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Old 10-19-2019, 06:07 PM
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I never binge watch, but I did today. I finished Modern Love and (with the exception of 1 episode) wholeheartedly loved it. I’m still smiling.

I won’t say anything about specific episodes until you’ve seen it, too, but I sure would love to discuss it.


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Old 10-19-2019, 08:10 PM
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I’m curious... which episode did you not care for?
I could have watched more than 8 episodes!
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Old 10-19-2019, 08:20 PM
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I didn’t care for father-longing episode.

And I agree with you, I’d be happy to watch more. I rarely remember what I watch on TV, but the acting and imagery were remarkable so this is vivid, alive really, for me. I can give reasons I loved each episode (except the one I didn’t love). And I adored the series ending. Really brilliant.

I realize it’s based on New Yorker essays, but I wonder if it would work to do another season in a different setting.

What do you think?
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We watched them all too 😀
Old 10-20-2019, 04:05 AM
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I agree about the beautiful scenery, especially the gardens. It was very well done, great acting, many famous and talented actors. We liked the way it was tied together at the end.
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:11 AM
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I'll check it out. I've heard good things about this series.


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Old 10-20-2019, 04:33 AM
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Not sure if I should thank you or not. I stayed up all night watching Modern Love. The cinematography and acting was wonderful. I didn’t like the father longing episode either. If I had stumbled on a show that wasn't interesting I just may have been able to fall asleep. 😂
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:50 AM
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I agree! The series ending was brilliant, but made me want more.

The father-longing thing wasn’t my favorite either. It would be so difficult to choose a favorite as each one was so different.

I thought Anne Hathaway was brilliant.

Another season in a different setting? I’d be up for it, but this series would be hard to top.
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:58 AM
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Renea, sorry. If it makes you feel any better I had trouble sleeping last night. I found Modern Love emotionally exhausting yet impossible to stop thinking about. And yes, the absolutely fabulous acting was what made it work so well for me—not a clunker in the entire huge cast. And yes, steach, Anne Hathaway was brilliant, award-worthy. And yes, rustysmom, that fantastic ending where I kept looking for background clues (the red truck!).

I also heartily applaud the genius who had the vision to create this series from personal essays and the brilliant writer who made it all work. More awards, please.

I keep asking myself if I had a favorite episode. Maybe it’s because I’m a widow, but I really loved the Jane Alexander episode. But oh, every moment of the doorman episode was riveting. And the marriage episode and the adoption episode and the mental health episode and the rediscovered love episode and.... So very rich.

Do you have a favorite episode?

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Old 10-20-2019, 08:19 AM
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What is the premise of the show? Essays?
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:33 AM
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Claire, Modern Love is 8 episodes based on personal essays.
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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.”


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Old 10-20-2019, 11:29 AM
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I loved the one with Jane Alexander too, but I think my favorite was the one with Catherine Keener. It reminded me of a romance during my college days. I thought the ending for that episode was just as it should be. I also fell in love with Dev Patel. I wasn’t familiar with him before.

I read a not so favorable review of the series and had to laugh. They were critical of the series for all the reasons I loved it! ��

Thanks for discussing with me!��

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Old 10-20-2019, 12:06 PM
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I also feel in love with Dev Patel.
My favorite line in the whole series was his (hope I got it right) “Rate my app.” So many small delicious moments.
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Old 10-20-2019, 03:43 PM
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I started my binge today and am starting the sixth episode as I type. “Doorman” made me cry. Lovely. What a great series!
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Watch Dev Patel
Old 10-20-2019, 03:45 PM
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In Slumdog Millionaire. Great performance.
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:13 PM
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So... the not so great review of Modern Love that I mentioned earlier said to watch the movie, Seventeen on Netflix to continue the teary fest. Lol

I watched it and it was a sweet movie. Good for a rainy Sunday afternoon.
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