All the romantic drama aficionados out there- still stuck in the broad gamut of love stories spread around on the multiple streaming platforms? Let’s directly reach up to one of the best platforms for not just romance but all genres- Netflix. From Rom-Com and steamy hits to those nostalgic love tales, you will get all to scratch that itch for romantic dramas on Netflix. Still, the array is broad to dive into so here we are with the 20 best romantic series on Netflix of 2022 to keep you at ease.
- 1 Bridgerton
- 2 Virgin River
- 3 Lovesick
- 4 Never Have I Ever
- 5 Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha
- 6 Riverdale
- 7 The Hookup Plan
- 9 Sweet Magnolias
- 10 My Holo Love
- 11 Grey’s Anatomy
- 12 Troy: Fall of a City
- 13 Outlander
- 14 Home for Christmas
- 15 Gilmore Girls
- 16 First Kill
- 17 Heartstopper
- 18 Dash and Lily
- 19 She’s Gotta Have It
- 20 Elite
- 21 Crash Landing On You
Shonda Rhimes’ adaption of Julia Quinn’s bestselling novel series “Bridgerton” is quite a buzz since its release on 25th December 2020. The second season of Netflix’s period drama was recently dropped in March after a long time gap from its predecessor due to the COVID-19 pandemic but still managed to be the most premiered English series on Netflix while pushing the predecessor to second place.
The historic period drama is set up in the Regency era when eight siblings from the Bridgerton family explore the high-end society of London to find the love of their life. The romance is knitted well with enemies and friends to put unexpected twists in the drama. Jonathan Bailey, Rege-Jean Page, Phoebe Dynevor, Simone Ashley, Nicola Coughlan, Claudia Jessie, and Charithra Chandran among others are part of the accolade cast.
Those who are fans of soft and sweet romance shouldn’t miss this Netflix drama Virgin River which will have its most awaited fourth season on the 20th of July. Alexandra Breckenridge and Martin Henderson starrer series had its first episode in 2019 and depicted a story of a midwife and nurse practitioner who moves to a small town named Virgin River in California to get a peaceful and settled life. The story gets ahead with the difficulties she’s still facing in the new place, the painful flashbacks from her past relationship, and the new hope to have a love life again.
The sitcom originated in Britain and has quite a unique plotline where Dylan, played by Johnny Flynn when finds out about his Chlamydia diagnosis (a sexually spreadable disease), and contacts all his previous sexual companions to let them know of his diagnosis. The series highlights all the phases of romantic relationships through the flashbacks in Dylan’s life where he casually jumped from one relationship to another to find something better.
Never Have I Ever
Created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher, the series found its inception in the childhood experiences of Kaling. After the release of two seasons on Netflix, the comedy cum romance drama has received quite good critical reviews especially for breaking the stereotypes against south-Asian countries.
It’s a story of a high-school girl named Devi portrayed by Maitreyi Ramakrishnan who has to deal with her high school life after the sudden death of her father. The plot introduces the most relevant problems of adolescent girls and boys. The building high-school romance with a tint of comedy when Devi is entering her sophomore year with the motive of getting a hot boyfriend and becoming a popular girl may take you back to your school days and is considered one of the best romantic series on Netflix.
Talking about romantic dramas and Korean series is not making an entry in it? Not possible! This 2021 Korean Rom-Com series spoke for itself when it became the most-premiered Non-English series on Netflix. The Shin Min-a, Kim Seon-ho, and Lee Sang-Yi starrer revolve around Yoon Hye-jin, a dentist who’s on a trip after losing her job, and highly esteemed villager Hong Du-sik, a cognoscente or a helping hand to all in his village called Gongjin.
Numerous coincidental meets between Du-sik and Min-a start their budding romance and the story gets ahead with how Du-sik brings Min-a out of the troubles of her life.
Who’s not aware of this popular Netflix drama? The Archie comics-based drama is created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and that suggests the high level of mystery that’s going to prevail in the drama. It is among the best romantic series ever with a slight element of supernatural horror. With the unexpected twists, the constantly changing relationships of teens- Archie, Betty, Jughead, and Veronica keep the audience attached for all six seasons that are available on Netflix. Well, the fans are still craving for the upcoming season.
The Hookup Plan
The three-season Rom-Com show is the second series on Netflix from France. The Zita Hanrot, Sabrina Ouazani, Joséphine Draï, Marc Ruchmann, and Syrus Shahidi starrer series tell the story of Elsa who has no faith in love after her past relationship. Her being thirty makes her friends worried which led them to hire a sex worker to build up Elsa’s faith in relationships and finding love. The series further anecdotes the phases of friendship, love life, parenthood, and much more, while still managing to keep the dots together to entertain you.
This American romance drama is again a narrative of friendship where three childhood friends, played by JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Brooke Elliott, and Heather Headley, remains each other’s support as complications in their marriage, career, and family grows taller.
The latest season of this Netflix Romantic Drama recently premiered in February 2022 and after leaving the audience on a cliffhanger, fortunately, the series is renewed for the third season too.
My Holo Love
This South Korean Sci-Fi drama is a complicated love triangle anecdote that features Yoon Hyun-min and Ko Sung-hee. Han So-Yeon who has lived with her reclusive nature until now due to face-blindness disorder starts feeling otherwise when she gets along with a Holo, an AI hologram device created by Go Nan-do. Go Nan-do who starts feeling for So-Yeon gets to know that the latter is in love with his lookalike Holo who’s just the opposite in nature from him.
The Netflix series has only one season and the renewal is not yet planned for another installment.
An 18-season series, with numerous accolades and positive critic reviews for the outstanding cast, storyline, and everything has never lowered the expectations throughout its journey. The highly-rated Netflix series has a tint of humor, grief, romance, and steamy relationships to keep you gripped throughout the journey of aspirants who handles their personal and professional life to be a seasoned doctor.
Troy: Fall of a City
Pretty sure that you have heard about Trojan War! But the way this BBC and Netflix collaboration has retold the epic love affair of Paris, the son of Troy, and Menelaus’ wife, Helen is just extraordinary- especially because it is based on all those myths that we have heard about the war. The rich history of the 10-year Greek siege of Troy delves into the era when the Greek King’s wife and the young prince depart for Troy. No, if you are worried then it’s not just history but the dramatic romance that entertains!
The renowned historic romantic drama is about two lovers from different time zones where unfortunately they have to learn what the meaning of real love is when they experience many twists and turns in the wartime of 1745, that is Jacobite Rising.
The series recently got a sixth season in March and reportedly is renewed for the seventh season.
Home for Christmas
This first Norwegian series on Netflix has been received well by the audience and have garnered great reviews for the native country’s entertainment world. Johanne, a thirty-year-old nurse succumbs to the pressure of society when the comments on her single status and as a result promises to bring her boyfriend (who doesn’t exist) on Christmas Eve. You need to watch this 24-day boyfriend hunt of Johanne which gives a roller coaster feel and it will make sure to keep you glued till the last episode.
You might get a vibe similar to Miley Cyrus’ 2012 movie LOL from this series and that means it is no less for entertainment and romance. This American Rom-Com depicts the story of mother Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and daughter Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) who goes through everything together be it the first love or heartbreak.
If you are not over Vampire Diaries or its prequels and sequels then not the exact level but the Vampires, hunters, and the ultimate romance will be found in this Victoria Schwab-developed series. Released on 10th June 2022, the drama gives thrills and chills when the tussle between the legacy vampires-Fairmonts and hunters starts. But the flourishing love between Juliette Fairmont, a vampire, and Calliope Burns, a hunter turns the tale to a different angle where the teens from rival families found their relationship in turmoil.
The romantic comedy adapted from Alice Oseman’s webcomic is the talk of the town since its release in April 2022 due to the positive critic reviews, its popular soundtracks, and the demonstration of the LGBTQ+ community. The narrative is about Charlie (Joe Locke) who finds himself to be attracted to Nick (Kit Connor), his new desk-mate but remains reluctant to accept the feelings as he is not sure of the latter’s sexuality. The drama unfolds phases of teens’ coming out of their sexuality oblivion and being socially vocal about it.
Dash and Lily
If you think only a prolonged series entertains you the most then this one-season drama is enough to dash out the thought. The series enumerates how a teen girl Lily anonymously starts a dare game through a notebook exchange with a boy named Dash with the motive to find a soul mate. Through journal exchange, the two strangers share their dreams to desires and start falling for each other but fail to meet until the end as the family drama, ex-relationship problems, and everything halts the way.
She’s Gotta Have It
This American saga has been one of the great pushes in director, creator, and editor Spike Lee’s career. Tracy Camilla Johns who’s been acclaimed for her role as Nola Darling did justice to the portrayal of a carefree and sexually liberated graphic designer who shuffles between her three boyfriends and adores the best in three of them. Nola’s life obviously gets complicated due to this sort of love angle and spoilers in this case might ruin the show, so, enjoy the entertaining chemistry by yourself.
More of a murder mystery, this Spanish school drama can be found identical to ’13 Reasons Why. As for romance, the teens are depicted more as adults in the Netflix series which paves the way for outrageous and way more steamy scenes between them. With a European touch, see if it fits in your list or not.
Crash Landing On You
You can instantly fall head over heels for this Korean drama which paraglides a successful businesswoman and heiress of a conglomerate to North Korea from South Korea. Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin) stuck in a country, meets a North Korean military soldier who helps her to hide and escape back to her own country. High on that ‘butterfly-in-stomach” sweet romance, the drama also focuses on the hardship that North Korean citizens face.
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