Review: Mini Series - Modern Love

This post is a complication of my post on Telegram, so I will try to summarize it as smooth as I can *please note that I'm super lazy XD

February 9, 2020 02:57 PM

I tried Amazon Prime free trial cause wanna read a book that said can be borrowed for free as Prime user.

But it failed, for God knows why, perhaps cause zis just on trial mode.

So, to not waste it, I tried to watch a movie and found a series that might be interesting for me, Modern Love.

I read the popular article once, wanna read the book but not sure if I would love it as I not really into non-fiction, so I tried to watch the series.

After watching the episode one, "Where the Doorman Is Your Main Man"

I just read the description as I finished that episode -> "Ours was a common and unsung frientdshop, 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"

The story is sweet, about a girl named Maggie. I sincerely envy her as she work as a bookreviewer! Where can I find that job? Her job is to read and review a book, tsk!

And people wonder why America is such a dream country to live, that's one of the answer. They have various profession that might clicked your passion.

Back to the movie, I love how Guzmin, the doorman, is taking care of Maggie. How he can be supportive and always believe in Maggie. The final scene is also very cute, where Maggie's guy asked if he need to be tested.

I cannot say what's Guzmin's answer cause it might be a spoiler, but it made me smile ear to ear. Kiyowo~ XD

Let's watch the 2nd episode, shall we?

oh, almost forgot, the rate for episode 1 is 4/5

February 9, 2020 4:12 PM

Finished watching episode 2 and 3 of Modern Love.

Episode 2 is about old love, how deal with it, should we just moving on or give it another shot?

Episode 3 is about a struggle bipolar girl, who just want to find love in her life.

Both are good and really heartwarming, as quoted from episode 2, "Love has many forms", so don't limit yourself when it comes to love.

February 9, 2020 11:11 PM

Finished watching Modern Love ep 4 -> Rallying to Keep the Game Alive

It's about a couple who went to marriage consultant, about to give up their marriage as the wife felt her husband is full of himself and not wanna include her in his fun life.

what really got into me is when the wife said, "What if we are staying together just because of the kids and when the kids are out from our life, our marriage also end? What would we talk about? We do not have anything in common"

A gentle reminder for us that marriage is not only about raising kids together but also spending the rest of your life with your partner. It's a lifetime commitment that shouldn't be taken lightly.

Also, this episode would made us think, how much do we had to compromise in our relationship?

Do we want to settle with the society's standard? Or do we need to make adjustment here and there?

Again, marriage is a commitment and a teamwork.

Make sure you are not fighting the battle alone, or letting your partner to do so.

Bonus: I really love this song:

Don't mention the war
Don't talk of those days
What good is it for?
Don't mention the war
Let history lie
Kiss the old days goodbye
They're no help anymore
Don't mention the war

February 10, 2020 01:15 AM

Modern Love Episode 5 : At the Hospital, an Interlude of Clarity
What makes a date, a perfect date?

Rob and Yasmine is going on a date, playing this or that. The rule is pretty simple, you got to choose, no matter what.

When accident happened and Rob must been hospitalized, they learn more about each other and seeing how sometimes, damage people attracts the other damage people.

Modern Love Episode 6: So He Looked Like Dad. It Was Just Dinner, Right?
Maddy is 21 now and watching how proud her bf's father when his girl turning 21, suddenly Maddy got the urge to have a dad.

She found that image on the genius senior in her workplace, and began to fantasize how similar is him to her late father

Later on, the genius (that's what Maddy called him) invited her to a dinner at home. They have a great time together and cuddled afterward. This is when Maddy share that her father already passed away when she was 11. And wanna play a game with the genius, where he would be his dad.

At this point, I cannot help but think, how innocent Maggie is. Or maybe ignorant and dumb?

Coming voluntarily to adult men's house, furthermore to his bedroom and then asked to play a rolegame as daddy and lil girl?

Smh. This is episode is clearly not my favorite one cause Maddy's super denial 🤷🏻‍♀️

February 10, 2020 09:32 AM

Episode 7: Hers Was a World of One
It's just another normal night when Andy watch a documentary and decided that he wanna have a baby.

Tobin not really fancy the idea as he not sure if he want it or not. However he just come along with Andy, thinking what would be the best way of them to have kids.

Andy offered an option to have surrogate mom, but they don't wanna fight over whose sperm to use. Tobin thought adoption might be safer choice.

When talked to adoption agency, the lady asked if they would consider an open adoption where the birth mother could get involved as much as they want.

They agreed and after getting some rejection, Andy becomes frustrated and wondered if people not wanna give them a chance as they are gay couple, eventho they are well-established and have steady job.

Then they meet Karla. Unique girl, kinda free-spirited and she keep clashing with Tobin who she saw as uptight.

They first met when Karla still 1month pregnant and then she comes to their place at 8th month of pregnancy to stay with them until labor.

It's fun to watch, for me, but please, if u don't want have a baby, don't.

It's your choice to keep your pregnancy, and I respect that.

Why cannot stop smoking and drinking? Smh

February 10, 2020 10:50 PM

Episode 8: The Race Grows Sweeter Near Its Final Lap

Apparently it's the end of season 1.

And this last love story is the most touching one for me. The shortest by duration, but the sweetest

"It's obvious that you loved your Betty very much, and I have great respect for your marriage, but I think you may have room in your heart for me, too, or someone like me"

"I don't know anyone like you"

"Do you realize that I won't ever want to travel separately again?"
"That's fine, cause I don't either"

Too sweet, I cannot 🙃

Overall, I love this series, especially how they ended the first season sweetly. The 30mins format is good enough for me and we can still focusing on the main problem that wanted to be higlighted from that stories.

Cannot wait for the season 2, if there's any!


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