Modern Love

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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.”
Starring
Anne HathawayTina FeyDev Patel
Genres
ComedyDramaRomance
Subtitles
English [CC]العربيةČeštinaDanskDeutschΕλληνικάEspañol (Latinoamérica)Español (España)SuomiFilipinoFrançaisעבריתहिन्दीMagyarIndonesiaItaliano日本語한국어Bahasa MelayuNorsk BokmålNederlandsPolskiPortuguês (Brasil)Português (Portugal)RomânăРусскийSvenskaதமிழ்తెలుగుไทยTürkçe中文(简体)中文(繁體)
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]DeutschEspañol (España)Español (Latinoamérica)FrançaisItalianoMagyarPolskiPortuguêsČeština日本語

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  1. 1. When the Doorman Is Your Main Man
    October 17, 2019
    33min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Magyar, Polski, Português, Čeština, 日本語
    “Ours was a common and unsung friendship, that between women living in New York, single and alone, and the doormen who take care of them, acting as gatekeepers, bodyguards, confidants and father figures.”
  2. 2. When Cupid Is a Prying Journalist
    October 17, 2019
    32min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Magyar, Polski, Português, Čeština, 日本語
    “I tossed out one last question: ‘Have you ever been in love?’ No one, he said, had ever asked him that in an interview. ‘Yes,’ he finally answered. ‘But I didn’t realize it until it was too late.’ Then he asked me to turn off my recorder. I hit Stop."
  3. 3. Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am
    October 17, 2019
    35min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Magyar, Polski, Português, Čeština, 日本語
    “My personal life was another story. In love there’s no hiding: You have to let someone know who you are, but I didn’t have a clue who I was from one moment to the next.”
  4. 4. Rallying to Keep the Game Alive
    October 17, 2019
    30min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Magyar, Polski, Português, Čeština, 日本語
    “We rallied, not with the adrenaline-pumping determination to win at all costs, but with the patience and control that came with not wanting it to be over: not the summer, not our son’s childhood, not this game, ever.”
  5. 5. At the Hospital, an Interlude of Clarity
    October 17, 2019
    33min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Magyar, Polski, Português, Čeština, 日本語
    “There is never a good time to fall off your couch onto a martini glass and begin losing a dangerous amount of blood, but having this happen in the middle of a promising date is an especially bad time.”
  6. 6. So He Looked Like Dad. It Was Just Dinner, Right?
    October 17, 2019
    31min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Magyar, Polski, Português, Čeština, 日本語
    “He was very handsome. He wore gray turtleneck sweaters and smelled like mint aftershave and old books. He was 55 and recently divorced for the second time. He was my father. He wasn't really my father.”
  7. 7. Hers Was a World of One
    October 17, 2019
    36min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Magyar, Polski, Português, Čeština, 日本語
    “There was no guarantee that doing an open adoption would get us a baby any faster… in fact, our agency warned us that, as a gay male couple, we might be in for a long wait.”
  8. 8. The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap
    October 17, 2019
    30min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Suomi, Filipino, Français, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, 한국어, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], Deutsch, Español (España), Español (Latinoamérica), Français, Italiano, Magyar, Polski, Português, Čeština, 日本語
    “Old love is different. In our 70s and 80s, we had been through enough of life’s ups and downs to know who we were, and we had learned to compromise. The finish line was drawing closer.”

Bonus (2)

  1. Bonus: Season 1 Official Teaser
    Watch on supported devices
    July 26, 2019
    45sec
    16+
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    Inspired by 8 real stories, each emotional journey reveals the truth about love, the good, bad, and our universal quest for love and acceptance. Starring Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Julia Garner, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener and Dev Patel.
  2. Bonus: Season 1 Official Trailer
    Watch on supported devices
    September 12, 2019
    2min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The open, honest, painful and sometimes messy search for love is what makes it so real. Open your heart to the full story of love with Modern Love.

More details

Directors
John CarneySharon HoganEmmy RossumTom Hall
Supporting actors
Catherine KeenerJohn SlatteryAndy GarciaJulia Garner
Producers
John CarneyTodd HoffmanTrish Hoffman
Season year
2019
Network
Amazon Studios
Content advisory
Smokingalcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
Purchase rights
Stream instantly Details
Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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4.3 out of 5 stars

3930 global ratings

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  5. 10% of reviews have 1 stars
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DavinaReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
I’m STILL crying!!!
This series is so raw, so beautiful, and so necessary! I feel like I cried every time a character cried in addition to my own happier tears lol! It’s a MUST WATCH! BRAVO AMAZON!!!! I really hope there’s a season 2!
643 people found this helpful
KristinReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Where are the good reviews coming from?
I've only watched the first episode so far, so I don't know if the whole show sucks or just this episode.

If you couldn't tell from the super-subtle title, the first episode follows a young woman in New York City who is bad at dating, but is friends with her doorman. And whatever weird friendship they have going on is just ... strange.

They never really chat or laugh or anything, at least not in the first half of the show. All we experience of their relationship is the doorman criticizing the men Maggie (main character) chooses to date. Of all the people coming and going in the building, he seems to have a particular interest in this one girl and who she happens to be dating at the time. I think it's supposed to be cute, but no. Just no. If I had a doorman who took a particular interest in my dating habits, I would move.

Beyond the creepy relationship those characters have going on, the show is just poorly written. The actors do their best to infuse some real life into it, but the words just don't sound like anything an actual human would say. I'll give an example. Maggie, is in labor at one point. Here's an exchange between her and the nurse. Keep in mind she's visibly exhausted and in pain from the labor:

Nurse: Daddy joining us tonight?
Maggie: My dad? No. Why?
Nurse: No, I mean the baby's daddy.
Maggie: Oh, right. I forgot there was a baby.

What?

Maggie then goes on to tell the nurse that she's not in a relationship with the father and he's out of town so he won't be there anyway. The nurse says she prefers it that way because a lot of men faint in the delivery room. What nurse says it's better that the father isn't there? Good lord. It's not just this scene. The entire episode is like that.

I'm at least going to watch the second episode because I like Dev Patel and Catherine Keener, but if that's similar to this one (I have a hunch it will be), I'm going to call it quits.

Update in response to comments:

I watched the second one. It didn't get better. The acting elevates it from below par to mediocre, but it's still nothing to get excited over.

Here’s the thing. I understand that there are stories about dragons and wizards and what not, but they’re believable in their own context. Good writers build a world and then make sure the story makes sense in that world. This story did not make sense in its world. Saying you should forgive bad plot lines and ridiculous dialogue because “it’s just a show” is nonsense to me.
606 people found this helpful
aeReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
<3
Refreshing! There are all kinds of love and this is a beautiful ode to it!
361 people found this helpful
Cale G.Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Boring and awful
Couldn't make it through the first episode. Boring, shallow, derivative (but they are desperately trying to make it seem original with hip outfits and trendy music). Characters are shallow, inconsistent, and boring. It doesn't know whether it wants to be a drama or a dramedy so it comes off as a nonsensical mix of the two that is uncomfortable to watch.
361 people found this helpful
Banyon G.Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Overly Sentimental, Shallow, and Unrealistic
I expected this to be edgy, with some sharp writing and interesting characters. It has none of those. These are thinly written characters and we learn almost nothing about them. The situations they are placed in are contrived and unbelievable. Worse, the characters often act impulsively and erratically, to the point where you're pulling your hair out in annoyance and disbelief.

It is also clearly aimed at affluent Millennials, as opposed to regular folks or just regular Millennials. They should have called this "Dating Lives Of The Young, Rich & Shallow."

I gave it two stars for the acting and photography, which deserve some credit even if they're wasted here.

Otherwise, I got through a few episodes but see no reason to continue. There are far better things to watch out there.
292 people found this helpful
PoloJCPReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this series!
I love this series, well done with the stories and also the filming is excellent! Attention to details are spot on in the shows. Very high quality show.
255 people found this helpful
ChanceLaceeReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful, Well-Written Love Stories
Beautiful, well-written stories that pull you into the changes, struggles, growth, and joy of relationships. I highly recommend and look forward to more seasons.
249 people found this helpful
Gabrielle DunnReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Worth the hype
Love the podcast and love this series <3

Watching this is different than reading the column or listening to the podcast, but watching it also gives it a certain charm. I think it lived up to the hype and love the variety of loves that are pictured throughout Modern Love.
225 people found this helpful
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