Love is probably one of the most underrated romantic comedies you will ever see. The brilliant Netflix series created by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, and Paul Rust, Love follows Gus (Rust), a nice guy who moves into a trendy apartment complex after his cheating girlfriend breaks up with him and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) a recently single woman who despises her job, but their lives are changed after they meet each other at a convenience store. Love ran for three brilliant seasons ending its run in 2018. So, if you miss the series here are some shows you could watch next.
You’re the Worst (Hulu)
Synopsis: An original comedy from writer and executive producer Stephen Falk, You’re The Worst puts a dark twist on the romantic comedy genre. Narcissistic, brash, and self-destructive “Jimmy Shive-Overly,” played by Chris Geere (The Spa), thinks all relationships are doomed. Cynical, people-pleasing, and stubborn “Gretchen Cutler,” played by Aya Cash (The Wolf of Wall Street), knows that relationships aren’t for her. So when they meet at a wedding, it’s only natural that the two of them go home together and, despite their better judgment, begin to find themselves falling for each other. Rounding out the cast is Desmin Borges (The Good Wife), who plays “Edgar Quintero,” Jimmy’s once homeless, war veteran roommate, and Kether Donohue (The Carrie Diaries) as “Lindsay Jillian,” Gretchen’s best friend and former partner in crime who’s now struggling with a life of domesticity.
Catastrophe (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan write and star in this R-rated comedy about a one-week stand between a Boston ad exec and a London schoolteacher that leads to an accidental pregnancy. When Rob moves to the UK to help figure things out, cultures clash and hormones flare as these two realize they don’t know the first thing about each other.
Master of None (Netflix)
Synopsis: The show follows the personal and professional lives of Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York who has trouble deciding what he wants to eat, much less the pathway for the rest of his life. Ambitious, funny, cinematic, and both sweeping in scope and intensely personal, Dev’s story takes him through subjects as diverse as the plight of the elderly, the immigrant experience, and how to find the most delicious pasta for dinner.
Love Life (HBO Max)
Synopsis: Anna Kendrick stars in this anthology romantic comedy series that follows a millennial New Yorker’s quest to find her “person,” with each episode telling the winding, relatable story of one that got away.
Colin From Accounts (Not Streaming in the USA)
Synopsis: Centred on Ashley (Harriet Dyer) and Gordon (Patrick Brammall), two single(ish), complex humans who are brought together by a car accident and an injured dog, Colin from Accounts is about flawed, funny people choosing each other and being brave enough to show their true self, scars and all, as they navigate life together.
Happy Endings (HBO Max & Hulu)
Synopsis: Forget who gets to keep the ring, when a couple splits, the real question is, who gets to keep the friends? In this modern comedy, a couple’s break up will complicate all of their friends’ lives and make everyone question their choices. When life throws you for a curve, hold on tight to the people you love.
Synopsis: Lovesick is an infectious romantic comedy series following the exploits of twenty-something Dylan, who must contact everyone he’s ever slept with to tell them he has Chlamydia.
Modern Love (Prime Video)
Synopsis: An unlikely friendship. A lost love resurfaced. A marriage at its turning point. A date that might not have been a date. An unconventional new family. These are unique stories about the joys and tribulations of love, each inspired by a real-life personal essay from the beloved New York Times column “Modern Love.”
Fleabag (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Fleabag is a hilarious and poignant window into the mind of a dry-witted, sexual, angry, grief-riddled woman, as she hurls herself at modern living in London. Award-winning playwright Phoebe Waller-Bridge writes and stars as Fleabag, an unfiltered woman trying to heal, while rejecting anyone who tries to help her and keeping up her bravado all along.
Permanent Roommates (TVF Play)
This TVF original is loved all over India for its romantic and stupid charm between its two lead characters played by Sumeet Vyas (TVF Tripling, Parched) and Nidhi Singh (Apharan). The official synopsis for Permanent Roommates is, “This series revolves around a young couple, Tanya and Mikesh, who after being in a long-distance relationship for 3 years, face the prospect of marriage.”