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Getting ready for your quarantine date night? Here are five of the best TV shows for your romantic get-together.

Top 5 Best Romantic TV Shows for a Romantic Date

Online dating is a terrific way to get to know a prospective partner. The virtual environment allows you to get to know each other at a relaxing pace, presenting a secure communication channel for you to develop chemistry through intimate messaging. 

But dating sites like this should ideally form the introductory platform preparing you for that all-important first date in the offline world. The biggest question with online dating remains what happens when the time has come to take your relationship to the next level? 

The good news is a dating site can create sufficient chemistry so that your initial liaison needn’t involve some exclusive restaurant. A perfectly romantic mood can be established with a cozy night in front of a suitable TV series. With that in mind, here are five of the best shows for your romantic get-together.

Outlander (2014 – present)

On our screens since 2014, this historic fantasy is about a passionate love affair spanning several centuries. During World War Two, a nurse, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) time travels back to the mid-18th century, amid the Jacobite rebellion against the British Crown, falling for a rugged but handsome rebel, Jamie (Sam Heughan). 

Throughout five seasons, Jamie participates in key moments, surviving the Battle of Culloden and the subsequent violent suppression of the Scottish Highlands, eventually being exiled to the new colonies of America. This sweeping drama has everything for a romantic date – intrigue, violence, and passion. Lots of passion.

Poldark (2015-2019)

Another costume drama, the setting this time is Cornwall at the tail end of the 18th century. Returning from the American Revolutionary War, Ross Poldark (Aiden Turner) falls for Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson), although their relationship has as many ups and downs as the rugged Cornish coastline. 

Poldark’s attempts to eke an existence from the treacherous tin mining industry leads to him running for a position at Westminster. On the way, he crosses swords with numerous rivals, but his abiding attributes are his darkly handsome looks and brooding outlook.

The Good Wife (2009-2016)

Based on the true story of a political scandal in the USA, The Good Wife centers on Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) and her struggle to recover from her husband’s public disgrace. Opening with Peter Florrick (Chris Noth) resigning as State Attorney in the aftermath of a scandal involving corruption and prostitution. 

After having spent the past decade as a stay-at-home mother, Alicia resumes work, as a litigator. Although the plot can be labyrinthine, the human story is passionate and perfect for your date.

Sex and the City (1998-2004)

Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, this series is ideal date night fodder. 

Although it appears to be a melodrama centered on the lives on three New York thirtysomethings (and their older friend), it deals in often complex issues surrounding femininity, sexuality in modern times, promiscuity, safe sex, not to mention that other recurring theme in US comedic drama, the blurred line between friendship and friendship with benefits (memorably explored in the movie When Harry Met Sally). 

The series has been nominated for and received numerous awards, and is thoroughly recommended.

Nashville (2012-2018)

Set in the glamorous but antagonistic world of American country music, the opening episodes focus on the intense rivalry between two singers, Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton) and Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere). The former’s star appears to be on the wane as her album sales diminish and her audiences shrink. 

Rayna’s record label urges her to play support for an up-and-coming purveyor of bubblegum country music, Juliette. There are sparks in their evolving rivalry, but love and lust, too. Perfect for a romantic date.

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