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Series / Manhattan Love Story

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A 2014 romantic comedy that aired on ABC. It centers around New York newcomer Dana Hopkins (Analeigh Tipton) and her budding relationship with Peter Cooper (Jake McDorman), a native New Yorker.

The show was quickly cancelled, being the first casualty of the Fall 2014 new shows. It was cancelled after only four episodes were aired. The remaining seven episodes were shown on Hulu.

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  • Beta Couple: David and Amy Cooper. David is Peter's brother, and Amy is Dana's former sorority sister (and roommate).
  • The Gimmick: The series tries to set itself apart from the pack by having voiceovers read the main characters' minds.
  • Insistent Terminology: Peter doesn't read comic books, but graphic novels. Interestingly, he's shown reading comic books rather than trade paperbacks, making his argument fairly weak.
  • Pac Man Fever: One episode has Peter playing Killer Instinct on the Xbox 360. Good enough... until he reveals he was talking to another player on the headset and refers to him as "Blue Team Leader," something a one-on-one fighting game absolutely wouldn't have.
  • Their First Time: The couple laments how something always comes up and interrupts them or ruins their night before they actually do the act.
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  • Will They or Won't They?: The series is centered around whether Dana and Peter get (and stay) together.


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