Being newly single sucks. I mean we can spin it any way we want by telling ourselves we are going to focus on self-care, have more time, get in the best shape of our lives, go out with our girls more, but the truth of the matter is, it’s a tough time to be going through. Some days you just want to close the curtains, order pizza, and plant yourself on the couch for the day, and there’s nothing wrong with that. So, when that day comes, you need a show that isn’t going to make you miss your ex or make you reach for the sad tissue box, well I got you covered. Here are the top five best shows for binge watching when you are newly single.
Sex in the City
It’s a classic for a reason. Who doesn’t want to watch Carrie and her gals fight through the struggles of dating in the big city while trying to remain independent women? It is the perfect show for those who love fashion and need to remember that friendship is the only relationship you truly need. This show will get you out of feeling sorry for yourself, and instead loving that you’re newly single!
Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce
This is the perfect show for anyone getting out of a complicated long-term relationship. It doesn’t paint a perfect picture of break-ups where they are clean and sharp. A Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce gives us the messy, complex, and difficult side of breaking-up, but it isn’t all doom and gloom. There is also lessons of friendship, laughter, and moving on. If you are fighting to remind yourself why you shouldn’t give your ex yet another chance to break your heart, this show is for you.
Is this a show about dating, no, but it is a great show for the girl who needs a kick in the butt. (That’s you, as a newly single, strong, independent, woman!) If you want to be reminded that you don’t need anyone besides yourself to make it in this world, this is your show. I love Girlboss because it shows that you don’t have to have your crap together or even be all that functional to make your dreams happen.
For those of you who need a healthy place y=to channel your anger, you may want to try Dexter. Say what you will, it can be a little cathartic to imagine your ex’s face in place of Dexter’s victims. Honestly, this is just a great show for getting your mind off dating while not losing faith in the whole institution. I mean he is a killer and a psychopath, but then there is Rita, who makes us feel like love is real.
The holy grail of dating shows. Grey’s Anatomy is the perfect post-breakup binge show. You get to believe in love by watching Meredith and Derek, but you still get to relate to the mess hook ups and break ups that happen with literally everyone else in that hospital.