'Modern Love's Tone Ranges From Earnest to Humorous, But Always Vulnerability

Damian Holbrook
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The touching, first-rate series, Modern Love, based on The New York Times' long-running column of the same name adapts a collection of reader-submitted essays about their own romantic lives.

"There can be a range within that [theme]," says Times editor and consulting producer Daniel Jones, noting that some episodes are deeply earnest while others take a more humorous approach.

"But the tone is always vulnerability."

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Each entry in the star-studded Amazon Prime Video anthology is laden with deep emotion.

Highlights include How I Met Your Mother's Cristin Milioti as a woman who discovers she got pregnant by a guy (Charles Warburton) she casually dated; Tina Fey and John Slattery as a couple who use tennis as a marital aid; and the tale of a singleton whose daddy issues bubble up at work, with Ozark Emmy winner Julia Garner and directed by former Shameless star Emmy Rossum.

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The Amazon Prime Video series is inspired by the popular New York Times column.

Modern Love, Series Premiere Friday, October 18, Amazon Prime Video