As we’re all still in isolation mode and missing the buzz of happy couples in our halls we thought we’d start the week with a round-up of some of our favourite romantic comedy TV shows.
We don’t know about you but in the middle of all of the stress that everyone is experiencing, we think it’s important to switch off and give ourselves a break from the 24-hour news cycle. What better way to do that than binge-watching some of our favourite TV couples fall in love?
If we’re talking about an easy watch, we have to start off with this classic. Whether you just pick your favourite episodes or re-watch the whole lot, if you’re in self-isolation with your lobster this is one way to pass some time. It has the Rachel and Ross love story and there are 10 seasons to get through so even if you already know what happens it’s a comforting way to get through a few hours.
We’re suckers for a ‘will they, won’t they’ storyline and Nick and Jess are two of the best to watch. There’s an excellent cast and it’s a nice easy series to get stuck into while you’re self-isolating.
We wanted to include a medical series but didn’t want to have everyone crying so we’ve avoided Grey’s Anatomy and picked Scrubs instead. It has lots of laughs, which we could all do with right now, and plenty of romantic storylines. It’s also got one of the best bromances in TV history with JD and Turk; we’re all for supporting our friends, especially when times are tough and these two always have each other’s backs.
We’re not proud of it but sometimes it’s nice to watch dysfunctional couples to make us feel better about our own relationships. With lots of us spending lots more time than usual with our significant others we’re putting this one into the mix to help us appreciate what we have.
Following one of the lead actors as he tracks down his ex-girlfriends with some less than great news, Lovesick manages to take what many would view as an awkward situation and spin it into a sweet story. With three equally strong leads and spanning three seasons, this comedy is another that’s worth your time.
If clever comedies with big musical numbers are your type of rom-com and you haven’t watched it yet we definitely think it’s time to give this a go. It’s packed with catchy songs and you’re bound to have at least one stuck in your head for a while. There’s great writing, lots of clever character progression, and four seasons to enjoy.
We’ve seen a few conversations online where people are wondering what it would be like to have to self-isolate with someone you’ve just started dating and it reminded us of this fantastic series from Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney. It’s set in London but has a very Irish sense of humour, thanks to Horgan’s writing and has lots of relatable moments throughout its four seasons.
We know that we’re facing into a lot of time at home, so we hope our series picks help you to pass the time with a smile or two. If we’re left out your favourites, let us know in the comments so we can all share some laughs.