A perfect romance-filled drama is actually a mix of all genres since love can happen in the most unusual situations and can even have a slice of comedy or thrill. Whether it’s the first high school love or the experienced love of grownups, there are many ways to fall in love.
Are you a fan of romantic dramas? If yes, then you have come to the right place With a new romantic drama series releasing every other day on Netflix you must be wondering what to watch among the lot. Well, to make your job easier we bring you the Top 5 romantic shows on Netflix that you can binge-watch this weekend. Read on to know which ones have made it to the list.
Bridgerton is an American historical fiction-romantic drama series created by Chris Van Dusen for Netflix. Moreover, it’s the first Netflix series from Shonda Rhimes. Based on a series of books by Julia Quinn, the series is set against the backdrop of the Regency era in England, the eight close-knit siblings of the noble and eponymous Bridgerton family – Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory and Hyacinth who navigate London high society in search of love, surrounded by friends and rivals alike.
The first season of the series was released in 2020 on Netflix and the second premiered on March 25, 2022. Apart from the depiction of the historical period, the show has been loved for its romantic storyline and actors’ performances.
The third season is also scheduled to release on Netflix in 2023. Time to watch it if you haven’t already.
Emily in Paris
Already in its third season, Emily in Paris first debuted on Netflix on October 20, 2020. Produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and originally developed for Paramount Network, the series moved to Netflix in July 2020. The fourth season of Emily in Paris was already renewed back when the third season was announced.
The plot revolves around Emily Cooper (Lily Collins) who upon realizing that her life is at a standstill in Chicago, grabs the opportunity when her firm requires her to travel to France and take up a social media executive position at their Paris branch. A romanticized take on life in Paris from an American point of view, the storyline gets interesting as Emily struggles to adapt to a foreign land, far away from home. Emily’s further adventures in Paris, trying to find a work-life balance and whether or not she is able to find the love of her life are the reasons to watch out this show, especially for fans of romance.
Here’s the trailer for the latest season on Netflix.
Never Have I Ever
Another American romantic comedy-drama series starring Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Never Have I Ever has been created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher. The series which first premiered on Netflix on April 27, 2020, already has 3 seasons to its name and is now eyeing at season 4 in 2023.
The story traces the journey of an Indian origin Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) who after witnessing her father Mohan’s (Sendhil Ramamurthy) sudden death and temporarily losing the sensation of her legs due to trauma, begins her undergraduate year and tries to turn her life around. Struggling with her grief and a complicated relationship with her mother Nalini (Pooma Jagannathan), Devi’s life turns chaotic when she somehow ends up in a romantic relationship with not one but two boys. It’s worth watching how Devi has to navigate through the waters of high school romance while also dealing with her family and her Indian identity at the same time.
An American romantic drama series, Sweet Magnolias has been developed by Sheryl J. Anderson and based on the Sweet Magnolias novels by Sherryl Woods. Starring Joanna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott, Heather Headley, and Jamie Lynn Spears, the series first premiered on Netflix on May 19, 2020.
It follows a trio of three best friends, known as the Sweet Magnolias, and how they lift each other up as they juggle relationships, family, and careers in the small Southern town of Serenity (North Carolina). A romantic and heartwarming series, it is looking forward to the release of its fourth season in 2023. Find it interesting? Get ready with your popcorn to binge-watch!
Below is the trailer for Sweet Magnolias Season 2.
Another American romantic drama series, it is produced by Reel World Management, and based on the Virgin River novels by Robyn Carr. Revolving around Mel Monroe (Alexandra Breckenridge), a midwife and nurse practitioner who moves to the small Northern California town of Virgin River, looking for a fresh start, the show takes us back into Mel’s painful past which she is trying to move on from, while sparks fly between her and Jack. Having debuted in 2019 and with 4 seasons in its kitty, the last season of Virgin River is expected to release this year.
A charming and homely series you will need to watch this out to know why it has already developed a dedicated fan following.