'Manhattan Love Story' Review: Charming and Quirky But We're Not in Love... Yet
By Leanne Aguilera
Every TV fan knows that Fall is the most overwhelming season of the year. Why? One very simple reason: Too many shows and too little time. So we at ETonline are reviewing each and every one of the new fall TV shows to bring you our reviews on the good, the bad, the adorable and the just plain horrible.
Show: Manhattan Love Story
When It Airs: Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.
The Biggest Stars: Remember ABC Family's Greek? Now former frat boy Jake McDorman is ready to put his beer pong days in the past and step into a leading role as Peter. Adding to the attractive cast is America's Next Top Model contestant and Crazy Stupid Love star Analeigh Tipton as Dana. The cast also features Psych's Kurt Fuller and a plethora of promising newbies.
Here's What You Need to Know: Peter (McDorman) and Dana (Tipton) couldn't be more opposite. Dana is a sweet serial monogamist, who hasn't been on a date in what seems like ages, while Peter is a dashing dating machine, who, let's face it, can be kind of a tool. As we're sure you've already guessed, these are the two people fans will be following around New York for their Manhattan Love Story. The catch? The viewers forced to endure their cliché (and dare we say, obnoxious) inner monologues throughout the entire episode.
ABC gets props for trying to put a quirky twist on a classic rom-com; however most of the time, their exposed thoughts lead you in the direction of disliking the characters, which is a real shame because both McDorman and Tipton are equally charming in their own right.
If You Like… The quirky qualities of New Girl and the relatable charm of The Mindy Project, then you might want to check out Manhattan Love Story.
Our Review in .GIF Form:
Bottom Line: Manhattan Love Story is a cute show, a bit cliché at times, but nonetheless a relatively enjoyable use of 22 minutes of your time. We've seen the series' second episode, in which they really amp up the adorable and dial back the inner dialogue, so we're optimistic about its potential to be a solid romantic comedy for today's modern age.
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