Modern Love (S1 & S2): Explores Enigmatic Human Emotion

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Modern Love is an anthology show. It explores the enigmatic human emotion called love. The series is “Inspired by personal essays from The New York Times column Modern Love.”

Although its makers have clarified that certain elements have been fictionalized, this show is based on a newspaper column that explores relationships, love, and human connection in the 21st century. In the second season, the stories move beyond the borders of New York. So, we get to see the contemporary love stories from around the world.

Key Details about the Modern Love (S1 & S2) Series

GenreComedy, Drama, Romance
Orginal languageOriginal language
Seasons & EpisodesSeason One (S1) – 18 October 2019 – Eight (8) Episodes
Season Two (S2) – 13 August 2021 – Eight (8) Episodes
Cast (S1)Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Dev Patel, Andy Garcia, Sofia Boutella, Olivia Cooke, Julia Garner, etc.
Cast (S2)Minnie Driver, Tom Burke, Anna Paquin, Kathryn Gallagher, Kit Harington, Gbenga Akinnagbe, etc.
About – Modern Love show.

Modern Love (Season 1/2019) Series

Trailer of the Season 1/2019 of the Series

Official Trailer – Modern Love (S1/2019) Show – Prime Video | YouTube.

Synopsis of the Season 1/2019 of the Series

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.”

Poster of the Season 1/2019 of the Series

Modern Love (S1/2019) Show – poster

Ratings of each episode of Season 1/2019 of the Series

Ep.Brief details about each episode of the season 1 of this seriesFM’s rating
1When the Doorman Is Your Main Man
(A single book critic bonds with her doorman following an unexpected pregnancy)
2When Cupid Is a Prying Journalist
(When a journalist asks a dating app’s CEO if he’s ever been in love, it sparks a conversation that will change the course of both of their lives.)
3Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am
(A bipolar woman struggles to find love between her highs and lows.)
4Rallying to Keep the Game Alive
(A young couple discovers that the future of their marriage may depend on how well they play the game and how they work together.)
5At the Hospital, an Interlude of Clarity
(A promising date between a woman and a worshipper ends at the hospital after an unfortunate fall onto a martini glass.)
6So He Looked Like Dad. It Was Just Dinner, Right?
(A young woman falls in love with an older, twice-divorced colleague who was her father but wasn’t really her father.)
7Hers Was a World of One
(A gay couple hopes to adopt a child.)
8The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap
(A widow over 70 falls in love with a charming widower, but she begins to question love following a stroke of fate.)
FM ratings – Modern Love (S1/2019) Show

Modern Love (Season 2/2021) Series

Trailer of the Season 2/2021 of the Series

Official trailer – Modern Love (S2/2021) – Prime Video | YouTube.

Synopsis of the Season 2/2021 of the Series

Love breaks all the rules. This anthology series explores love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms. Each episode brings to life a different story that has been inspired by the New York Times’s popular Modern Love column. A collection of stories about relationships, connections, betrayals and revelations.

Poster of the Season 2/2021 of the Series

Modern Love (S2/2021) Show – poster

Ratings of each episode of Season 2/2021 of the Series

Ep.Brief details about each episode of the season 2 of this seriesFM’s rating
1On a Serpentine Road, With the Top Down
(A woman’s only remaining connection to her late husband is her vintage car but now, 30 years later, she’s confronted with the difficult choice of selling it and saying goodbye to her old love forever.)
2The Night Girl Finds a Day Boy
(A woman with delayed sleep phase syndrome meets the love of her life, but he’s awake while the sun is shining and she is not.)
3Strangers on a (Dublin) Train
(Two strangers meet on a train from Galway to Dublin in March 2020 and decide to go old school: no numbers exchanged, only a promise that they will meet up on the train two weeks later; then a worldwide pandemic shuts down all of Ireland.)
4A Life Plan for Two, Followed By One
(The new girl in school falls in love with her best friend and is convinced that they’re meant for each other even though she can’t seem to ever get out of the “friend zone.”)
5Am I …? Maybe This Quiz Will Tell Me
(A middle-school girl questions her sexuality, when she finds herself, having feelings for another girl; she turns to social media quizzes for answers.)
6In the Waiting Room of Estranged Spouses
(After a chance meeting in a therapist’s office, a former marine and a housewife develop an unlikely connection when they discover their respective spouses are having an affair with each other.)
7How Do You Remember Me?
(For two young men, running into each other reminds them of their first and only date together.)
8A Second Embrace, with Hearts and Eyes Open
(Two parents, after being divorced for several years, begin a casual fling and rekindle their old flame, only for one of them to receive a life-changing medical diagnosis.)
FM ratings – Modern Love (S2/2021) Show

Spoilers Free Brief Review of the Modern Love (S1 & S2) Series

In this anthology show, we loved season one of this series, but season two could not live up to the high standards of the previous first season. Although some of the episodes of season two were great too, especially the first three and the last ones. Both Love and Relationship are indeed complicated for all of us, humans. But, we should never give up on it – the strength and bonding of the emotion called love.

With a playtime of about half an hour for each of the sixteen episodes, one can easily marathon-watch the two seasons of this romantic series in about eight and a half hours.

Or perhaps one pick and choose, by checking out the ratings of each episode. So, go ahead, watch and experience the different facets of Love in this modern age and time.

If you like this Love show, then check out our article on Modern Love Chennai (2023) Show from India, too. Writer John Updike has rightly said, “We are most alive when we’re in love.”

Featured & Other Images: Modern Love | Prime Video.

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