Modern Love

10 Best Episodes of Modern Love - Season 1

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!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

Modern Love - S1E6

#8 - 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 487 votes.

Modern Love - S1E4

#7 - 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 6.65 from 527 votes.

Modern Love - S1E5

#6 - 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 504 votes.

Modern Love - S1E7

#5 - 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 7.55 from 459 votes.

Modern Love - S1E3

#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 657 votes.

Modern Love - S1E1

#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 797 votes.

Modern Love - S1E2

#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 8.02 from 673 votes.

Modern Love - S1E8

#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 478 votes.

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