Modern Love

10 Best Episodes of Modern Love

An unlikely friendship. A lost love resurfaced. A marriage at its turning point. A date that might not have been a date. An unconventional new family. These are unique stories about the joys and tribulations of love, each inspired by true events.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 06, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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#15 - A Life Plan for Two, Followed By One (Season 2 - Episode 4)

"He was everything a 10-year-old girl could ever hope for in a man. It was decided; I was in love. I started to wonder if the glow from my wedding dress would make him look washed-out. I began devising a plan in which he and I would end up '2gether 4ever,' as all my notebooks stated."

The episode was rated 6.31 from 232 votes.

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#14 - Am I ...? Maybe This Quiz Will Tell Me (Season 2 - Episode 5)


"In retrospect, maybe I should have known who I was the first time I went looking for a quiz called 'Am I gay?' But I didn’t."

The episode was rated 6.33 from 218 votes.

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#13 - So He Looked Like Dad. It Was Just Dinner, Right? (Season 1 - Episode 6)

“He was very handsome. He wore gray turtleneck sweaters and smelled like mint aftershave and old books. He was 55 and recently divorced for the second time. He was my father. He wasn't really my father.”

The episode was rated 6.41 from 486 votes.

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#12 - Rallying to Keep the Game Alive (Season 1 - Episode 4)


“We rallied, not with the adrenaline-pumping determination to win at all costs, but with the patience and control that came with not wanting it to be over: not the summer, not our son’s childhood, not this game, ever.”

The episode was rated 6.64 from 523 votes.

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#11 - In the Waiting Room of Estranged Spouses (Season 2 - Episode 6)

"A few months later, I was in the psychologist’s reception room, paying for my fourth really good cry, when a woman carrying a child walked in. I didn’t recognize her at first, and then I remembered her face. 'Are you the wife of the guy my wife is having an affair with?' I asked tactlessly. 'Yeah,' she said. 'But we’re not together anymore.'"

The episode was rated 7.13 from 216 votes.

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#10 - The Night Girl Finds a Day Boy (Season 2 - Episode 2)


"I'm a vampire, basically — going to bed around 8 or 9 a.m. and waking around 4 or 5 p.m. First dates usually go OK because they’re in the evening, but complications quickly arise."

The episode was rated 7.33 from 267 votes.

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#9 - At the Hospital, an Interlude of Clarity (Season 1 - Episode 5)

“There is never a good time to fall off your couch onto a martini glass and begin losing a dangerous amount of blood, but having this happen in the middle of a promising date is an especially bad time.”

The episode was rated 7.42 from 501 votes.

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#8 - A Second Embrace, with Hearts and Eyes Open (Season 2 - Episode 8)


"On this night, long after we had thrown in the towel on us, here we were again, crawling back into the ring. This time, though, it would be different. We just never imagined how different it would become, or how quickly."

The episode was rated 7.45 from 208 votes.

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#7 - Strangers on a (Dublin) Train (Season 2 - Episode 3)

"We met on a train. A perfect, flirtatious, six hours. The beginning of our love story? Trusting in the power of the universe, we hadn’t exchanged mobile numbers. Sometimes, a romantic plan isn’t enough."

The episode was rated 7.54 from 274 votes.

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#6 - Hers Was a World of One (Season 1 - Episode 7)


“There was no guarantee that doing an open adoption would get us a baby any faster… in fact, our agency warned us that, as a gay male couple, we might be in for a long wait.”

The episode was rated 7.56 from 457 votes.

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#5 - On a Serpentine Road, With the Top Down (Season 2 - Episode 1)

"Driving, with the top down, I’m reminded that I too can shift gears, face risk, handle inconvenience — and survive tragedy. My partner, eyes misting, says: 'You love that car. And your husband was an extraordinary man.'"

The episode was rated 7.80 from 299 votes.

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#4 - Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am (Season 1 - Episode 3)


“My personal life was another story. In love there’s no hiding: You have to let someone know who you are, but I didn’t have a clue who I was from one moment to the next.”

The episode was rated 7.87 from 653 votes.

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#3 - When the Doorman Is Your Main Man (Season 1 - Episode 1)

“Ours was a common and unsung friendship, that between women living in New York, single and alone, and the doormen who take care of them, acting as gatekeepers, bodyguards, confidants and father figures.”

The episode was rated 7.94 from 791 votes.

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#2 - When Cupid Is a Prying Journalist (Season 1 - Episode 2)


“I tossed out one last question: ‘Have you ever been in love?’ No one, he said, had ever asked him that in an interview. ‘Yes,’ he finally answered. ‘But I didn’t realize it until it was too late.’ Then he asked me to turn off my recorder. I hit Stop."

The episode was rated 8.01 from 670 votes.

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#1 - The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap (Season 1 - Episode 8)

“Old love is different. In our 70s and 80s, we had been through enough of life’s ups and downs to know who we were, and we had learned to compromise. The finish line was drawing closer.”

The episode was rated 8.08 from 476 votes.

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