19 Romantic TV Episodes On Netflix That Will Pluck At Your Heart Strings All Weekend Long
For whatever reason, are you jonesing for some romantic TV episodes to Netflix this weekend? Maybe you want to think positive about Valentine's Day. Maybe you want to wallow in feelings. Maybe you don't want your Netflix and chill ruined by "What do you wanna watch?" "I dunno. What do you wanna watch?" No worries, because I got you covered.
A TV episode doesn't need to be set in February to be romantic, and sometimes you don't want to sit down for a whole movie. Luckily for us, Netflix offers a variety of options, too. Though, let me just say that I am so glad Downton Abbey isn't on Netflix anymore — I am not ready to talk about Matthew and Mary and "Christmas At Downton Abbey" it is always too soon. A couple of my favorites, like Pushing Daisies and My So-Called Life aren't streaming here either. There are plenty of shows on Netflix that I'm not the best judge of too, like Doctor Who and Pretty Little Liars, though I've heard both of those have been known to bring the feels. Was Mad Men ever romantic? I saw the whole thing when it aired and I'm still not sure.
So all that is to say that this is one girl's opinion. Here are 19 romantic TV episodes that I recommend. Get the popcorn and cupid's arrow ready!
1. Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 5, Episode 7, "Fool For Love"
I debated about this for a while. Some might prefer the happy ending of "Once More With Feeling," but this is one of the best Spike episodes — and as twisted as he is, the ending to this episode is one of the realest and romantic moments in the whole show.
2. The Office: Season 3, Episode 23, "The Job"
Pam and Jim's wedding is a nice romantic escape and their first kiss memorable (albeit a bit awkward) but this episode — which ended with the show breaking format by Jim interrupting a confessional to ask Pam out — still takes my breath away just thinking about it.
3. Gilmore Girls: Season 4, Episode 11, "Last Week Fights, This Week Tights"
I don't think I want to pick sides with Rory's boyfriends, so while there's no Logan in this episode, it is very romantic for Luke and Lorelei (you can always let your Netflix autoplay take over and watch the next episode, where they finally kiss, too.) PS: It's also the episode where Jess asks Rory to run away with him — which I don't believe ever happens in real life and therefore must be romantic, right?
4. Lost: Season 4, Episode 5, "The Constant"
It's never a bad time to watch "The Constant." I'm also partial to "LaFleur" and "The End" — but those are more controversial than this Desmond and Penny classic.
5. Parks & Recreation: Season 3, Episode 14, "Road Trip"
Oh Season 3, so brought with Ben and Leslie tension. I also love 'The Smallest Park" in Season 4, when Leslie lays her feelings out on the line. But in terms of pure romantic joy, we gotta go with their first kiss.
6. New Girl: Season 2, Episode 15, "The Cooler"
While we're on the subject of recent good first kisses. If you need me, I'll be watching this gif on a loop...
7. Grey's Anatomy: Season 2, Episode 5, "Bring The Pain"
You better believe it. Meredith's speech every day.
8. Skins: Season 2, Episode 5, "Chris"
There are rarely happy endings on Skins, but this episode has some of the sweetest moments. Chris and Jal spend a day bettering themselves by the other's standards.
9. Once Upon A Time: Season 1, Episode 22, "A Land Without Magic"
Come on, it's a literal fairy tale. OUAT has taken a lot of turns, but nothing beats the curse on Storybrooke breaking and Snow's reunion with Charming.
10. Friends: Season 2, Episode 14, "The One With The Prom Video"
Because we're still talking about who our lobster is.
11. The West Wing: Season 2, Episode 18, "17 People"
OK, so there's some serious business with the President going on in the background, but ignore all that for the most adorable Josh and Donna subplot of all time. It only took them five more seasons to kiss on the mouth, no big deal.
12. The X-Files: Season 4, Episode 14, "Memento Mori"
The Mulder and Scully 'ship is one of the most painful in television history. In this episode, when Mulder has cancer, their feelings were bubbling to the top.
13. How To Get Away With Murder: Season 2, Episode 1, "It's Time To Move On"
This isn't the most romantic show, but this episode is a particularly good one for Connor and Oliver.
14. Grace And Frankie: Season 1, Episode 13, "The Vow"
It's never simple with these crazy kids, but I think the finale has some of the most romantic moments.
15. Scrotal Recall: Season 1, Episode 6, "Phoebe"
Honestly, you gotta get past the name and watch this whole series — it's short, romantic, and very funny. But if you've already seen it, skip to the end and revisit that finale.
16. How I Met Your Mother: Season 4, Episode 13, "Three Days of Snow"
I'm not really ready to reconcile with Ted Mosby and his choices, so why don't we stick with an epic Lily and Marshall episode? Nothing is more romantic than a ritual!
17. Firefly: Season 1, Episode 4, "Shindig"
OK, some may prefer "War Stories," but there's nothing more traditionally romantic than a ball and a duel, and what other sci fi series gives you both in one episode?
18. Orange Is The New Black: Season 2, Episode 6, "You Also Have A Pizza"
No matter who you 'ship on this show, everyone's definitions of love make this episode all-around feel good and romantic.
19. Gossip Girl: Season 2, Episode 25, "The Goodbye Gossip Girl"
Let's end on a grand romantic gesture, shall we? Chuck's return from Europe with gifts and those three words with eight letters is one of the best.