Modern Love (2019) Season 1 Review – A Celebration of Romance

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Amazon Prime Video presents Modern Love, a TV Series which explores the many realms of love, be it small, complex or polarizing. Modern Love comprises 9 episodes, each being standalone, narrating different stories with disparate individuals dealing with their own problems. The stories are based on the New York Times column by the name Modern Love. 

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The first episode is undoubtedly the cutest one, starring Cristin Milioti as Maggie, having a warm bond with her doorman. He looks after her through her series of boyfriends to the unintended pregnancy. Or even the episode with a gay couple adopting a baby, and hence, changing the world of the homeless girl completely. 

Tina Fey and John Slattery explore the complexities of a long marriage in one of the episodes. It shows the struggle that the couple undergoes to keep the spark alive. They join the couple’s therapy, bicker their way through it, grasping impatiently for some common ground. Other than being witty, this episode is filled with humour. 

“You made it impossible for me to be a part of your life, Dennis. So don’t act surprised when I say that we have nothing in common because you engineered that.”

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Finally, the last episode is the perfect end to the series, depicting love at an old age filled with grief, stating that love may be beautiful and eternal but is not permanent in the face of mortality. 

“ Young love, even for old people, can be surprisingly bountiful.”

The big highlight of the entire series is the third episode starring Anne Hathaway, playing Lexi, a bipolar lawyer. She tries to make her way into the dating world, to bring stability in her career and romantic life, but her condition always gets in the way. The episode beautifully portrays her journey from being helpless to finally seeking help. Anne has amazingly acted out her part and is no doubt the star of the series, depicting self-love. She finally accepts that she needs to embrace herself and not feel ashamed about her condition.  And the title cannot be any better,

“Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am”

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Modern Love is supported by a great set of actors like Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener, Tina Fey, and John Slattery. The stories are not like any normal love story, but one that involves complex characters.  Modern Love provides the soothing comfort which we usually get by a warm fire or hot cup of tea, during a cold chilly night. 

If you are overwhelmed by the many options given by OTT recently and want to watch something breezy, then Modern Love is your stop. Garnished by a charming cast, Modern Love’s sweet and simple sensibilities are easy enough to enjoy. It is not a type of TV Series where you can easily relate with the characters because of their complexities, but it definitely instills the feeling that we should be hopeful as far as love is concerned. 

“Modern Love is for the eternal hopeful in all of us”. 


Modern Love is streaming on Amazon Prime Videos!

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Anjali Agarwal
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Anjali Agarwal is an Electrical Engineer, graduated from the Indian Insitute of Technology Palakkad. In her leisure time, she likes to watch films but more precisely writes her thoughts about it thus influencing others to watch more Good Content.

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