If you liked Normal People, you’ll love…

If you liked Normal People, you’ll love…

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Monday, 8th June 2020
Run (Credit: Sky) and Love (Credit: Suzanne Hanover / Netflix)
Run (Credit: Sky) and Love (Credit: Suzanne Hanover / Netflix)

Normal People has taken the TV industry by storm, with a beautiful and heart-breaking love story at the centre of it.

The unique connection between the lead characters Marianne and Connell, played by Paul mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones, unfolded over 12 episodes and shows two young people learning how to love.

With the BBC series now over, if you’re missing out on your dose of romance, here are some of the best TV shows to watch next.


Sky Comedy

From Fleabag creators Phoebe Waller Bridge and Vicky Jones, Run tells the story of two people who come together again after years apart and take a risk to escape their mundane lives.

The series follows Ruby (Merritt Weaver) and Billy (Domhnall Gleeson), who were once a couple in love and made a pact that if one of them texted the word RUN and the other responded with the same word, they would drop everything and travel across America together.

Seventeen years later, that one-word changes everything and with just the clothes on their back they start on the adventure of a lifetime.

Despite so long apart, they are quick to exchange flirty banter back and forth and instantly relight their old connection, which they find hard to resist.

However, leaving their old lives won't be so easy and doesn’t come without consequences.


Never Have I Ever


Growing up is never easy and for 15-year-old Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) all she wants is to be one of the cool girls, get hot and find a boyfriend.

Created by Mindy Kaling, it won’t be easy for Devi to change her social status when she is known as the girl whose father died in the middle of her school orchestra concert and was then paralysed for three months due to the shock and grief. 

With plenty of withering comebacks, Devi is both endearing and hot tempered and, despite her best intentions, doesn’t always do the right thing.

The series is narrated by John McEnroe and sees a teenage girl trying to deal with grief, her Indian identity and the relationships that mean the most to her.  




Past relationships can say a lot about a person and for Dylan (Johnny Flynn) when he is diagnosed with chlamydia, he has to go back and tell every woman he has been intimate with about his diagnosis.

Flashbacks show Dylan’s relationships with each of his exes, revealing why they didn’t work out and the impact they had on his life.

An old romantic who wears his heart on his sleeve, Dylan is always on the lookout for love and each episode is dedicated to an old flame.

Along the way, Dylan is supported by his best friends Evie (Antonia Thomas) and Luke (Daniel Ings) as he discovers that love comes in many different forms.



Apple TV

Jason (Rafe Spall) and Nikki (Esther Smith) are very much in love and have a beautiful and supportive relationship, but there’s just one problem, they can’t have a baby.

Navigating life in their 30s, Jason and Nikki are faced with the question as to what their future holds if they can’t have a family, while surrounded by friends who are growing up and settling down.

Yearning for a family, Jason and Nikki decide to adopt, but with a challenging family, dysfunctional friends, Penny (Imelda Staunton) their social worker and an adoption panel to impress, it won’t be straightforward.

Emotionally honest, the loving banter between Jason and Nikki shows the strength of their relationship even during the hard times.




When Irish primary school teacher Sharon (Sharon Horgan) and American advertising executive Rob (Rob Delaney) meet by chance on a night out in a bar, what starts as a one-night stand leads to an unplanned pregnancy and an unexpected romance.

A random fling soon turns into something serious as the pair negotiate life as a new couple and raising a child together.

The show has a dark and dry humour, dealing with addiction, infidelity and the societal pressure of acting like a grown up all the time.

Taking a brutally honest look at what really makes a marriage, Rob and Sharon learn what it takes to really commit your life to someone. 




Created by comedy legend Judd Apatow, when the defiant Mickey (Gillian Jacobs) and the good-hearted Gus (Paul Rust) meet, it’s only a matter of time before they fall in love.

A modern look at the minefield of dating and relationships, Mickey and Gus navigate intimacy, commitment and trust.

Mickey and Gus aren’t without baggage; Mickey is an alcoholic and love/sex addict and Gus is socially awkward and emotionally needy.

Together the totally opposite pair support each other during the highs and lows, while trying to sustain a love that lasts.  

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Normal People has taken the TV industry by storm, with a beautiful and heart-breaking love story at the centre of it.