10 TV Shows To Watch If You’re Alone on Valentine’s Day

It’s the middle of February and we all know what that means. Love hearts going up everywhere, chocolates, flowers, mugs and varying other gifts for that ‘special someone’ going on sale and a sickening feeling approaching every singleton out there as you become painfully aware of your own love life, now that couple love seems to be being shoved down your throat at every turn.

Never fear however. If you are single and feeling slightly bitter about it this Valentines Day, then The National Student has you covered! We’ve come up with a list of ten shows that you can watch in your PJs with your tub of ice-cream to remind yourself that being single really isn’t that bad after all!

  1. Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones is all about girl power, so it’s a great one to watch, either alone or with your female friends if you’re alone and feeling a bit bitter about it on Valentine’s Day. Instead of wallowing in self pity, you can watch Jessica Jones kicking butt and appreciate that if she can be awesome without a man, then so can you! Also the new season will be on Netflix very soon, so why not take Valentines Day to catch up/refresh your memory on season one?

2. Stranger Things

If you’re looking for something less mushy, and more mysterious this Valentine’s Day, then it might be time to catch up on the phenomenon that is Stranger Things. There’s no way you’ll have time to think about how bitter you’re feeling about being alone when you’re caught up in the adventures of Will, Mike, Dustin, Lucas and Eleven.

3. Making A Murderer

What could be less romantic than murder? If you’re really not in the mood for anything lovey-dovey this Valentine’s, want something a bit grittier and are a fan of true crime, then this Netflix documentary series about the wrongful conviction of Steven Avery and the legal processes that have gone into exonerating him, might be the perfect binge for you this Valentine’s!

4. Black Mirror

Another dark, gritty show for you to sink your teeth into if you want to avoid all things lovey dovey. Black Mirror is an anthology show, so you don’t necessarily need to watch all the episodes in order, and if you’re feeling like a real love cynic this Valentine’s, then I would recommend watching “The Entire History of You”, it will make you feel a whole lot better about not being in a relationship!

5. A Series of Unfortunate Events

Not a hint of love here, it’s just misery, after misery, after misery and if that’s how you’re feeling on Valentine’s Day, then why not embrace it? At the very least, it might make you feel better that your life is a whole lot better than the Baudelaire Orphans!

6. Sherlock

Sherlock is far more about the friendship between Sherlock and John than it is any romantic relationships (particularly considering that Sherlock is asexual and hasn’t shown any interest in pursuing a romantic relationship). Watching this Valentines Day would be a timely reminder that friendships, far more than romantic relationships, can be some of the most enduring and meaningful relationships of your life. Plus, you know, the mysteries are pretty cool.

7. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is the perfect show for singletons this Valentine’s Day, watching someone else struggle with romantic relationships will remind you that you are not totally alone and we all have no idea what we’re doing when it comes to this whole love thing. Plus there’s catchy tunes, an excellent portrayal of mental illness and most importantly, it’s funny, which may be exactly what you need this Valentine’s.

8. American Horror Story

Another anthology series, so whether you’re new to it, or an old hand, you can pick and choose where you start. What better way to avoid all of the love associated with this day, than by watching a good horror?

9. The End of the F — -ING World

A newer one, The End of the F — -ING World follows a teenage boy psychopath and a rebellious teenage girl as they embark on a roadtrip, with the boy intending on killing the girl. There is a little romance towards the end of the series, but for the most part, James and Alyssa are far too busy getting in and out of trouble to be dealing with all the mushy stuff.

10. Orphan Black

This sci-fi series is worth the watch if only to marvel at how amazing Tatiana Maslany is at playing all of the different clones. You will be so immersed in all of the action that you will forget about the fact that you are alone on Valentine’s Day and will be frantically pressing the next episode button!

Originally published at https://www.thenationalstudent.com.



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