The weather is getting colder and the days are growing shorter, which means winter is well and truly upon us. And with many of us either in lockdown, quarantine or self-isolating, this season is the perfect time for cosy nights spent snuggling on the sofa with your loved one, binge-watching romantic series that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside!
And to keep things starry-eyed, here’s a list of some of the best romantic sitcoms out there for cosy nights at home this winter. All you’ll need is blankets, hot chocolate, popcorn and your partner!
This anthology series from Netflix explores the trials and tribulations of modern-day romance and relationships, as told through an intertwined group of friends in Chicago. Following a different stand-alone love story in each episode, the show perfectly encapsulates the multitude of diverse nuances that love can take today. And with 25 episodes spread across three seasons, there’s plenty to get your teeth stuck into.
2) This is Us
This multi-award winning series from NBC, follows two parents and their triplets through different intervals in the life story of the family and its unusual members. Sometimes showing the present day when the unconventional siblings are adults and other times presenting flashbacks from when they were children, the series explores the personal struggles, romances and tragedies that each person faces in the pursuit of happiness.
For a more realistic, honest look at love with all its ups and downs, try this quirky Netflix series co-created by Judd Apatow. The show follows troubled Mickey and happy-go-lucky Gus as they navigate their way around the obstacles of modern day relationships. This series doesn’t sugar-coat things, instead choosing to show the raw, the real and the oftentimes agonising, alongside the romance. And the cherry on the cake – the characters and storylines are hilarious!
4) How I Met Your Mother
This revered sitcom has a cult following of firm fans who re-watch episodes again and again, thanks to its unique concept and fun, easy-going, romantic comedy vibes. The protagonist is Ted Mosby, and each episode is a flashback into the past, as he recounts the story of how he met the mother of his now-teenage children. A multitude of hilarious adventures happen along the way, bringing in Ted’s eclectic group of friends and dipping in and out of the parallel love stories that each of them experience across the nine consistently comical and entertaining seasons.
5) Once Upon a Time
As the name suggests, this series is all about fairy-tale romance – but this time with a modern-day twist. This seven-season sitcom takes the age-old love story of Prince Charming and Snow White, then turns it on its head with a curse that causes the characters to forget who they are, and transports them into the present-day, to live in a sleepy town in Maine. Only the long-lost daughter of the prince and his beloved Snow White can break the evil spell.
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