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The Best Episodes of Modern Love

Every episode of Modern Love ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Modern Love!

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.

Genre:Comedy
Network:Prime Video

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The best episode of "Modern Love" is "When the Doorman Is Your Main Man", rated 8.4/10 from 5964 user votes. It was directed by John Carney and written by John Carney. "When the Doorman Is Your Main Man" aired on 10/18/2019 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "When Cupid Is a Prying Journalist".

  • When the Doorman Is Your Main Man
    8.4/10 5,964 votes

    #1 - When the Doorman Is Your Main Man

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2019-10-18

    “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.”

    Director: John Carney

    Writer: John Carney

  • When Cupid Is a Prying Journalist
    8.3/10 5,176 votes

    #2 - When Cupid Is a Prying Journalist

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2019-10-18

    “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."

    Director: John Carney

    Writer: John Carney

  • Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am
    8.3/10 5,180 votes

    #3 - Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-10-18

    “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.”

    Director: John Carney

    Writer: John Carney

  • The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap
    8.2/10 2,636 votes

    #4 - The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2019-10-18

    “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.”

    Director: Tom Hall

    Writer: John Carney, Tom Hall

  • On a Serpentine Road, With the Top Down
    8.0/10 2,447 votes

    #5 - On a Serpentine Road, With the Top Down

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-08-12

    "Driving, with the top down, I’m reminded that I too can shift gears, face risk, handle inconvenience — and survive tragedy. My partner, eyes misting, says: 'You love that car. And your husband was an extraordinary man.'"

    Director: John Carney

    Writer: John Carney

  • Strangers on a (Dublin) Train
    7.7/10 2,489 votes

    #6 - Strangers on a (Dublin) Train

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-08-12

    "We met on a train. A perfect, flirtatious, six hours. The beginning of our love story? Trusting in the power of the universe, we hadn’t exchanged mobile numbers. Sometimes, a romantic plan isn’t enough."

    Director: John Carney

    Writer: John Carney

  • Hers Was a World of One
    7.6/10 2,985 votes

    #7 - Hers Was a World of One

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-10-18

    “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.”

    Director: John Carney

    Writer: John Carney

  • A Second Embrace, with Hearts and Eyes Open
    7.5/10 1,053 votes

    #8 - A Second Embrace, with Hearts and Eyes Open

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-08-12

    "On this night, long after we had thrown in the towel on us, here we were again, crawling back into the ring. This time, though, it would be different. We just never imagined how different it would become, or how quickly."

    Director: John Carney

    Writer: Kieran Carney

  • At the Hospital, an Interlude of Clarity
    7.4/10 3,373 votes

    #9 - At the Hospital, an Interlude of Clarity

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2019-10-18

    “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.”

    Director: Tom Hall

    Writer: Tom Hall

  • The Night Girl Finds a Day Boy
    7.2/10 1,790 votes

    #10 - The Night Girl Finds a Day Boy

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-08-12

    "I'm a vampire, basically — going to bed around 8 or 9 a.m. and waking around 4 or 5 p.m. First dates usually go OK because they’re in the evening, but complications quickly arise."

    Director: Jesse Peretz

    Writer: Sarah Heyward

  • In the Waiting Room of Estranged Spouses
    6.9/10 1,321 votes

    #11 - In the Waiting Room of Estranged Spouses

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-08-12

    "A few months later, I was in the psychologist’s reception room, paying for my fourth really good cry, when a woman carrying a child walked in. I didn’t recognize her at first, and then I remembered her face. 'Are you the wife of the guy my wife is having an affair with?' I asked tactlessly. 'Yeah,' she said. 'But we’re not together anymore.'"

    Director: John Crowley

    Writer: Susan Soon He Stanton

  • Rallying to Keep the Game Alive
    6.5/10 3,454 votes

    #12 - Rallying to Keep the Game Alive

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-10-18

    “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.”

    Director: Sharon Horgan

    Writer: Sharon Horgan

  • So He Looked Like Dad. It Was Just Dinner, Right?
    6.3/10 3,103 votes

    #13 - So He Looked Like Dad. It Was Just Dinner, Right?

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2019-10-18

    “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.”

    Director: Emmy Rossum

    Writer: Audrey Wells

  • A Life Plan for Two, Followed By One
    5.7/10 1,456 votes

    #14 - A Life Plan for Two, Followed By One

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-08-12

    "He was everything a 10-year-old girl could ever hope for in a man. It was decided; I was in love. I started to wonder if the glow from my wedding dress would make him look washed-out. I began devising a plan in which he and I would end up '2gether 4ever,' as all my notebooks stated."

    Director: Marta Cunningham

    Writer: Marta Cunningham, Dime Davis, Sarra-Jane Piat-Kelly

  • Am I ...? Maybe This Quiz Will Tell Me
    5.7/10 1,345 votes

    #15 - Am I ...? Maybe This Quiz Will Tell Me

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-08-12

    "In retrospect, maybe I should have known who I was the first time I went looking for a quiz called 'Am I gay?' But I didn’t."

    Director: Logan George, Celine Held

    Writer: Celine Held, Logan George

  • How Do You Remember Me?
    5.7/10 1,157 votes

    #16 - How Do You Remember Me?

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-08-12

    "I don’t remember his last name. He was handsome, with a nice smile and startlingly blue eyes. The sex was good, I think. We didn’t know each other well. We never would."

    Director: Andrew Rannells

    Writer: Andrew Rannells