Love stories come in lots of shapes and forms. Love is romantic, it is friendship, it is familial — it is inevitably the one thing we all are constantly searching for. Amazon’s latest series “Modern Love” is a fictionalized adaptation of the collection of essays “Modern Love: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption.” The collection of essays were featured in The New York Times Modern Love column. Emmy Rossum of “Shameless” and “Phantom of the Opera” fame directed the series.
Each of the eight episodes in the Amazon series follows a different love story. Audiences will watch with rapt attention as couples fall apart and fall into one another. Some of the stories are ones we’ve heard countless times — a couple heading to therapy to try to rekindle the old spark — and others just leave viewers rooting for love — like the couple who spend their second date in the ER after a sex injury. Audiences are exposed to love as it grows in all forms; loving someone from afar like the story of the journalist’s love story that was cut off far too soon, or falling in love with an adopted child. Some of the stories are unconventional: a doorman who goes above and beyond in looking out for a tenant. A couple who find each other late in life only to be parted far too soon. A woman suffering from bi-polar disorder learns to let people see her during her lows and finds an unexpected love in being her whole self in front of others.