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.