Lovesick is one of the most underrated romantic comedy series ever. The British also known as the Scrotal Recall series follows three friends sharing a room in the West End of Glasgow as they go through the trials and tribulations of modern dating. Lovesick is created by Tom Edge and it stars Johnny Flynn, Antonia Thomas, Daniel Ings, Hannah Britland, and Joshua McGuire. Lovesick debuted with its first season in 2014 and ran for three brilliant seasons, ending its run with the third and final season in 2018. So, if you miss Lovesick, here are some shows you might like to watch.
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.
Synopsis: Executive Produced by Judd Apatow for Netflix, LOVE follows Gus (Paul Rust) and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) as they navigate the exhilarations and humiliations of intimacy, commitment, and other things they were hoping to avoid. This 1-hour dramedy series is produced by Apatow Productions and Legendary Television.
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.
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.
Synopsis: Crashing is a comedy drama that crashes straight into the lives and loves of six twenty-something adults living together as Property Guardians in a disused hospital. In amongst the asbestos and abandoned x-ray machines live sexually explosive estate agent Sam (Jonathan Bailey), frustrated French artist Melody (Julie Dray), shy and excitable Fred (Amit Shah), and happily engaged couple Anthony and Kate (Damien Molony and Louise Ford). It’s practically peaceful. That is, until the spontaneous arrival of Lulu (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), Anthony’s oldest and least responsible friend. In an age of unaffordable housing and sky-high rents, becoming a Property Guardian has never been so appealing, with thousands of people paying as little as £25 a week to live in unoccupied buildings in exchange for ‘protecting’ the property from disrepair. Just imagine waking up every morning in your own historic building in the most exciting city in the world. Even if it is an enormous, creepy, derelict hospital. It’s about that time in your life when the reality of being an adult kicks you hard in the crotch. It’s time to choose who you are, what you want and who you love. Easy. Right? Unless you live in a crumbling hospital with people you don’t like and a partner who shits in the bed.
Wedding Season (Hulu)
Synopsis: The genre-busting series tells the story of Katie and Stefan who fall for each other at a wedding and begin an affair, despite Katie already having a fiancé. Two months later at Katie’s wedding, her new husband and his entire family are murdered. The police think Stefan did it. Stefan thinks Katie did it. And no one knows for sure what the truth is. The series is an action-packed romp across the UK and the US as Katie and Stefan go on the run, all while trying to prove their innocence.
Coupling (Prime Video & The Roku Channel)
Synopsis: Three beautiful women plus three sex-crazed men, equal one hot, sexy, comedy. Sex is the main topic of conversation almost all the time! And they discuss it in the funniest ways you can imagine. These thirty-something friends always seem to end up in some of the most embarrassing situations ever shown on television.
Trying (Apple TV+)
Synopsis: All Nikki (Esther Smith) and Jason (Rafe Spall) want is a baby—but it’s the one thing they just can’t have. How are they going to fill the next 50 years if they can’t start a family? They already went through The Sopranos in a weekend. After ruling out every other option, Nikki and Jason decide to adopt and are confronted by a world of bewildering new challenges. With their dysfunctional friends, screwball family, and chaotic lives, will the adoption panel agree that they’re ready to be parents?
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.
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.”