love Story" is that isn't a love story that you think you will just fall in love instantly, it's a love story that show how two leading characters have a hard time developing some kind of chemistry. The performances by the cast is okay... but could have been better. The directing is fine. The screenplay is horrendous. The jokes are offensively terrible. "I got to say that "Manhattan Love Story" isn't very lovable!"

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