Five essential anti-romance series to binge on Netflix this weekend
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Five essential anti-romance series to binge on Netflix this weekend

Phoebe Waller Bridge’s Fleabag has become somewhat of an anti-romance anthem for the modern generation. But there are plenty of shows on Netflix that can bring a lot of joy to those seeking a categorically anti-Valentine mood in their television escapades this weekend. 

As we know, plenty of couples who couldn’t celebrate mid-week would be carrying forth with their plans over the weekend. In order to help you cope without wanting to get violent with proverbial lovebirds out and about, we have curated a list of five essential anti-Valentine series to binge on Netflix this weekend.

This list of essential binges covers everything from comedies about mental illness to true crime documentaries. So, if you’re looking to escape the Valentine’s Day hype and indulge in some anti-romantic entertainment, these five shows on Netflix have got you covered. 

Whether you’re in the mood for dark thrills, biting humour, or thought-provoking drama, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this weekend.

Five essential anti-romance series to binge on Netflix:

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

This musical comedy-drama series, created by Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna, is a perfect antidote to the saccharine sweetness of Valentine’s Day. 

It follows the story of Rebecca Bunch, a successful but unhappy young woman who impulsively moves across the country in pursuit of her high school ex-boyfriend. With its witty songs and deconstruction of romantic comedy tropes, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend offers a hilarious and refreshing take on love and relationships in a musical format.


Formerly known as Scrotal Recall, this British sitcom created by Tom Edge follows Dylan, who discovers he has chlamydia and must contact all his previous sexual partners. 

As he reconnects with his exes, the show delves into the complexities of modern dating and the often messy nature of relationships. With its relatable characters, Lovesick is a charming and bittersweet exploration of love and connection. If nothing else, its previous name—Scrotal Recall—should convince you to give this one a shot.


Based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes, You is a psychological thriller series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble. 

In season one, the show follows Penn Badgley’s Joe Goldberg, a bookstore manager who becomes obsessed with a woman named Beck and uses social media to stalk her, luring her into falling in love with her. Dark, twisted, and suspenseful, You offer a chilling portrayal of love and obsession in the digital age.


Created by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, and Paul Rust, Love is a romantic comedy series that subverts traditional genre conventions. 

It follows the tumultuous relationship between Gus (Rust), a nerdy nice guy, and Mickey (Gillian Jacobs), a self-destructive wild child, as they navigate the ups and downs of modern romance. With its realistic portrayal of flawed characters and messy relationships, Love offers a refreshingly honest take on love and dating.

Lover, Stalker, Killer

This new Netflix docuseries explores the dark side of online dating and romantic obsession. 

With an ensemble cast led by Christopher Maher, Katie Otten, and Jessica N. Johnson, Lover, Stalker, Killer follows a mechanic who tries online dating for the first time and meets a woman who takes romantic obsession to a deadly extreme. Gripping and suspenseful, this series serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of modern dating.