Amazon's Modern Love Isn't the Rom-Com You Think It Is | 10/18/2019 | Megan Vick
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The New York Times has been building an audience of love lovers through its popular Modern Love column and related podcast for the past 15 years. Each week, people submit their love stories to the newspaper and the notable entries are turned into a podcast. Now, the beloved stories are getting the TV treatment in Modern Love, an anthology series premiering on Amazon on Friday, Oct. 18.

The series boasts an all-star cast, with appearances from Anne Hathaway, Andy Garcia, Catherine Keener, Tina Fey, Dev Patel, and many more.

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"It lets people know that these stories can be conveyed in a new way, to a new audience," producer Daniel Jones told TV Guide at the Television Critics Association summer press tour earlier this year.

The eight episodes cover love in its many various forms: romantic, platonic, parental, and more. It's an exploration of the human spirit and the universal desire to feel like we belong. Each episode is based on a previous column or podcast episode and has a completely different cast. The first one stars Black Mirror alum Cristin Milioti as a young woman who unexpectedly becomes pregnant and comes to find that the most reliable man in her life is actually her doorman. Their bond isn't the only one that's explored in the premiere's half-hour, though.

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