A well-crafted love story feels like slipping on your favourite jersey. It’s warm and snuggly and it reminds you of some of the good (and sometimes sad) times you’ve been through.
With the world currently on fire, I’ve found myself retreating to the comfort of love stories. Nothing feels better than huddling up in front of the TV and immersing myself in a tale of love.
Here are my top picks for bingeable warm and fuzzies this weekend:
Upload (all episodes streaming on Amazon Prime)
What It’s About: When a young computer programmer (Robbie Amell) dies in a car accident, his consciousness is uploaded to a digital afterlife.
Why You’ll Love It: Much of the humour (and heart) comes from the interactions between the uploaded guests and their respective “angels” – think call centre agents having to deal with needy dead people. A season-long mystery and a blossoming romance between the two leads makes for an excellent mix of gasps and tears.
Love Life (all episodes streaming on HBOmax)
What it’s About: Season one of this anthology series follows Darby’s (Anna Kendrick) search for the love of her love.
Why You’ll Love It: With episodes focusing on significant – and sometimes surprising – relationships in Darby’s life, her relationship with Sara (Zoe Chao) and Mallory (Sasha Compere) provide the basis for one the shows underrated love stories – the love between a woman and her best friends.
Love, Victor (all episodes streaming on Hulu)
What It’s About: The show follows new Creekwood High School student, Victor, as he goes on a journey of self-discovery in the TV follow-up to 2018’s Love, Simon.
Why You’ll Love It: Narrated by Simon (Nick Robinson), Victor’s story is not only one of high school crushes and awkward romances, but about learning to love who you are. The show also boasts a supporting cast filled with familiar faces from Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty, Devious Maids) and Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill, Chicago PD) to guests like Drag Race’s Katya Zamolodchikova and Insecure standout Natasha Rothwell (who reprises her role from Love, Simon).
If you need a break from the real world this weekend, put on your favourite jersey, make yourself a warm cup of tea and escape into a cheesy, feel-good place with a love story.
While you’re here, check out our review on Never Have I Ever