5 romance shows to watch while you wait for Outlander Season 7B

We have a longer-than-we-wanted wait for Outlander Season 7B. That means finding something to watch. Here are five romance shows worth checking out.
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Claire and Jamie’s epic love story is something that drew a lot of fans to Outlander immediately. While we wait for Outlander Season 7B, you’ll want to find more shows that have that epic love.

The wait for Outlander Season 7B is much longer than we hoped for. Some of this delay is likely linked to the strike action. That strike action put some of 7B’s post-production on hold (as many stood in solidarity) and it delayed Season 8 writing and filming. With a longer wait for Season 8 than initially expected, Starz is likely extending this Droughtlander so the next one isn’t too long.

That doesn’t mean I’m happy about it, but I’m taking emotion out of it for now. Instead, I’m focusing on shows that I can watch to get my romance fix. There are some great options out there.

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  1. Bridgerton
  2. Victoria
  3. Modern Love
  4. Virgin River
  5. Love Life


We start with a period drama that is all about romance. Bridgerton is also based on a book series, so you’ve got a win there as well. There’s much more content to delve into.

The series follows the lives of the Bridgerton family. They are all falling in love and getting married during the Regency period in England. There’s the need for daughters to marry into wealthy families and for sons to find suitable brides.

All the while, there is Lady Whistledown who is sharing all the ins and outs of high society. If you love the way Gossip Girl has that secret person sharing rumors, this part will intrigue you when it comes to Bridgerton.

Don’t forget the Queen Charlotte series. This one takes us back a little to see how Charlotte fell for George.

Bridgerton is on Netflix.


We’ll stick to another period drama for now, and this one is based on a real story. Victoria follows the story of a young Queen Victoria ascending to the throne. At 18, she became the Queen of Great Britain, and suddenly there were more expectations on her than ever before.

One of those was to find a suitable husband. We see her eventually marrying Prince Albert. We know from real life that Victoria did end up loving her husband deeply. The series takes us through the highs and lows of the start of their relationship and how it turned into love.

All three seasons of Victoria are on PBS.

Modern Love
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Modern Love

How about a series that focuses on different types of love and romance? Modern Love is a great option on Prime Video, and it’s an anthology series. In fact, there’s an episode with Outlander’s own Tobias Menzies.

The series is based on real columns from the New York Times column of the same name. People write in their stories of modern love, and some of those stories have been turned into episodes of this series. There is a look at love when you’re bipolar, second-chance love after a divorce, and the idea of allowing fate to put people together.

There are some dud episodes. There are also some excellent ones. The two seasons are going to help get through this bit of Droughtlander.

Modern Love is on Prime Video.

Virgin River. (L to R) Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe, Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan in episode 504 of Virgin River. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /

Virgin River

If you want a modern-day story involving an epic love, then you may want to turn your attention to Virgin River. This series follows a nurse practitioner who moves to a remote Northern California town to escape the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.

She wants a fresh start, and that’s exactly what she gets. What she doesn’t realize is that small towns aren’t always all that quiet. She has to question whether staying in the town is right for her while also questioning whether it’s time to become a parent.

Virgin River is available to stream on Netflix.

Love Life

If you love Anna Kendrick, then this last romance show to watch is one for you. Love Life is another anthology series, but this time it’s one season telling a full story and then the second season moving onto another character. The two seasons are connected, though.

In the first season, we watch Kendrick’s character figure out love and life. She ends out on dates, gets married, and tries to figure out what she really wants in life. Meanwhile, the second season sees a man end a relationship for another one but then wonder if he did make the right choice and try to figure out how to make a long-term relationship actually work.

Love isn’t easy. Successful relationships take work and communication. Do the two characters have what it takes?

Love Life is on Max.

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