Modern Love: Season 1 (2019)

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Season 1
Modern Love

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Carried by its charming cast, Modern Love sweet and simple sensibilities are easy enough to enjoy, even if its quaint portrait of modern life in New York City doesn't always ring true.

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Critic Ratings: 63

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User Ratings: 132
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Episodes

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Air date: Oct 18, 2019
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Air date: Oct 18, 2019
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Air date: Oct 18, 2019
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Air date: Oct 18, 2019
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Air date: Oct 18, 2019
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Air date: Oct 18, 2019
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Air date: Oct 18, 2019
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Air date: Oct 18, 2019

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Tv Season Info

An unlikely friendship. A lost love resurfaced. A marriage at its turning point. A date that might not have been a date. An unconventional new family. These are unique stories about the joys and tribulations of love, each inspired by a real-life personal essay from the beloved New York Times column "Modern Love."

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Critic Reviews for Modern Love Season 1

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (24)

Modern Love really feels like it would have benefited from less tidiness, less ponderousness - maybe even, dare I say, a little less New York Times-iness.

Dec 4, 2019 | Full Review…
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There is plenty of earnestness afoot, even when it's lurking just under the surface, and there are a few happy endings, too.

Oct 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Modern Love could be about more than love. At its best moments, and in its best episodes, it is about more than that, but it's almost as if those moments escape from a show determined to keep them hidden away.

Oct 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite its varying trials and travails, Modern Love strives for an overall feel-good vibe that isn't always entirely earned.

Oct 17, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Modern Love isn't bad, but it doesn't have many smart things to say about modernity or love. It's mostly trite and retrograde.

Oct 8, 2019 | Full Review…
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Modern Love had the chance to build upon the Times' original essays, but to its detriment, the show adapted them as faithfully as possible, yielding mostly dull interpretations.

Oct 23, 2019 | Full Review…

A stellar cast of actors and well-known writers work hard, but only a couple of the episodes are exceptional. Still, at 31 minutes long, it can be a nice break from the world's insanity.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Modern Love is an anthology series that is unfortunately a mixed bag. It has episodes that show its true potential fulfilled, but there aren't enough of them to warrant a full recommendation.

Dec 27, 2019 | Full Review…

With an ensemble that also includes Tina Fey, Andrew Scott, and Julia Garner, the show feels like something of a missed opportunity.

Dec 4, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The first three and last two episodes of Modern Love make for passable fluffy entertainment. The middle two are entirely skippable, and watch the dad episode at your own risk.

Nov 28, 2019 | Full Review…

The show is uneven but well worth a look.

Nov 15, 2019 | Full Review…

[An] exquisite series. [Full review in Spanish]

Jan 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Modern Love: Season 1

  • Feb 11, 2020
    Like chicken soup for the soul! This series shows how it's okay to love in your own way and be you and be loved and choose different and how each path is valid.
  • Jan 01, 2020
    I thought it was a great show. Each episode brought a new story on love/relationship or its loss. Each story brought its hidden gem. I was delightfully surprised with how much I liked the show.
  • Dec 29, 2019
    If you like Haruki Murakami, you'll like this one. Mundane tits and bits of life, or dull interpretations someone might call it, unveil the essence of love - mundane yet powerful at every one of its moments. Everyone will find themselves in those stories.
  • Dec 27, 2019
    With so much good on, its hard to care about this show, which can't capture the intimacy of the podcast. Good performances, but there's nothing here worth seeking out.
  • Dec 27, 2019
    As a Filipino particularly living in my own home country, this series showed me a glimpse of the New York scene as written and loosely based on The New York Times column. This was light and interesting, though not as moving as I thought it would be.
  • Dec 27, 2019
    A warm, funny, and poignant take on random lives in New York. Yes, it didn't move mountains, but made for a wonderful little stretch of television.
  • Dec 25, 2019
    Wow! Not typically in to movies/series like this, but loved it! So well Written! Actors great. Saw a bit off my life in each episode. Gave me the feelsies taught me a few things. Absolutely loved each one.
  • Dec 04, 2019
    Terrible! Unlikable characters, creepy storylines and overly sappy.
  • Nov 29, 2019
    Honestly I just saw it because it was directed by John Carney, a movie director that never disappointed me, until now. Was this any good? Not really. Was this a refreshing story without cliches, realistic and pertinent? Nope. Don't waste your valious time in this bunch of nothing.
  • Nov 26, 2019
    I tried. I really tried but the stories lack any structure and weight for short-form storytelling.

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