Modern Love: NYT’s Weekly Column Is Now An Amazon Original

And People Love It

Amazon’s latest web series Modern Love based on the  NYT’s Weekly Column has become the talk of the town. The popular ‘Style section’ of the American newspaper, “New York Times” is the real precursor of Amazon’s show Modern Love. The title, themes, characters, and even the main plot, in fact, are all grabbed from the weekly column published in the New York Times.

Weekly Column & New York Times Podcast Modern Love

Modern Love has published personal essays on the subjects of love, heartbreak, and retrieval for 15 long years. The readers of The New York Times are all familiar with this section. However, four years ago, the popular column stories were fabricated into New York Times Podcast Modern Love. Later, the moulded content from these columns became an eight-episode series. Amazon Prime is proudly presenting these heart touching stories in its new show Modern Love.

These weekly essays are real stories written by ordinary people and have revealed around 750 tales in about 1,500 words. Some of them, in fact, are funny, some are depressing-sprinkling romance and affinity. However, there are few completely weird tales dealing with an unusual kind of love and relationship. Four years ago, New York Times Podcast Modern Love, however, hired a celebrity to read one essay aloud.

Modern Love On Amazon Prime

The Modern Love, Amazon web series, premiered this week. You can watch the first season’s episodes on the network. The ensemble cast includes Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey and Dev Patel. John Carney directed, penned, and produced the series for the network.

The plot of the first eight episodes from ‘Modern Love’
  • “When the Doorman Is Your Main Man” is about a relationship of a  single woman with the doorman which eventually made her pregnant.

  • “When Cupid Is a Prying Journalist” is about a love relationship that turns inexplicable after 30 years. This will turn into a lesson for other couples.

  • “Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am” is about a bipolar sufferer dealing with her love life.

  • “Rallying to Keep the Game Alive”  is all about divorce and marriage.

  • “At the Hospital, an Interlude of Clarity” six hours in the emergency room gave birth to a love saga.

  • “So He Looked Like Dad. It Was Just Dinner, Right?”  A young woman recounts the time spent with her late father by sharing precious moments with an old guy.

  • “The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap” a simple elderly couple has nothing to do but love each other.

The Editor Wants The Reality On Screen

Modern Love editor Daniel Jones has to pick the best one from around 9,000 relationships essays a Year. The editor, in fact, personally visited the sets to maintain a harmony between the print and on-screen chemistry.

“And I was on set as much as I could be. It was filmed in New York last fall, and each episode took six days. I tried to make it two days of each episode and I’ve never had more fun in my life. An extra in two episodes which gave me an appreciation for how difficult that work is. I walked back and forth on city sidewalk with a little girl about 15 times. We don’t know how actors bring a new performance when it’s the same scene over and over”.

The Amazon Video launched the first episode on October 18, 2019.

Amazon PrimeAnne HathawayDev PatelModern LoveNYT’s Weekly ColumnTina Fey
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