Cupid : Season 1

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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 31, 2009
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  • Summary: Cupid, last seen in 1998 with Jeremy Piven as the Roman god of love, returns this time with Bobby Cannavale in the title role.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Cannavale's Cupid is at least funny and charming. He's good here and so is Paulson. The weak link--the "B" story, like tonight's tepid one with the Postie, which was as appetizing as week-old cod.
  2. The two investigate love stories, not homicides, a clever conceit that injects the procedural form with the dizzy spirit of a Drew Barrymore film festival.
  3. 63
    The problem is, though this good-natured show doesn't lack for energy, Cupid is a little bland and formulaic.
  4. The balance is off, but there is still a sweetness to the show that makes it worth checking out.
  5. Wile Bobby Cannavale plays a credible Cupid and Sarah Paulson is likable as his mortal sparring partner Dr. Claire McCrae, there just isn't a whole lot here.
  6. 40
    Piven seems perfect for the role of Cupid: Sweet, manic and slightly slippery. Cannavale and Paulson, on the other hand, don't come close to having Piven's comic timing, and that's a serious impediment.
  7. Sticking with Cupid requires a certain attachment to the idea of a Claire-Trevor love connection, one apparent only in moody glances and pronounced opposition rather than in even the faintest semblance of chemistry. In any other series Claire and Trevor would go out for a hot dog once and realize that they were actually much better off with their respective exes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Tara
    Apr 8, 2009
    I am a Romantic and what I love about this show is not having to wait all season or four or five season (ten in the case of Friends) for the I am a Romantic and what I love about this show is not having to wait all season or four or five season (ten in the case of Friends) for the guy to get the girl or the girl to get the guy. Each episode gives my sappy heart something to look forward to as a couple comes together, hey it maybe what I am a sap, but who wants reality when real life is reality enough. Why else do you watch television and movies. Expand
  2. BenF.
    May 6, 2009
    Good, funny, a refreshing break from most of the crap the networks are putting out right now.
  3. KimberlyS.
    May 17, 2009
    Bobby Canavale shines in this show. He gives cupid an upbeat lovable personality.
  4. leels
    Apr 14, 2009
    Love it! Great acting by main characters. Fun, light, good writing. Keep it!!
  5. rayl.
    May 9, 2009
    Like it a lot. fun, fresh and uplifting.
  6. C.B.
    Apr 1, 2009
    Well acted and compelling.
  7. DanB
    May 7, 2009
    Horrible, cliched, corporate money maker.

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