Modern Love: Season 1 Reviews

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December 6, 2019
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.
December 4, 2019
The series is worthy because of the exercise of transferring the real stories of the readers from the paper to the screen, giving life to those stories in fiction. [Full review in Spanish]
December 4, 2019
What saves it from being overly saccharine is that the stories are real, and not every one wraps up tidily.
December 4, 2019
Modern Love, the short story series, is successful not because it operates with the same tools of a rom-com-but because these are real romances told by real people.
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December 4, 2019
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.
December 4, 2019
It was a brilliant move to adapt those slice of life dramas from the Times. Now, it's just a matter of time before aspiring writers use the column as their conduit to Hollywood.
December 4, 2019
It's a pro job, though at times it feels professional in a Madison Avenue kind of way, as if you are being sold something, rather than told a story.
December 4, 2019
With an ensemble that also includes Tina Fey, Andrew Scott, and Julia Garner, the show feels like something of a missed opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 29, 2019
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.
November 15, 2019
The show is uneven but well worth a look.
November 14, 2019
What does it tell us about love and New Yorkers? That there is no amount of money Amazon won't throw in order to bring some synthetic sub-Nora Ephron/Woody Allen cutesy-cute blah to its offering.
October 24, 2019
Real life-based romance series both charms and annoys.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 24, 2019
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.
October 23, 2019
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.
October 23, 2019
Modern Love is at once empty and retrograde. Its stars, and viewers, deserve better.
October 23, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2019
We've seen a majority of the stories before, which undercuts the show's mission to provide a look at the modern world of dating, love, family and relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 22, 2019
There is plenty of earnestness afoot, even when it's lurking just under the surface, and there are a few happy endings, too.
October 22, 2019
Smart and moving.
October 21, 2019
Mostly, Modern Love treads that fine line between sweet but not sickly, funny but with depth.
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