Welcome to the post-One Day chapter of your life, where you’ve shed more tears than you’d care to admit but are somehow still on the lookout for some more of the same vibes.
If you find yourself captivated by the tender yet tumultuous romance in One Day, you’ll adore a whole range of streamed content. If you are exclusively looking for something on Netflix, fear not, fellow One Day lovers, for the world of Netflix is brimming with new and old delights to fill that One Day-shaped hole in your heart.
Whether you’re craving heartwarming romances, witty comedies, or soul-stirring dramas set in moody England, there’s something on our list for everyone to dive into. If you’re in the mood for a sweet LGBTQ+ romance, look no further than Heartstopper. Adapted from the graphic novel by Alice Oseman, this series follows the budding relationship between two British schoolboys, touching on themes of identity, acceptance, and first love. Indeed, this might be what you need to recover from the heartbreak of that brutal ending on One Day.
Bridgerton and its prequel spin-off, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, can whisk you further away to Regency-era London for lavish tales of love, scandal, and societal intrigue. Meanwhile, Young Royals can transport you into the glamorous yet tumultuous world of Swedish royalty, where a young prince must navigate love, duty, and self-discovery. But if you’re after a bit of British humour with a side of romance, Lovesick (formerly known as Scrotal Recall) delivers the laughs alongside a charmingly awkward love story.
For those who are still on the lookout for more cathartic cries, there’s still a smorgasbord of options available to stream on Netflix. After Life, created by and starring Ricky Gervais, strikes a delicate balance between humour and heartache as it follows a man navigating grief and rediscovering the joys of life after losing his wife. Plus, all six seasons of This Is Us are primed to tug at the heartstrings with its multigenerational saga of the Pearson family.
Steering clear of love stories in a bid to heal the soul, Loudermilk offers a refreshing blend of comedy and drama as it follows the misadventures of a recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counsellor. Sex Education serves up a healthy dose of humour alongside its heartfelt exploration of teenage sexuality and relationships.
Last but certainly not least, Never Have I Ever is another coming-of-age comedy with some heartbreak but mostly relatability for the desi fans of this version of One Day. It follows the misadventures of a first-generation Indian American teenager navigating high school, family, and the perils of first crushes.
Below we’ve got ten series worth watching if you liked One Day.
10 series to watch now you’ve finished One Day:
- Lovesick (Scrotal Recall)
- After Life
- Young Royals
- Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
- This is Us
- Sex Education
- Never Have I Ever