Manhattan Love Story Review: How To Ruin a Romantic Comedy

manhattan_love_story_premiere_reviewLet me start off by saying that I love Romantic Comedies. They are quite delightful. Unfortuantly the new crop of RomCom TV Shows that have graced our presence this Fall TV Season are not delightful.

I was so excited last spring when I head we were getting a few new RomCom TV shows this Fall. I was especially intrigued by Manhattan Love Story which had Evan Chambers of Greek. I just adore him. I was happy to see that he was finally getting his own show. Too bad its one of the worst shows I’ve seen in recent memory.

I wanted to like Manhattan Love Story. It has a cute premise about the beginnings of a new relationship between Peter and Dana (Jake McDorman and Analeigh Tipton), where you hear their inner monologues. Sometimes voice overs can be fun and cute. Other times, like this time, it can go so horribly wrong. Did you know that Men like breasts and women like purses? Or that women think if a man is crying they automatically think the guy is gay and if a guy sees a woman crying she’s crazy? These are the kind of thoughts we get and it only gets worse.

The other major problem with Manhattan Love Story is that the only likable, funny, and interesting character on the entire show is Peter’s sister. She has a few short lines where she makes fun of her brother and she is the only one who got me to actually laugh. The rest of the characters are extremely unlikable. I completely HATED Dana’s roommates and college friends, Amy and David, who’re married. Amy was annoying and David was a pushover who didn’t want to piss off his wife which is why we got the date between Peter and Dana in the first place.

I wanted to like this show. I wanted it to be better than the episode that we got last night. But I just have to face it: this show sucks. And I don’t see it getting better.

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