The BEST Episodes of Modern Love
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 7, 2021
An open and honest exploration of love in its multitude of forms – including sexual, romantic, familial, platonic, and self love, as well as the sometimes painful and sometimes messy ways we search for love.
#1 - The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 18, 2019
“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.”
#2 - When Cupid Is a Prying Journalist
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 18, 2019
“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."
#3 - When the Doorman Is Your Main Man
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 18, 2019
“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.”
#4 - Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 18, 2019
“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.”
#5 - Hers Was a World of One
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 18, 2019
“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.”
#6 - At the Hospital, an Interlude of Clarity
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 18, 2019
“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.”
#7 - Rallying to Keep the Game Alive
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 18, 2019
“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.”
#8 - So He Looked Like Dad. It Was Just Dinner, Right?
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 18, 2019
“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.”