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5 Heartwarming Stories from Modern Love Giving Us All The Feels

Star-studded episodes inspired by The New York Times’ iconic weekly column 



Love—or the very pursuit of it—may just be the last thing we’re thinking about in quarantine. We’re all grappling with the pervading loss of human touch and adapting to the ever-changing times. As we turn to entertainment—while some consider the occasional dating app— vicariously living through characters from our favorite TV series and classic rom-coms, we experience this feigned sense of connection. 


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As we confront this new reality, Amazon Prime Video’s original anthology TV series Modern Love ala Love Actually is the perfect coping mechanism. All eight star-studded episodes taking place in the city that never sleeps, New York, are heavily inspired by personal essays from The New York Times’ iconic weekly column with the same name. The collection highlights “relationships, feelings, betrayals and revelations.”


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Whether you’re looking for an easy binge-watch—with each episode running for half an hour—or feeling nostalgic about current events, there’s something for you. Don’t know where to begin? We’ve got you covered. 


When The Doorman Is Your Main Man 

Maggie is a book critic who inherits a luxury apartment. Guzim, her overprotective and old-fashioned doorman, acts almost like her father as she brings home a throng of potential boyfriends. It’s a non-conventional romance founded on family. 


Take Me As I Am, Whoever I Am

A-lister Anne Hathaway stars in this moving yet sensitive take on the reality of having a mental disorder. Lexi, a corporate lawyer, has bipolar disorder, which makes her behavior change from day to day. Then she meets Jeff at a grocery store during one of her episodes. 


Rallying To Keep the Game Alive 

Inspired by a real-life celebrity marriage at its turning point, Tina Fey and John Slattery play Ann and Denis. The couple stay together for the sake of their children, having lost everything they once had in common. Through the competitive game of tennis, they start rebuilding their relationship.


So He Looked Like Dad. It Was Just Dinner, Right? 

Fresh graduate Madeline grows up without a father. On her first job, she suddenly gets attracted to Peter, who reminds her of her old man. This eventually leads to a confusing relationship. 


The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap 

Love comes when we least expect it, no matter what age. James Saito and Jane Alexander are two runners in their late years who end up falling in love in this tear-jerking finale.



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Words Elisa Aquino

Art Matthew Fetalver

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