‘Manhattan Love Story’ a generic sitcom with clever gimmick

September 30, 2014 4:07 AM

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‘Manhattan Love Story’ a generic sitcom with clever gimmick

I really like this show. (I don’t really like this show.) It’s about a good-looking man and a pretty woman who get fixed up by their friends. (It’s about a sexist dude and a irritatingly naïve woman who’ll spend the rest of the series — which probably won’t last long — trying to change each other.) The jokes are fresh and clever. (Neither.) And New York looks fabulous. (OK, true.)

“Manhattan Love Story” is a new ABC romantic comedy with a gimmick. The two lead characters talk, and then, often, in a voice-over, we hear what they’re really thinking. (Like this.) So amid flirtatious chat on their first date, he thinks, “Totally going back to my place. When was the last time I wa...

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