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Valentine’s Day: 6 series that talk about love

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As Hugh Grant's character rightly said in Love Actually in 2003, “we are surrounded by love”. This Valentine's Day, you might want to get in the mood. As a couple, single, “it’s complicated”, whatever! Love is not necessarily romantic. It can take different forms and can be found in your family or even friendly relationships. So love can also be platonic, and be just as rewarding.

If you're looking for a series that talks about love, in the broad sense, you've come to the right place. In this special Valentine's Day selection, we have chosen series that talk about love, whatever its form. So that everyone can find something for themselves. Here are 6 series in which love reigns supreme. Obviously, this is a subjective list and not exhaustive. For those who prefer feature films, our selection of the 5 must-see films for Valentine's Day can be read right here.

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Inspired by the novel of the same name written by Sally Rooney, Normal Peopleis a series that perfectly manages to capture the complexity of romantic relationships in our time. Coming from a small town in the west of Ireland, Marianne and Connell attend the same high school. He is intelligent, athletic and popular with his comrades. She is just as brilliant, but she is lonely, withdrawn, intimidating, harassed. He comes from a working class background, she comes from a wealthy background. Connell's mother takes care of the housework for Marianne's family.

Although the two protagonists are distant in every way, a special connection is created between them. The series invites us to delve into their relationship over several years, from high school to their lives as young adults at university. They find each other, get lost, find each other again and so on… Over time, the dynamics of their relationship evolve and even reverse.

Normal Peopleis characterized by the complexity of its characters and the authenticity of the romantic relationship between Connell and Marianne. Mental health is a major theme of the series, as is communication. Far from stereotypes and clichés, Normal People shows us a tumultuous, but authentic, romantic relationship.

Poignante, Normal People is worn by Paul Mescal (Aftersun) and Daisy Edgar-Jones (Where the Crayfish Sing). The two actors reveal exceptional performances, strengthening the series. Their chemistry bursts onto the screen.

Normal People is available for purchase or rental on CANAL+ and Prime Video. Twelve episodes of around thirty minutes each, ready to touch your heart, await you.

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This is Usfollows the Pearson family over time. Four members celebrate their birthday on the same day, strengthening family ties. Funny and touching, the series invites us into this family dispatched between New York and Los Angeles. We navigate between the present and the past, thanks to numerous flashbacks, to learn more about the Pearsons and see them evolve through the years.

After six seasons, the series is over. In the company of the Pearsons, you will go from laughter to tears, and even more emotions. Love is at the heart of This is Us and it comes in all its forms. Happiness. The series is available in full on Prime Video.

If you love Pride & Prejudicesand you dream of fiery declarations of love, the antipodes of our times, The Bridgerton Chronicle is made for you. The series opens the doors to London's high society in the 19th century. Each season is an opportunity to follow a member of the Bridgerton siblings, a particularly powerful and respected family. And love is there. In season 1, Daphne, the eldest daughter of the family, and the Duke of Hastings pretend to court each other… Until a very real attachment develops between them.

In the second season of The Bridgerton Chronicles, we follow the eldest Bridgerton, Anthony, determined to marry the pearl of the season, Edwina, for the good of his family. This was without taking into account the young girl's sister, who hates him as much as she finds him charming.

Since the broadcast of the first season in 2020, The Bridgerton Chronicles has become a real reference on Netflix. While season 3 will be released next spring and the spin-off Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Chapter is among our favorite series of 2023, the series tickles the blue flower that lies dormant in each of us. It's perfect for Valentine's Day. Watch on Netflix now.

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Created and led by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the series follows the daily life of a slightly lost thirty-something, with a scathing retort and numerous emotional baggage and traumas. Angry and grieving, Fleabag does her best to carry on. Even if life doesn't give him any gifts.

A priori, love is not a central element of Fleabag. And yet… Watching the series, you will quickly realize that love is omnipresent. Even if it often appears in various, even surprising, forms. Romance, family love, friendship, love of God… Everything goes there. Fleabag is a series that is as short as it is intense. In just two seasons and a total of 12 episodes on Prime Video, Phoebe Waller-Bridge grabs us by the guts and makes us laugh a lot.

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If I hadn't met you is one of those relatively discreet series on Netflix. Which is a pity. Eduard is a grieving husband and father after losing his wife and two children in a tragic accident.

His despair is such that he considers ending his life, the only solution to alleviate his pain. But before the fateful jump, he meets a strange retired scientist. During the 10 episodes of the series, Eduard travels into parallel universes, in search of a happier destiny for his wife. If that's not love… We give up. Watch now on Netflix.

Among friends too, there is a lot of love. Adapted from the saga L'amie prodigieuse written by Elena Ferrante, the series follows the close and powerful friendship between Elena Greco and Raffaella Cerullo. When the woman she has nicknamed Lila for decades seems to have disappeared without a trace, Elena begins to write the story of their friendship, which begins in the poor neighborhoods of Naples in the 1950s.~60s~/p>

The two little girls are brilliant, but their destinies are radically different. One, Lenù (Elena) will be able to continue her studies, a fairly rare occurrence in this environment at that time. The other, Lila (Raffaella) will not be so lucky. Over the years, Lenù and Lila evolve. Just like their extremely strong friendship and their ambivalent feelings, sometimes tinged with rivalry. Currently, 3 seasons of L’amie prodigieuse are available on CANAL+. A season 4, adapting the fourth and final volume of the saga, is expected in the coming months. Can’t wait!

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116