Is it just me or does it seem like Netflix is releasing new original shows and/or movies on a weekly basis? How is a TV fan expected to keep up? My plan generally includes marathoning instead of sleeping, but to each their own. The latest original Netflix release is the anthology series focusing on sex and relationships, Easy. But, if you manage to burn through this eight episode series too quickly, you may be wondering whether Easy will get a Season 2.
Well, unfortunately Netflix hasn't announced whether a second season of Easy is on the way, but that's to be expected since Season 1 only just debuted. Of course, Netflix does generally renew its original series for additional seasons, and there's usually a year in between, so Season 2 of Easy would likely arrive in the fall of 2017. It seems to me that if those involved with a series are interested in creating additional seasons for the viewers, then Netflix is on board with allowing them to do so. Netflix doesn't seem to cancel its original series — or, well, not renew them may be a better way to describe it. So, I would guess there's a very good chance that a second season of Easy is on the way. But, to tide you over until we get official confirmation, here are five shows about sex and relationships to watch in the meantime.
Master of None
If you don't want to stray too far from the Netflix originals pool, you could check out Aziz Ansari's show Master of None, which follows Dev Shah through both his professional life as an actor and his personal life as a 30-something NYC resident. If that sounds intriguing, the first season is available on Netflix.
Another streaming service original series is Hulu's Casual, which also focuses on sex and relationships — but with the main character as a newly divorced single mother. Valerie, her brother Alex, and her daughter Laura all experience their own relationship troubles throughout the first two seasons of Casual, which is available in its entirety on Hulu.
If you want a comedy about relationships that's more lighthearted (and slightly less realistic), you can try TV Land's Younger, which follows Liza, a divorced single mother who poses as a 20-something in order to get a job in publishing. It's a delightful watch and the first two seasons are available on the TV Land website.
You're the Worst
On the other side of the relationship comedy spectrum is FXX's You're the Worst, which centers on two horrible narcissists who find love together. The show also delves into mental health, taking an incredibly compelling and realistic look at the effects of depression. If that sounds intriguing, the first two seasons are available on Hulu, and episodes from the current season are on the FX Networks website.
Previously known as Scrotal Recall (which is one of the best TV show titles I've ever heard), British comedy Lovesick follows Dylan who is diagnosed with chlamydia and contacts his former sex partners in order to inform them, meanwhile taking a trip down memory lane of his past relationships. If that description doesn't grab you, I don't know what will. The six episode first season is available on Netflix.
So, if you finish Easy and need something to watch while you wait for a second season, you can rest assured that there is another romantic-ish comedy out there for you. But these five suggestions should at least get you started.
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