10 Shows like Virgin River you must watch while waiting for Season 5

10 shows like Virgin River you must watch while waiting for Season 5
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Virgin River is a fan favorite and it’s worth every bit of hype it gets. There’s no denying the cast and writing team of Virgin River is extremely talented, and the show is superbly acted, with brilliant cinematography and gorgeous scenery. Virgin River is incredibly addictive and I think it’s safe to say that you’ll never want to stop watching it! It’s not your typical TV show.

Anyway, there is time for season 5 and can you also not wait for it just like we can’t? We know it is difficult to wait for our favorite show. Fortunately, there are plenty of shows you can watch with beautiful plots as the Netflix hit. So here are our top 10 shows you can watch while waiting for season 5 of the virgin river! 

Ginny & Georgia Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix

This show’s plot revolves around the mother-daughter duo who move to a small town. The women, looking for a fresh start and trying to make a mark on their new town. Also, just like Virgin River, this show also features a love triangle. This is perfect for those who did not get enough of Mel and Jack! 

Sweet Magnolias Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix

Okay, just for a second try replacing Northern California for South Carolina. Imagined that? This is exactly how Virgin River would look a lot like Sweet Magnolias. The plot revolves around a trio who help each other through all their hardships. This show is just about romantic relationships but also about their professional lives.  

Emily in Paris Season 3 | Official Trailer | Netflix

Yes, we agree Paris is a little cosmopolitan in comparison to the Virgin River. But there is a commonality in both. Both the lead women seek to use their skill sets in the new environment. For instance, Mel with her medical prowess, and Emily with her marketing strategies. Also, coincidentally, both of these ladies get embroiled in love relationships unknowingly. 


MAID | Official Teaser | Netflix

Netflix’s Maid has an emotional resonance. And we aren’t saying this just for the sake of saying it. The storyline is based on Stephanie Land’s memoir wherein a young mother from the small town of coastal Washington raises her daughter after leaving an abusive relationship. This theme of trauma and survival has a similarity that is also seen in Virgin River. 

This Is Us Season 6 Trailer (HD) Final Season

This series is definitely a worthy pick. Just like Virgin River, this series will also make you try due to the tragedies that the characters go through.  The story also involves the emotions of losing a child and the theme of PTSD. 

Firefly Lane: Season 2 | Official Trailer | Netflix

The most important theme of Virgin River is the bond of family between Paige, Christopher, and Preacher. This sweet theme is also seen in Firefly Lane. The series is based on Kristin Hannah’s novel and follows the friendship of Tully and Kate. There’s more to the story- drama and love triangles. 

Jane The Virgin

Jane the Virgin

We all can agree that Virgin River is a super soapy show and so is Jane The Virgin. This beautiful series pays a playful homage to telenovelas but at the same time, it is grounded by emotional and cathartic performances just as it is in Virgin River. 

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The plot follows Abby, a divorced, goal-oriented, and career-driven mother who moves from New York to her hometown. It’s a sweet show with small-town charm, so do give it a watch. 

Zoe, a new yorker, relocates to a small town in Alabama to take over her late father’s practice but finds it difficult to adjust. But things are not as bad as they look, thanks to a charming bartender who swoons her over. 


The story revolves around the life of Dr. Andrew Brown, a renowned doctor who finds his life changed forever after his wife dies. He leaves glamorous Manhattan and his prosperous medical practice for the idyllic small town of Everwood because the place is attached to his wife. 

There you go, these are our top 10 suggestions to watch while you wait for season 5 of Virgin River to release. Happy watching!