Episodes: 11 (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 30, 2014 — December 6, 2014
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Analeigh Tipton, Jake McDorman, Nicolas Wright, Jade Catta-Preta, Chloe Wepper, and Kurt Fuller.
TV show description:
This romantic comedy is based on a simple premise: The only way to maintain relationships (with lovers, spouses, family, co-workers, or friends) is to keep most of our thoughts to ourselves.
Dana (Analeigh Tipton) and Peter (Jake McDorman) are a couple who are navigating the complicated terrain of a modern day relationship. We hear Dana and Peter’s inner thoughts, highlighting the differences of men and women as this couple traverses the highs and lows of dating.
Dana grew up in a small town with her sights set on New York. She romanticized about life in the big city and her polite, sweet nature is often misinterpreted as naiveté. However, she’s a smart girl who’s generally one step ahead of those who dismiss her.
Peter, on the other hand, grew up in New York and feels that he has seen and done everything the city has to offer. While Dana is determined to succeed in New York in both business and love, Peter is perfectly content to go on dating his way through Manhattan.
Peter’s wealthy sister-in-law and Dana’s college roommate, is Amy (Jade Catta-Preta) — a dilettante in the sense that she has a thousand different passions, and unique because she masters each of them.
Dana’s husband, David (Nicolas Wright), is Peter’s brother. He loves his wife and money. David is more than happy to let Amy take the reins of his life because, after all, she’s doing a better job of running it than he ever would.
Chloe (Chloe Wepper) is Peter and David’s half-sister from their father’s third marriage. Like David, Chloe is not afraid to say what she thinks. Unlike David, what she has to say is actually perceptive and intelligent.
William (Kurt Fuller), the kids’ father, is incapable of understanding that he’s wrong about anything. He loves being the authority figure, and since all of his children work for him, he’s never had one moment in his adult life when they haven’t had to do what he has wanted.
Episode #11 — Let It Go
When Dana’s ex-boyfriend shows up in New York to win her back, Peter does everything he can to show Dana how much he cares, even letting her go if that’s what it takes. David helps Chloe get out of her dating slump by showing her how to use the Cooper family secret dating trophy.
First aired: December 6, 2014 (online).
What do you think? Do you like the Manhattan Love Story TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or given more time and renewed for a second season?