"Cupid": Show It Some Love
I was really disappointed to see the low ratings for ABC’s “Cupid” Tuesday night because I was seriously considering adding it to my must-see list.
Now, considering this is ABC, I’m not sure I should bother…
If you haven’t seen it, “Cupid” is the story of Trevor Pierce (Bobby Cannavale), who claims to be Cupid, the Roman god of love. He says if he helps 100 couples find love, he can return to Mount Olympus. But no one believes Trevor and he ends up in a mental institution.
After three months, he’s released and put in the care of self-help author Dr. Claire McCrae (Sarah Paulson). He has to attend her singles therapy sessions, which he uses to help people find love, much to her dismay. Trevor also uses his job as a bartender at a cantina owned by Felix Arroyo (Rick Gomez) and his sister Lila (Camille Guaty) to make matches.
The show is completely endearing for two reasons—the cast and the element of romance. Bobby Cannavale is so adorable it almost hurts. And Sarah Paulson is a perfect foil for him. Their chemistry—which is crucial to the success of the show—is fantastic. And Gomez and Guaty offer solid support.
And how can you resist seeing people find their soulmates? In the episode I watched, a PI played by cutie Erik Palladino found love with one of Claire’s friends. And Felix almost found love with the mother of Lila’s boyfriend (Mary Stuart Masterson). I love watching couples get together, so the thought of seeing it every week is extremely appealing.
If you’re looking for a fun, romantic show, I strongly encourage you to check out “Cupid”—especially if you’re a Nielsen family. Because I’d really hate to see this show get cancelled…again…
So show it some love, will ya?
“Cupid” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on ABC…
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