Cupid (1998)

ABC (ended 1999)


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Cupid (1998)
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This is the story of a man who claims to be Cupid sent to Earth as a punishment. To earn his place back on Mount Olympus, he must reunite a hundred couples without the use of magic. He has been stripped of his powers and has become a normal human being for the length of his stay among us. Because of his claims, Trevor is thought to be delusional and placed under psychology study. He must attend Claire's therapy groups on a regular basis, where he usually likes to interfere and contradict her. Although the show is based on a fantasy premise, it is mostly an excuse. There has been no proof so far that Trevor really is Cupid and for all we know, he really could be just another nutcase. Yet, his ability to bring couples together, his great knowledge of Greek mythology and many other elements can only make one wonder.

    Cupid getting another shot at TV love

  • Jeffrey D. Sams

    Jeffrey D. Sams

    Albert "Champ" Terrace

    Jeremy Piven

    Jeremy Piven

    Trevor Hale/Cupid

    Paula Marshall

    Paula Marshall

    Dr. Claire Allen

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    • Cupid was Rob Thomas' first TV show creation, and casting Jeremy Piven and Paula Marshall showed promise.

      Romantic comedy on Cupid, the Roman god of love? Or a romantic comedy on a delusional patient and his psychologist? Anyway you pitch that, it sounds like a long shot to say the least.

      Casting Marshall and Piven as the leading duo was however brilliant, and the chemistry between them was undeniable. Both acted with energy and bounced of each other.

      The writing went from witty to romantic to heartwarming to referral. Easy to recognize some of Thomas' touches later seen in other works as Veronica Mars.

      I didn't like the 'Champ' character. Too much airtime and way too little interesting. I guess they gave him too long contract and had to use him, because they had to see his side stories was dragging the show down. (As seen in the remake they had learned from this).

      Cupid was a fresh breathe, and with some easy fixes it could really have hit home with a larger crowd. I have few problems understanding the will to try with a remake later, because it couldn't have been easy to walk away from this potential. The remake messed up the casting, but that was along with the idea and writing the originals strongest part.

      Only 14 episodes aired, and a 15th possible to pick up online. They made a couple of directional errors as they went along, and I guess some of those came from inexperienced management of the show. Still. Well worth looking into, as this is early proof 'Ari Gold' is no accidental fluke and neither was cult hit Veronica Mars.moreless
    • A warm and uplifting show.

      This was a very fun and uplifting show about love.each episode could spark your own memories about your own love life. i think this was due to the scenes with the support group. jeremy piven was hilarious in this role. if this had aired now with him and paula marshall, it would probably very popular. my favorites episodes were first loves and heart of the matter. lisa loeb was in first loves, and was a sweet look back at their first loves. watching this episode triggered my own memories, that i have not thought about in years. heart of the matter was a very "untamed heart" style episode.

      i think it was very ironic that the remake ended up having less episodes than the original.although the remake was good, and the new lead grew on you. the original cast seemed more natural. i watched both in succession, and the original just seemed to mesh well.although i absolutely loved the mariachi karaoke of the new one.

      there's a torrent floating around with the 15 episodes and the script to the 2 episodes that they did not them both and see what you think.moreless
    • Bad, but influential.

      It's not that well known or heard of but i'd recomend it for someone who likes comedy,romance or drama because it really is a mixture of both! The story line really is individual because it has two mixed adventures and plots to be solved and by using one of them they solved the other!.i wont say anymore because that would give it away! For final i must say, that the execution is very lame, but the idea is cool. After all, we are not the "money giving men" and we can bring that show back. Good luck to the new series!moreless
    • my review is about how cupid is the best show ever it was wrong to be taken off the air. if it was on today it would be a hit show. i am also trying to find the two unaied episodes, please help.moreless

      this show is a masterpiece. rob thomas ,who created this show, is a genius. cupid was a show that was ahead of its time, it was an hour long show that was a romance show with comedy and drama. hour long shows of this style were not done and therefore not appreciated at the time when this show started. The story between trevor and claie was bound to be one of interesting ups and downs. the obstacles that their relationship could have gone through would have been an interesting journey if just given the chance. i recently discovered the show and therefore at fault for not being one of the true fans that watched from the very beginning. the 2 episodes that were not aired should be able to be shown somehow. i know i would be thrilled if i could be one of the people that was able to see the last episodes of the best show ever. so if anyone has or knows how to see these two episodes please let me know.

      thank you all

    • This show should have never been cancelled. It was unique, funny, and left you feeling good at the end of each episode.

      The premise of the series was simple. A man claims that he is actually Cupid, the god of love, being punished by Zeus. He was sent to earth to match up a hundred couples with true love before he can be sent back to Olympus. Trevor/Cupid, is obviously considered to have psychological problems by people on earth when he claims to be a god, and spends most of his time with his psychiatrist and a few of his friends. Through out the series though, we never learn if Trvor is actually Cupid or just a sick person. The show leads you in both directions at times.

      I loved this show. It was a nice change from all the sitcomesque shows that were on at the time. The characters were warm and likable, and the question of Trvor's godhood kept you interested. Each hour long episode could entertain their audience, even if they were not a romantic. The story did not make the lovey-dovey undertones seemed forced, so you could enjoy watching Trevor slyly trying to hook people up while his doctor watched with amazement.

      The show itself got great critic reviews at the time, it just never seemed to connect with a large audience.If this series comes out on DVD, I will certainly buy it. I don't think I ever got to watch all the episodes myself, since it kept shifting around into different time slots, so I would welcome a chance to see all of this fabulous show again.moreless

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    Comedy, Drama