Cupid (Tv Series) 2009

Cupid is a television series that premiered on ABC on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 10:02 PM Eastern/9:02 PM Central. The series is a revival of sorts of the network’s 1998 series of the same name, changing its primary setting from Chicago to New York City.

Premise: Like the 1998 series from which it draws inspiration, this series is about a larger-than-life character who may or may not be the Roman god of love Cupid sent to earth to bring 100 couples together before he is allowed to return to Mt. Olympus. Whether by fate or other circumstances, Trevor Pierce (Bobby Cannavale; character was originally Trevor Hale, played by Jeremy Piven) is under the care of psychiatrist and self-help author Dr. Claire McCrae (Sarah Paulson; character was originally Claire Allen, played by Paula Marshall), whose own work is often based in romantic relationships. Claire’s philosophy on true love is that it’s the result of building friendship and compatibility. Trevor, by contrast, views it as heat and passion conquering all.
* Cupid / Eros (Bobby Cannavale), a New York bartender of unknown origin on a mission to unite one hundred couples in true, lasting love. Though his apartment is leased under the name “Ed Ross” (based on his Greek title, Eros), he is known officially by the hospital and to most others as “Trevor Pierce” (a name taken from the marble inscription “…the world felt the tremor, and the darkness was pierced,” on the hospital wall). According to Trevor, the gods of Olympus banished him to earth with the task of uniting one hundred permanent couples without the aid of divine omniscience or his bow and arrows as punishment for his poor performance as god of love. A string of hardwood beads hung in his apartment (and seemingly controlled by supernatural forces) tallies the couples he has effectively united (one). Though Trevor’s claims of divinity lack sufficient proof, he displays an uncanny knowledge of Mediterranean culture, excels in archery, and is well versed in all Greco-Roman myths except the story of Cupid and Psyche (either indicating that he has forgotten this occurrence, that it has yet to happen, or that he is lying).
* Dr. Claire McCrae (Sarah Paulson), a New York psychiatrist who leads a support group for singles seeking lasting, meaningful romantic relationships based on shared interests and friendship. She has been assigned the task of supervising and studying Trevor Pierce (whose name she knows is an alias), and readmitting him to a mental institution if he poses any significant danger to the public. In her case study (“Cupid: A Case Study”) she expresses the belief that Trevor’s delusion is in response to the repressed memory of a former lover (explaining his lack of knowledge about Cupid’s mythical wife, Psyche). However, there is some indication (if Trevor is, indeed, Cupid) that she herself may be Psyche: Greek psūkhē (psyche) means “soul – spirit”, and she is a psychiatrist; furthermore, in the myth Psyche is a mortal who falls in love with Cupid but believes he is a monster, not a god (whereas McCrae, who has expressed an attraction to Trevor, believe he is mentally unstable, not a god).
* Félix Arroyo (Rick Gomez), Trevor’s landlord and employer.
* Lita Arroyo (Camille Guaty), Félix’s sister and Trevor’s coworker.

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