Made for Love (TV series)

Made for Love is an American dark comedy television series based on the 2017 novel of the same name by Alissa Nutting. The series premiered on HBO Max on April 1, 2021.[1] It stars Cristin Milioti, Billy Magnussen and Ray Romano.

Made for Love
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Official poster
GenreDark comedy
Created byAlissa Nutting & Dean Bakopoulos and Patrick Somerville and Christina Lee
Based onMade for Love
by Alissa Nutting
Starring
Music byKeefus Ciancia
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producers
ProducerJanet Knutsen
CinematographyNathaniel Goodman
Editors
  • Andy Morrish
  • Al LeVine
  • Anthony McAfee
Running time25–29 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkHBO Max
Original releaseApril 1, 2021 (2021-04-01) –
present (present)

PremiseEdit

A woman escapes from a suffocating 10-year marriage to a tech billionaire, but discovers her husband had her fitted with a high tech tracking device. The monitoring device, which he implanted in her brain, allows him to track her location, watch her live, and know her "emotional data" as she tries to regain her independence.

CastEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

WarnerMedia gave the series a greenlight in June 2019, which would see the series stream on their streaming service HBO Max. Patrick Somerville will showrun and write the series, with S. J. Clarkson directing.[2]

CastingEdit

In July 2019, Cristin Milioti was cast to lead the series.[3] Ray Romano was added in September 2019, with his deal only for one season.[4] Noma Dumezweni would join in October 2019, with Billy Magnussen, Dan Bakkedahl and Augusto Aguilera added in November 2019.[5][6][7] In December 2019, Raymond Lee was cast in a recurring role.[8]

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"User One"Stephanie LaingAlissa Nutting & Dean Bakopoulos and Patrick Somerville and Christina LeeApril 1, 2021 (2021-04-01)
2"I Want a Divorce"Alethea JonesAlissa Nutting & Dean Bakopoulos and Patrick Somerville and Christina LeeApril 1, 2021 (2021-04-01)
3"I Want This Thing Out of My Head"Alethea JonesAlissa Nutting & Sarah SolemaniApril 1, 2021 (2021-04-01)
4"I Want a New Life"Stephanie LaingKim Steele & Sarah McCarronApril 8, 2021 (2021-04-08)
5"I Want a Lawyer"Stephanie LaingChristina LeeApril 8, 2021 (2021-04-08)
6"I Want You to Give a F*** About Me"Stephanie LaingSarah McCarron & Sarah LaBrieApril 8, 2021 (2021-04-08)
7"I Want to Feel Normal"Stephanie LaingAlissa NuttingApril 15, 2021 (2021-04-15)
8"Let's Meet"Stephanie LaingAlissa Nutting & Patrick Somerville and Christina LeeApril 15, 2021 (2021-04-15)

ReleaseEdit

The series premiered on April 1, 2021 with the first 3 episodes available immediately.[1]

ReceptionEdit

For the series, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 93% based on 40 critic reviews, with an average rating of 7.14/10. The website's critics consensus reads,"Made for Love's satirical riffs on technology are undeniably clever, but the most valuable special effects in this twisty odyssey are Cristin Milioti's charisma and comedic timing."[9] Metacritic gave the series a weighted average score of 67 out of 100 based on 17 critic reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[10]

Nina Metz of Chicago Tribune rated the series 3.5/4 and found the series "cheekily bewitching, both sardonic and deeply deeply disturbing..."[11] Ben Travers of IndieWire gave the series a B- and said, "Herbert is the proof that Made for Love still knows the real deal: that true love can't be quantified, only felt. The more the show lets us feel it, the better off it will be."[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "MADE FOR LOVE Debuts April 1 on HBO Max". WarnerMedia (Press release). March 22, 2021. Archived from the original on March 22, 2021. Retrieved March 22, 2021.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 25, 2019). "WarnerMedia Streamer Orders 'Station Eleven' & 'Made For Love' Series From Patrick Somerville & Paramount". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 23, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (July 29, 2019). "'Made For Love': Cristin Milioti To Star In HBO Max Series Based On Novel". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 23, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (September 25, 2019). "Ray Romano To Star In HBO Max Series 'Made For Love' Based On Novel". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 23, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Evans, Greg (October 28, 2019). "'Made For Love': Noma Dumezweni Cast In HBO Max Series Based On Novel". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 23, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (November 4, 2019). "Billy Magnussen Boards HBO Max Series 'Made For Love' Based On Alissa Nutting Novel". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 23, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Hipes, Patrick (November 13, 2019). "'Made For Love': Dan Bakkedahl & Augusto Aguilera Join HBO Max Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 23, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (December 20, 2019). "'Made For Love': Raymond Lee To Recur In HBO Max Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 23, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Made for Love: Season 1 (2021)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 14, 2021.
  10. ^ "Made for Love: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved April 14, 2021.
  11. ^ Metz, Nina (April 1, 2021). "'Made for Love' review: HBO Max's tech satire is both sardonic and deeply, deeply creepy". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 5, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Travers, Ben (March 17, 2021). "'Made for Love' Review: Ray Romano Carries HBO Max's Bizarre Tech Comedy Through a Bad Romance". IndieWire]. Retrieved April 5, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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