Modern Love: Season 1 (2019)

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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: 49

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User Ratings: 93
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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 (49) | Top Critics (17)

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…

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…

The acting is terrific throughout, making it hard to resist the urge to snuggle up and have a good sob at all the beautiful people embracing their most beautiful feelings in their beautiful clothes beside their beautiful bookshelves.

Oct 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | 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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If you like crunchy, chewy centres, you might not find what you want in Modern Love, but if you're a fan of strawberry cremes, you're in luck. Though even the sweetest tooth might find the buoyant theme tune cloying by the third go-around.

Oct 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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…

John Carney... constructed a mosaic of eight episodes with diverse, entertaining, and emotional stories. [Full Review in Spanish]

Oct 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Modern Love, I guess, is the version for those who think smoking pot is naughty? Those people are mostly bores; perhaps appropriately, this show is about mostly boring people.

Oct 24, 2019 | Full Review…

It deserves an eye-roll, but Modern Love still earns value as a kind-hearted, tender look at a feeling the world could surely always use more of.

Oct 23, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Smart and moving.

Oct 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Mostly, Modern Love treads that fine line between sweet but not sickly, funny but with depth.

Oct 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Real life-based romance series both charms and annoys.

Oct 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Modern Love: Season 1

  • Nov 06, 2019
    This was an AMAZING compilation of stories that hit on many themes of the concept of "love" I cried when I finished the last one, because it was a great episode but mostly because it had ended! MORE MORE!!!
  • Nov 03, 2019
    While there were a few stories that definitely tugged at the heartstrings (Take Me As I Am, So He Looked Like Dad...) much of it was a bit over-sentimental. Particularly the last episode when they tried to tie all the stories together. Also, the New York backdrop has been done to death. All and all though, it was enjoyable viewing.
  • Nov 02, 2019
    Touching, sweet and very fun to watch. Great acting and beautiful direction. I've read most of these stories and the adaptations to screen were really smoothly done. I can't wait for the next season!
  • Nov 02, 2019
    The trailers paint this show as a romantic comedy for the modern woman with recognizable faces that you've seen in other romantic shows. But this seems like a robot was given a summary of a 90s rom-com and was told to adapt it for a modern audience who has never experienced love. With the exception of the first episode, it's entertainment, but nothing more.
  • Nov 01, 2019
    This is a breath of fresh air. It's a mix of real love, a little bit of fantasy (they all have amazing manhattan apartments) and a twist of brilliance of direction, production, art and artists. Each episode has its own style and pizzazz along with brilliant actors revelling in the storytelling. Love love LOVE. Well done. I've recommended as a ‘must watch' to all the people that matter to me! More please! Best series I've watched in ages. Ps in response to the review by Ned Lannamann - I liked smoking pot (past tense, unfortunately) and I'm most definitely not boring 😂 This series is a gem. I suspect if you smoked some pot and watched it again you might get it.
  • Nov 01, 2019
    trash and tacky as fuck, stop romanticising a disgusting factory city that looks like someone took a lego shaped dump on it yuck fuck love-- modern or pre-industrial. PS nobody has ever found love through a dating app because theyre all catfishing and/or ghosting you anyway PPS Roger from Mad Men is super mmmm, father figure of mine, only thing that salvaged ur tacky and corny season finale PPPS i also feel super bad about emma's fiancee thats kinda bitchy and that happened in the same city so take that NYC
  • Oct 30, 2019
    It truly is a modern love story like no one has ever done
  • Oct 29, 2019
    You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll relate. All the feels.
  • Oct 28, 2019
    Some episodes are good. Others are boring.Episode 1, 3 & 4 absolute best.
  • Oct 27, 2019
    Very well put together show !

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