The Love Boat

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  • TV-G
  • 1977
  • 10 Seasons
  • 6.2  (9,663)

The Love Boat is a lighthearted romantic comedy series which takes place on board a ship. The ship provides the setting for most of the stories which revolve around various couples. The crew on board the ship also play central roles in the romantic stories that unfold. The crew consists of the Captain, a yeoman purser, a cruise director, a doctor and a bartender. Each character has their own strengths they bring to the episodes they appear in. The members of the crew also become involved in their own romantic interludes from time to time. The format for the show introduces about three separate stories during one episode. Each story involves some type of romantic entanglement, which could be about two people meeting for the first time, people who have been married for many years or people who fall in love without expecting to. In most episodes the interactions with the members of the crew are used as counseling sessions. Depending on which crew member is involved and what story is unfolding, the advice given will usually be to help in the area of romance. As a comedy, the cast of characters can also be placed in unusual and humorous situations. The dialog written between a newly married couple who's parents will not leave them alone for the night will reflect their frustration in a humorous and lighthearted manner. In some episodes, a story can revolve around a crew member trying to assist a passenger and the various antics that ensue. Episodes can also reflect the struggles couples go through with moments that reflect more serious tones. The characters who make up the passenger list for each episode are all well known stars. Every episode brings a whole new cast of characters as passengers aboard the Love Boat. The members of the crew remain constant throughout the shows which gives viewers a chance to see their personalities develop. From the level headed ship's captain to the delightfully charming cruise director, each cast member contributes to the overall entertainment value of the show.

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Seasons
Who Killed Maxwell Thorn
4. Who Killed Maxwell Thorn
February 27, 1987
After secretly gifting six strangers a cruise, a billionaire goes missing, and Ace suspects one of the six is a murderer. Meanwhile, Mrs. Stubing wants to feel she's more than just the captain's wife.
The Christmas Cruise
2. The Christmas Cruise
December 25, 1986
While the new Mrs. Stubing wonders what to get the captain for Christmas, a comedic Santa suffers from depression. Then, a couple reunite after a long time apart, and a mother-daughter con-artist duo prey on passengers.
The Shipshape Cruise
1. The Shipshape Cruise
November 21, 1986
Doc marries a younger woman only to run into his ex-wife while on his honeymoon. Meanwhile, a voluptuous diet doctor hires a svelte fitness instructor to impersonate her, and a man has to tell his partner their relationship may be over.
Description

The Love Boat is a lighthearted romantic comedy series which takes place on board a ship. The ship provides the setting for most of the stories which revolve around various couples. The crew on board the ship also play central roles in the romantic stories that unfold. The crew consists of the Captain, a yeoman purser, a cruise director, a doctor and a bartender. Each character has their own strengths they bring to the episodes they appear in. The members of the crew also become involved in their own romantic interludes from time to time.

The format for the show introduces about three separate stories during one episode. Each story involves some type of romantic entanglement, which could be about two people meeting for the first time, people who have been married for many years or people who fall in love without expecting to. In most episodes the interactions with the members of the crew are used as counseling sessions. Depending on which crew member is involved and what story is unfolding, the advice given will usually be to help in the area of romance.

As a comedy, the cast of characters can also be placed in unusual and humorous situations. The dialog written between a newly married couple who's parents will not leave them alone for the night will reflect their frustration in a humorous and lighthearted manner. In some episodes, a story can revolve around a crew member trying to assist a passenger and the various antics that ensue. Episodes can also reflect the struggles couples go through with moments that reflect more serious tones.

The characters who make up the passenger list for each episode are all well known stars. Every episode brings a whole new cast of characters as passengers aboard the Love Boat. The members of the crew remain constant throughout the shows which gives viewers a chance to see their personalities develop. From the level headed ship's captain to the delightfully charming cruise director, each cast member contributes to the overall entertainment value of the show.

The Love Boat is a series that is currently running and has 10 seasons (254 episodes). The series first aired on September 24, 1977.

Where to Watch The Love Boat

The Love Boat is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Love Boat on demand at Apple TV+, Paramount+ and Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    September 24, 1977
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (9,663)