Virgin River is one of the most light-hearted and coziest series on Netflix. The Netflix hit recently concluded its Season 4 and has been renewed for a fifth season, but if you have binged the whole fourth season in a matter of days and you have an Alexandra Breckenridge-size hole in your life. We have prepared a list of shows that you might like to watch next. The shows on this list include themes like starting over, romance, small-town life, and a whole lot of fun.
All Creatures Great and Small
Synopsis: James Herriot’s adventures as a veterinarian in 1930’s Yorkshire get a glorious new adaptation in a seven-part series based on his beloved books. Exciting newcomer Nicholas Ralph will make his television debut as the iconic vet who became renowned for his inspiring humor, compassion and love of life.
Synopsis: Sweet Magnolias centers around three best friends (Maddie, Helen, and Dana Sue) born and raised in Serenity, SC, a small southern town where everybody knows everybody and everybody knows everybody’s business.
Hart of Dixie
Synopsis: Rachel Bilson (The O.C.) leads a stellar ensemble cast in this fish-out-of-water comedic drama about small-town living, big-city attitudes and complicated love triangles. Aspiring heart surgeon Dr. Zoe Hart (Bilson) must take a job as a general practitioner to secure an important fellowship the following year. Offered a position by a mysterious southern country doctor, this lifelong New Yorker packs her bags, slips on her stilettos and leaves Manhattan for life in BlueBell, Alabama, where no one has ever seen the likes of Dr. Zoe Hart. Zoe feels the culture shock of her new surroundings immediately, but in the South, things aren’t always as they seem…and Zoe might just discover she belongs in this town more than she ever could have imagined. Jaime King, Wilson Bethel, Cress Williams, Tim Matheson and Scott Porter also star.
Call the Midwife
Synopsis: Call the Midwife, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End. Inspired by the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife follows the nurses, midwives and nuns from Nonnatus House, who visit the expectant mothers of Poplar, providing the poorest women with the best possible care. Call the Midwife was created and written by Heidi Thomas.
Synopsis: Set in a breathtaking small town in the Rocky Mountains, the emotional center of Everwood is the visceral, often heartbreaking relationship between a father and son. After his wife dies, Dr. Andrew Brown (Treat Williams), a renowned neurosurgeon, moves his teenage son and young daughter from urban New York to the idyllic mountain town of Everwood, Colorado, in order to bond with his family.
Synopsis: Lorelai (Lauren Graham, Evan Almighty), 32 years old, has always done things her way. Raised in a world of money and cotillions, she was wilder than the other girls. Pregnant at age 16, she chose her own path, and, in true style, walked with flawless posture right out the door. With fire and determination, Lorelai has worked her way up from maid to manager at the historic Independence Inn, all while keeping sight of her dream to open her own inn with best friend Sookie (Melissa McCarthy, Samantha Who?), the hotel’s hopelessly clumsy culinary genius. Lorelai’s 16-year-old daughter, straight-A student Rory tries to prove herself at the exclusive Chilton Preparatory School, a daunting new world of girls with attitudes and boys with shiny cars. But when Rory meets Dean, the attraction hits her like a ton of bricks and single mom Lorelai begins to notice in Rory her own dreams and rebellious youth.
Synopsis: Provocative drama about the coming-of-age of a group of teenage best friends in a small New England coastal town. Dawson Leery seems to have the perfect life. An aspiring filmmaker, he soon finds out that growing up isn’t as simple and clear-cut as the Steven Spielberg movies he so idolizes. The arrival of Jennifer, the attractive new girl in town, puts a barrier between Dawson and his longtime best friend, Josephine (“Joey”)–a local girl who lives across the pond with her pregnant sister and her sister’s black boyfriend. He also must deal with good buddy Pacey’s obsession with the school’s attractive new teacher. Things won’t be so quiet in this small town.
Ginny & Georgia
Synopsis: Angsty and awkward fifteen year old Ginny Miller often feels more mature than her thirty year old mother, the irresistible and dynamic Georgia Miller. After years on the run, Georgia desperately wants to put down roots in picturesque New England and give her family something they’ve never had… a normal life. But it’s not all carpool and Kombucha as Georgia’s past threatens her and her family’s new way of life… and Georgia will do anything to protect her family.
Synopsis: Fresh out of New York’s Columbia University, cocky young Dr. Joel Fleischman (Rob Morrow) is looking forward to his comfortable position in Alaska’s largest city. Upon his arrival, Joel finds himself a fish-out-of-water as he’s instead assigned to a tiny Alaskan village where the offbeat locals would love him to stay forever.
Synopsis: Schitt’s Creek, created by Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, follows a wealthy family who suddenly find themselves broke and forced to live in Schitt’s Creek, a small town they once bought as a joke. It centers on an outrageously wealthy video store magnate, Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy); his former soap-star wife Moira (Catherine O’Hara); and their two adult children – the self-described black sheep of the family David (Daniel Levy) and career socialite Alexis (Annie Murphy). With their pampered lives a memory, they struggle to find jobs and relationships. Most importantly, they figure out what it means to be a family in the makeshift but loveable town they’ve reluctantly come to call home.
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