• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 31, 2009
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24

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Critic Reviews

  1. 63
    There are some great lines, but it seems like a predictable formula: Get one couple together per episode, flirt with doctor. Where's the magic in that?
  2. 63
    The problem is, though this good-natured show doesn't lack for energy, Cupid is a little bland and formulaic.
  3. It's nobody's fault that Cannavale and Paulson so far lack the chemistry a show like this needs. The problem with this version of Cupid isn't the actors, but its strained "Touched by a Love Boat" concept, which has the two main characters gluing together a fresh couple every week while inching bickersomely toward their own mutual attraction.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    75
    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.
  8. 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.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. ShayS
    Oct 3, 2009
    2
    One of the worst shows I've seen in a long time. Cannavale should go back to being gay in "Will and Grace" cause he doesn't have One of the worst shows I've seen in a long time. Cannavale should go back to being gay in "Will and Grace" cause he doesn't have enough acting to be on he's own show. Full Review »
  2. KimberlyS.
    May 17, 2009
    10
    Bobby Canavale shines in this show. He gives cupid an upbeat lovable personality.
  3. rayl.
    May 9, 2009
    8
    Like it a lot. fun, fresh and uplifting.