Valentine's Day might only be for one day of the year, but that doesn't mean your romantic spirit has to be. Still, it's a little tough to keep that mood for love going, especially since Valentine's happened in the middle of the week this year. Well don't worry, Screen Rant has got you covered. We dug through Netflix to locate the most romantic shows available on the streaming site, for the sole purpose of keeping that romantic feeling alive this weekend. So curl up with the ones you love, TV fans, because these are the most Romantic Shows On Netflix To Keep Your Valentine's Day Going All Weekend Long.
Easy might not just scratch your romantic itch, but also your need for a good anthology series. Black Mirror won’t show up again for a little while, after all, and that kind of storytelling is just too fun to be away for long. However, don’t expect Easy to be like Black Mirror in tone. (Nothing is quite like Black Mirror in tone.) This offbeat, character-driven dramedy anthology focuses on real-world couples in extraordinary circumstances. If what you’re craving is a multi-faceted, A-List exploration of what it means to be in a relationship with another person, then this show is for you.
9 New Girl
New Girl is one of the funniest shows on television, but its humor isn’t the only thing it’s got going for it. It also features some of the most lovable characters on Netflix right now, and when those characters start dating, you know it’s going to be a touching, hilarious story. Watch New Girl whether you’re in a Valentine's mood or because it’s February, and we could all use a good laugh right now. Heck, it’s 2019 and we could all use a good laugh right now.
8 North & South
If the word “romance” conjures up Jane Austen in your mind, then you should give this BBC miniseries a chance. It’s a story of love between two classes of people, set on the backdrop of early eighteenth-century England.
This show will have you longing for an Edwardian lifestyle and the lovers that come with it. Plus, if for fans of the Hobbit films, Richard Armitage is the male lead. Also, if your two big interests are Lord of the Rings and Austenian romance, please write us. We need to know who you are.
Glee is as feel-good a show for today’s audience as Happy Days was in the '60s. Not only is it full of classic teen drama and toe-tapping musical numbers, it’s got some really great romances going on. And there’s no better way to express the joys and sorrows of love than singing a full song in the middle of a conversation. Take that, therapy.
6 Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina
Speaking of love and teen drama, you really should check out Netflix’s latest supernatural show. The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, set in a world adjacent to the CW’s popular Riverdale, is all about the difficulties of love between two worlds. Sabrina and her boyfriend, Harvey, are kind of like a Romeo and Juliet couple, except without either of them dying. And hey, even if one of them did die, this show’s got tons of ways to get around death. Frankly, they do it all the time.
Love is a Judd Apatow-produced romantic comedy. That should give you all you need to know if you’ve seen movies like Knocked Up and The Forty-Year-Old Virgin. But if you haven’t, Love is a grounded, awkwardly comedic look at modern romance.
Watch it if the frilly, fantastical romances we’ve listed already on this list don’t appeal to you. If North & South didn’t sound like your type of show, then there’s a chance Love might have the kind of romance you’re seeking.
But let’s say a dangerous love story is a better speed. For people who want some stakes to their romance, what's the best show to watch? If this sounds like the right question, then Scandal is the perfect show. Scandal is a story about Olivia Pope, a Washington fixer with access to the most powerful people on the planet. Her steamy affair with the president of the United States makes for fantastic drama and edge-of-your-seat suspense, but don’t worry. The romance on this show is just as engaging as its suspense, and the moments where the two meet create some damn fine TV.
3 Grand Hotel
For those who love period dramas but occasionally find them dry, Grand Hotel has it covered. The show takes place in a hotel during the early years of the twentieth century, but don’t let that fool you. This show is just as sexy and exciting as anything set in the modern day. Far from being the stuck-up, stiff characters that appear in Downton Abbey, the characters in this show are passionate and outspoken, as appealing as they are trouble-making. Watch it not just for the romance it so excellently portrays, but because it’s fairly underrated for a Netflix show.
2 Grey's Anatomy
It should be obvious that this show would be high on the list. After all, it’s where we get characters with nicknames like McSteamy and McDreamy. Grey’s Anatomy is the height of modern soap opera storytelling.
It's easy to fall in love with the characters just as they fall in love with each other. This show is a constant stream of joy and heartbreak, of revenge and forgiveness. And as you probably already know, its romance is without compare. Watch it not just for the many romances that happen, but because this show is a piece of television history.
To many people, Ross and Rachel define television romance. Is it any wonder that we put their show up at the top of this list? The romance they and the other friends experience is exactly what people watch romantic TV shows for. It’s got ups and downs. It can make you shed a tear or burst out laughing. The romance in F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is witty, charming, and sticks with you for life. And if all those things don’t describe romance itself, then we don’t know what does.
What are you watching this Valentines Day weekend? Got any recommendations for anti-romantical shows in protest of the holiday? (Hey, we get it, we’ve been on Tinder.) Let us know in the comments section below!