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The Best Episodes of 'Modern Love'  

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There are so many good episodes of Modern Love, but which stories of love and romance really stand out? Do you like "Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am" the best, or is "Rallying to Keep the Game Alive" your favorite episode of Modern Love? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Modern Love are, let's rank every Modern Love episode from best to worst.

Modern Love is a romantic comedy anthology television series based on a weekly column in The New York Times. Modern Love premiered on Amazon Video on October 18. 2019. Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 77%, the audience score for the episodes in season one was higher, at 94%. The audience praise of the anthology shows the general excitement for a series described by Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke as “a telling heightened kind of stories about love and romance, not necessarily all romantic.”

Vote up your favorite episodes of Modern Love, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be heartbreakign to put one Modern Love episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

When the Doorman Is Your Main ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Modern Love'
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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.

Written by: John Carney
Based on article by: Julie Margaret Hogben
Cast: Cristin Milioti, Laurentiu Possa, Brandon Victor Dixon

Episode Number: 1

Director: John Carney

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When Cupid Is a Prying Journal... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Modern Love'
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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.

Written by: John Carney
Based on article by: Deborah Copaken
Cast: Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, Caitlin McGee

Episode Number: 2

Director: John Carney

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Hers Was a World of One is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Modern Love'
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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.

Written by: Jon Carney
Based on article by: Dan Savage
Cast: Olivia Cooke, Andrew Scott, Brandon Kyle Goodman

Episode Number: 7

Director: John Carney

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Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Modern Love'
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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.

Written by: John Carney
Based on article by: Terri Cheney
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Gary Carr, Quincy Tyler Bernstine

Episode Number: 3

Director: John Carney

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