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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 31, 2009
  • Season #: 1
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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. It's all light, good fun. Yes, there's a heavy dose of syrup, but Cannavale should be able to cut that to satisfactory levels. Paulson is perfect as the love guru who believes in rationality while Cupid believes in passion.
  2. 70
    Cupid, like most romantic comedies, can be sappy, sloppy and schemingly manipulative. But the bright writing (no surprise to anyone who watched Thomas' snappy teen-detective drama "Veronica Mars") and affecting performances by Cannavale and Paulson make being manipulated seem a guilty pleasure in this case.
  3. 63
    If you've never had an in terested suitor impose the Big Gesture on you, then ABC's revival of the 1990s dramedy Cupid is so not up your alley that you may as well live on Mt. Olympus. And that just happens to be where Cupid (Bobby Cannavale) comes from in this sweet, not-horrible show.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Cupid remains a rather wispy premise, with this second go-round bookending other similarly themed premises, such as NBC’s “Miss Match,” which failed, too--and in that case also featured a female lead who couldn’t quite follow her own romantic advice.
  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. Cupid may really be insane, and the undeniably offbeat Piven never let you forget it. Cannavale just seems, well, stubborn.
  7. 30
    Throughout the show, his behavior is quirky and smug in cloying and annoying ways, which seems a self-destructive miscalculation.

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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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