Need a little romance in your life? A little picture-perfect flirtation and witty banter? We’ve got you covered.
After a grueling workweek, there’s nothing quite like unwinding with a heartwarming rom-com series. Whether you crave the elegance of period dramas, the allure of modern love stories, or the whimsy of quirky comedies, the world of romantic comedies beckons. These 10 series promise to be your perfect companions, offering the ideal escape after those long, demanding workdays.
‘4 Weddings and a Funeral’ (2019) | Hulu
If you enjoy British rom-coms like Notting Hill and Bridget Jones’ Diary, you’ll love this Mindy Kaling-produced series. Follow an eclectic group of friends, including Nathalie Emmanuel’s Maya and Nikesh Patel’s Kash, as they navigate the ups and downs of love, weddings, and life’s unexpected surprises. Set in London, it features all the wit you’d expect from a British comedy. And Rebecca Rittenhouse’s stellar wardrobe is icing on the cake.
‘Bridgerton’ (2020) | Netflix
The Regency-era rom-com series is a visual treat featuring lavish costumes and scandalous love affairs. And it’s perfect for those who enjoy the angst of a love/hate relationship. Join the Bridgerton family as they manage London’s high society in a world filled with intrigue, gossip, and, of course, romance.
‘Emily in Paris’ (2020) | Netflix
If you’re looking for a modern take on romance and fashion, Emily in Paris delivers. Follow Lily Collins’ Emily, a young marketing executive from Chicago, as she moves to Paris for work and finds herself entangled in both the professional and romantic escapades of the City of Love.
‘The Great’ (2020) | Hulu
If you enjoy humor-driven historical dramas and unconventional love stories, this one’s for you.
This satirical rom-com takes a cheeky look at the life of Catherine the Great of Russia. Expect royal intrigue, political machinations, and plenty of witty banter as Elle Fanning’s Catherine faces the challenges of being a young ambitious queen. Of course, her extravagant philandering Emporer husband, played by Nicolas Hoult, doesn’t make life in the palace easy.
‘Never Have I Ever’ (2020) | Netflix
High school can be a rollercoaster of emotions, especially for Maitreyi Ramakrishnan’s Devi Vishwakumar. Join her on this hilarious journey as she tries to figure out the complexities of teenage life, friendships, and family, while on a quest for a hot boyfriend. The series is perfect for fans of coming-of-age stories, young love, and quirky friendships.
‘XO, Kitty’ (2023) | Netflix
After winning fans over in To All the Boys I’ve Ever Loved, Anna Cathcart is back as Kitty Covey, Lara Jean Covey’s tenacious and sharp-witted little sister. Now that she’s done helping her sister manage her love life, Kitty is heading to Seoul to reconnect with her long-distance boyfriend in XO, Kitty.
‘Modern Love’ (2019) | Prime Video
For those craving a more realistic take on romance, explore this collection of true love stories featuring a star-studded cast that includes Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, and Dev Patel. Each episode highlights different facets of love in the modern world. From unexpected connections to the enduring bonds of family, the series offers glimpses into the intricacies of intimate relationships — romantic and platonic.
‘High Fidelity’ (2020) | Hulu
If you’re a fan of music, pop culture, humor, and romance, this series is right up your alley. Follow Zoe Kravitz’ Rob, a record store owner who reflects on past relationships and attempts to find closure with her exes as she explores new romantic possibilities. The best part — she does it all to a killer soundtrack.
‘And Just Like That…’ (2021) | Max
Fans of Sex and the City will rejoice as Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon return as Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda for a whole new chapter of their lives. With their swoon-worthy styles and cheeky humor, the crew explores new dynamics of love, sexuality, friendship, and parenthood in their home turf of New York City.
‘Starstruck’ (2021) | Max
Looking for a quirky take on fame, love, and self-discovery? Jessie’s hilarious adventures will keep you entertained. Discover the awkward world of Jessie (Rose Matafeo), a young woman living in London who accidentally sleeps with a famous movie star. Perfect for those who enjoy fresh, offbeat rom-coms.