5 Romantic Shows to Watch on Netflix for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is here, and Netflix has you covered with a wide variety of romantic shows. The streaming service offers classics like Dawson’s Creek and Gilmore Girls for diehard fans. But they also have a list of original series to tug at your heartstrings. Here are a few romantic shows to binge with your sweetheart.

'Bridgerton' star Regé-Jean Page wearing a tuxedo during a red carpet appearance.
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‘Bridgerton’ is Netflix’s top romantic show

If historical romantic shows are your cup of tea, then Netflix’s Bridgerton is for you. The series is the brainchild of Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. The award-winning Regency drama focuses on the love lives of the Bridgerton siblings.

Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page) are one of the couples who have fans swooning. If you haven’t had a chance to binge the first season, now’s your chance to get caught up before Season 2 premieres on March 25th.

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‘Virgin River’ showcases on small town living

Robyn Carr’s famous book series has become one of Netflix’s top shows. The series follows Melinda “Mel” Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge), a Los Angeles nurse practitioner who moves to the small town of Virgin River. Mel settles into her new life and discovers the drama around the town.

Mel begins dating local restaurant owner Jack Sheridan (Martin Henderson), yet many issues plague their relationship. The Season 3 finale ended on a cliffhanger, putting Mel and Jack’s future in jeopardy. Season 4 is currently in production, and according to Digitial Spy, all the man cast members are expected to return.

‘Sweet Magnolias’ is another book adaption

Book adaptions are a huge hit for Netflix’s romantic shows. Sherryl Woods’ series Sweet Magnolias is another of the streaming service’s highest-rated shows. The series follows three friends as they navigate life in their South Carolina hometown.

JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott, and Heather Headley star as the show’s leading ladies. Of course, the women’s love lives are at the center of most of the plots. In the Season 1 finale, Maddie Townsend (Swisher) is left with a tough decision when her ex-husband Bill Townsend (Chris Klein) begs her to take him back.

Season 2 premiered on Feb 4. and fans have their answers to the burning questions from the first season.

‘Emily in Paris’ is a fun romantic comedy

From the creator of Sex and the City comes another romantic comedy. Emily in Paris follows the life of Emily Cooper (Lily Collins), who moves from Chicago to Paris for a new job at a fashion firm. Emily adjusts to her new home as she makes friends and captures the attention of a few men.

In Season 2, Emily’s conflicted with her feelings for Gabriel (Lucas Bravo) and Alfie (Lucien Laviscount). Fans will have to wait until Season 3 to find out what happens; in the meantime, they can catch up on the latest quirky drama in her life.

‘Love Is Blind’ puts an unique spin on dating

Netflix has entered the romantic reality show market with Love Is Blind. Hosts Nick and Vanessa Lachey take viewers on dating journeys of several contestants who cannot see each other. The participants are only allowed to talk thanks to a series of “pods” where they connect through conversations.

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After that part of the experiment is over, the couple becomes engaged and is whisked away to a couples retreat. Upon their return home, they live in an Atlanta apartment for four weeks and meet their significant other’s family. On the day of their wedding, the couple decides whether to marry or break up.