Made For Love is made for…. being bored. If it wasn’t for Cristin Milioti and a bit of Ray Romano, it would have been the worst show of 2021 so far.
Why am I not a fan? Well, in the last 2 years, we’ve seen a LOT of series around the whole concept of “Virtual Life”. And Made For Love is not one of the best.
For over 7 of the 8 episodes, Cristin Milioti plays the role of a young woman, on the run after 10 years in a suffocating marriage to a tech billionaire, Byron Gogl (Billy Magnussen). Two episodes in, she suddenly realized that her husband has implanted a revolutionary monitoring device in her brain that allows him to track her every move.
The premise so far feels like an original concept. Which it’s kind of is. Sadly, the treatment and “twists and turns” feel under-developed and borderline boring. Ray Romano brings some highly needed flavor but it’s not enough to save it. The first half is decent, but the second half of this show feels like a free fall. Especially the second half of the last episode which was clearly badly written to kickstart a second season.
Should you watch it?
Not really, and I rarely say that. I watched the whole season in one Sunday afternoon and two hours later, already forgot it. I won’t be watching season two whenever It’s released.