What does it mean to love in the modern era? You might watch “Modern Love” to find out, although admittedly, human connection has changed lately. Even so, the eight-episode anthology series streaming on Amazon Prime is still well worth a watch.
The show is based on the New York Times column in which people share personal essays based on love of all kinds. As such, while you are watching, you know that the story’s are real. The characters are based on people that are still out there, living and loving in their own ways.
Each episode has a different story with a different set of characters, allowing the show to feature a variety of actors we know and love. Tina Fey plays a wife in a difficult marriage, while Anne Hathaway plays a woman with bipolar disorder. Cristin Milioti plays a young professional with a unique (and platonic) relationship with her doorman.
The stories are sometimes bittersweet, and you might want to have Kleenex handy. But if you don’t have cable, there’s no need to cry: you can watch “Modern Love” on Amazon Prime Video.
How to watch the Last Season of “Modern Love”
The current season consists of eight episodes that dropped in October 2019, which you can only watch on Amazon Prime Video. This video service is included with an Amazon Prime membership, which costs $119/year ($59/year for students) or $12.99/month ($6.49/month). If you are a member, you also get access to other prime benefits, including faster shipping on Amazon products.
If you have an Amazon Prime membership, you can watch “Modern Love” any time you want.
What Makes it a Good Binge
Do you remember when New Yorkers could mill about in big crowds, finding random love as they intermingled? These days, watching that happen feels like historical fiction – and germy fiction, at that. But in the case of “Modern Love,” the stories are all (mostly) true, with a touch of dramatic license.
The many and varied shades of real-life love are among the best parts of the show, even when it’s sad. Affection between people can take a variety of forms, and taking the time to celebrate them feels right.
How to watch the next season of “Modern Love”
The next season will also be exclusively on Amazon Prime. It will drop sometime in 2020/21.