Netflix is a hub of stories full of love, romance, chemistry, spark, and yes, a lot of intimacy. Because accept it or not, intimacy plays a pivotal role in establishing visible chemistry between the protagonists. And yes, when we say the word intimacy, don’t jump directly to something physical. Though acts like holding hands, hugs, kisses, etc. do present a relationship as intimate, the concept also extends to emotional, intellectual, and experiential, where the feeling of closeness comes from shared feelings, experiences, and conversations.
If you are the kind of person who roots for such relationships, here’s a list of Netflix shows which serve power packed couples and a lot of intimacy on the side:
Directed by: Tricia Brock, Alex Pillai, Alrick Riley, Julie Anne Robinson, Sheree Folkson, Cheryl Dunye and more.
Cast: Jonathan Bailey, Phoebe Dynevor, Claudia Jessie, Luke Newton, Luke Thompson, and more
Episodes: 16 (Two Seasons till now)
Set in the Regency Era England, Bridgerton gives us a new angle to look at love, getting married, societal pressures and expectations, and whatnot. For a time when women weren’t allowed to meet any man without an escort and getting caught in a compromising situation while you are unmarried was like all hell going loose, Bridgerton has its good share of ‘pre-marriage’ steamy sequences, sexual tension as well as intellectual chemistry. If you are an adult and still haven’t watched it, trust us when we say you have been missing out on a lot.
Directed by: Dani de la Orden, Ramón Salazar, Ginesta Guindal, Eduardo Chapero-Jackson and more
Cast: Itzan Escamilla, Miguel Bernardeau, Arón Piper, Mina El Hammani, Omar Ayuso, Álvaro Rico and more
Episodes: 40 (Five seasons)
A teen thriller, a murder mystery, obscene display of money, an elite school setting, and frankly, a lot of sex, what more can one ask for that’s all what’s Netflix’s Elite has been offering since it first landed on the streaming platform back in 2018. The story starts with Samuel, Nadia, and Christian, three working-class students joining Las Encinas, the most exclusive private school in Spain on scholarships. But trust us, they are not going to be invited with open arms. They’ll find themselves being targeted, ostracized, humiliated, and ‘discriminated’ by the so-called elites and ending up right in the middle of a murder investigation.
Directed by: Metin Hüseyin, Jamie Payne, Stephen Woolfenden, Anna Foerster, Brian Kelly, and more
Cast: Caitríona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, Duncan Lacroix and more
A historical time travel saga, Outlander gives us an amazing love story of Claire and Jaime where Claire finds herself transported from 1945 to the Jacobite rising of the mid-1700s. Sounds insane? Yes, we know. However, the way the love story is intertwined with the war and violence at every turn is simply impeccable. Just like any other mature relationship, the pair has such perfect understanding and respect that despite the era, they choose what’s best for them and their family and people together based on each other’s opinions and views. Along with that, the chemistry between the couple, it’s just ‘Woah’.
Directed by: Ga-Ram Kim
Cast: Han So-hee, Song Kang, Yang Hye-Ji, Lee Ho-jung, Yoon Seo-Ah, Jeong Jaekwang and more
We all know how most Korean dramas work and their basic story elements. Gentle pats on the head, adorable gifts, walks, possessive guys, cuteness, you know what we are talking about, right? What if along with all such adorable acts, dates, hugs, hearty conversations, ‘butterflies in the stomach’ moments, there would be steamy make-outs, night-after cuddles, sexual tension blowing off the roof? That is what Nevertheless offers in a silver platter of mere ten episodes. If you root for such stories, then this K-drama is just the right choice for you.
Directed by: Erika Calmeyer, Rojda Sekersöz
Cast: Edvin Ryding, Omar Rudberg, Felicia Truedsson, Malte Gårdinger, and more
Young Royals is one of the teen dramas set in a boarding school and while living together, each one of them has their own journey of exploration, self-discovery, acceptance, learning and unlearning to be a better person, and a lot more. Correct us if we are wrong but the trope isn’t something very new. However, what makes it stand out is the way the character and storylines are presented. Prince Wilhelm of Sweden is sent to the elite boarding school, Hillerska where he is expected to improve his interpersonal skills, learn how to adjust to diverse environments, and more skills required by any Prince. But things went off track when a gay romance started budding between him and a fellow student. Another aspect of Young Royals that has made a mark on the viewers is the realism with which the relationships have been portrayed.