ABC's new romantic comedy Manhattan Love Story
is reminiscent of one of Woody Allen's best films, Annie Hall
. Although, neither character possesses the endearing bordering on annoying neuroticism. The premise is basic: two people, Dana (Analeigh Tipton) and Peter (Jake McDorman), meet and begin dating with New York city as the backdrop.
In addition to dialogue, the audience gets to hear his/her versions of events through inner monologues from the characters as well. If the pilot of Manhattan Love Story
is any indication, stereotypical differences between the sexes will abound. Peter gets a bit weepy, and she assumes he's gay. Dana wants to talk about her day, he's distracted by her bra. All hope is not lost. The characters' individual personalities give the gimmick a fresh twist, and if the secondary characters are compelling enough to make this more of an ensemble, there's a show with a wide demographic appeal.