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8 Movies and TV Shows to Watch Alone This Valentine’s Day

Angelia Graham and Michael Ricci

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We all know Valentine’s Day was just invented to sell chocolate, flowers, and other things the media tells the world they need to buy for their significant other, but unless you are the small percentage of happy people during Valentine’s Day, it will be a chore getting away from the constant bragging of the people who were lucky enough to find love this year. Yet, we don’t suggest watching anything actually productive. We’re talking about staying inside all day and binge watching the few shows and movies on Netflix that don’t make falling in love seem like the most important thing in the world.

“BoJack Horseman”

“It’s so cruel to let people love you. All you’re doing is promising you’ll one day break their hearts.” BoJack Horseman has proven time and time again to have a refreshingly real and pessimistic view on love and life in general. The plot to this animated series seems simple but enough, but the unapologetically funny dialogue mixed with the thought-provoking ideas about life don’t leave much room for you to think about how alone you are this Valentine’s day

“Grace and Frankie”

The overdone story of love has been told tone and time again and the same Nicholas Sparks movies have been played every year, but “Grace and Frankie” gives a much needed, much different look at love. After two eighty-year-olds figure out that their husbands have been romantically involved with each other for the past 20 years, the two women try to cope with their circumstances together in the funniest way possible.

“Chef’s Table”

It’s rare to find a show or movie that’s not about love, and “Chef’s Table” is so interesting, you will forget that it’s even Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t matter if you don’t care about cooking because “Chef’s Table” catches the interest of all. Following the lives of six of the world’s most renowned chef’s, you can have an exclusive look into their lives and how they see the world.

“Black Mirror”

If you haven’t heard of “Black Mirror”, get out from the rock you have been living under and make up for it by bingeing all 19 episodes this month. This anthology series explores the near and the distant future where technology plays a significant part in everyday life. While it does have love in some episodes, very few have a happy ending.

“Atypical”

There is no better way to show the difficulties of finding love than “Atypical”. 18-year-old Sam, who is on the autism  spectrum, decides it’s time to find a girlfriend and sets off on an enlightening journey to become Independent. It’s funny and awkward, and while it’s about love, it deals with it in a way that doesn’t make anyone feel sad about being alone. 

“The Babysitter”

In this horrific movie, love takes a bloody turn. After a young boy with a crush on his babysitter finds out she is in a cult, the evening takes an unexpected turn. This movie will keep you on the edge of your seat and get the fact that you don’t have love this year out of your head.

“Mascots”

What’s the opposite of Valentine’s day? Being in a competitive mascot league. As they complete for “The Gold Fluffy”, the highest honor in their field,  these sports mascots hilariously show the trials and tribulations of being a sports mascot.

 

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