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Single in Your 20s? Watch These TV Shows

From romance to coming-of-age stories, these tv series will make you feel seen.

Being single in your 20s can be a time of great change and upheaval. You're figuring out who you are, what you want, and where you want to go in life. It can be a lot to handle, and sometimes you just need a good TV show to help you relax and escape. If you're looking for something like New Girl or Sex and the City, this TV series will resonate with your single 20-something self.
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1. New Girl (Netflix)


New Girl is a comedy about Jess Day (Zooey Deschanel), a young woman who moves to Los Angeles after her boyfriend breaks up with her. She moves into a loft with three single guys: Nick Miller (Jake Johnson), Schmidt (Max Greenfield), and Winston Bishop (Lamorne Morris). Jess is quirky and optimistic, and she helps the guys to see the world in a new way. The show is full of laughs and heartwarming moments, and it's a great choice for anyone who is looking for a show to watch with their friends.


2. Harlem (Prime Video)


Harlem is a comedy-drama television series created by Tracy Oliver that premiered on Amazon Prime Video on December 3, 2021. The series follows the lives of four friends who are trying to navigate their careers, relationships, and personal lives in Harlem, New York City. Harlem has been praised for its humor, its heartwarming story, and its diverse cast of characters. The show has been compared to other comedies such as Girls Trip and Insecure.


3. The Bold Type (Hulu)


The series is inspired by the life of former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine Joanna Coles, who is executive producer of the series. Filmed in Toronto, Montreal, and New York City, the series chronicles the lives of three millennial women, portrayed by Katie Stevens, Aisha Dee, and Meghann Fahy, all of whom are employed at a fictional global publication called Scarlet in New York City.


4. Smiley (Netflix)


The show follows the story of Álex, a bartender who accidentally leaves a voicemail for Bruno, an architect. The two men meet and start dating, but their relationship is complicated by their pasts and their different personalities.The show also features a supporting cast of characters, including Álex's friends Vero and Patri, Bruno's friends Albert and Núria, and Bruno's ex-boyfriend Javi. Smiley has been praised for its humor, its heartwarming story, and its diverse cast of characters. The show has been compared to other romantic comedies such as Love, Simon and Heartstopper.


5. Insecure (HBO Max)


Insecure is a comedy-drama about Issa Dee (Issa Rae), a young woman who is trying to figure out her life in Los Angeles. Issa is a relatable character who is struggling with her career, her relationships, and her identity. Insecure is a funny and heartwarming show that will make you feel seen and understood.


6. Fleabag (Amazon Prime Video)


Fleabag is a comedy-drama about a young woman named Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) who is trying to navigate her life in London. Fleabag is a complex and funny character who is struggling with her grief, her relationships, and her sexuality. Fleabag is a funny and heartwarming show that will make you laugh and cry.


7. Master of None (Netflix)


Master of None is a comedy-drama about Dev Shah (Aziz Ansari), a young Indian-American man who is trying to figure out his life in New York City. Dev is a relatable character who is struggling with his career, his relationships, and his identity. Master of None is a funny and heartwarming show that will make you feel seen and understood.


8. Shrill (Hulu)


Shrill is a comedy-drama about Annie Edison (Aidy Bryant), a young woman who is trying to lose weight and find love. Annie is a complex and funny character who is struggling with her body image, her relationships, and her career. Shrill is a funny and heartwarming show that will make you laugh and cry.


These are just a few of the many great shows that are available for single people in their twenties. Whether you're looking for a laugh, a cry, or a little bit of both, there's sure to be a show on this list that you'll enjoy.


9. High Fidelity (Hulu)


The series stars Zoë Kravitz as Rob Brooks, a record store owner who is trying to navigate her career, relationships, and personal life in Brooklyn. High Fidelity is a heartwarming and funny show that will make you laugh and cry. It is a show about love, loss, and finding your place in the world. The show has been compared to other comedies such as Girls and Fleabag.

 

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