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Hopeless romantics fave fallen head over heels for Netflix’s romantic drama <a href="{"role":"standard","href":"","target":"","absolute":"","linktext":"virgin river“}”>Virgin River, and rightfully so. The series is an adaptation of a book series by author Robyn Carr and has shades of a Hallmark movie (in a good way!), so it’s great for fans of romance novels. But what should you watch while you wait for Netflix to release Season 2? We’ve got some ideas.

The Netflix series stars Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel, a midwife and nurse practitioner from Los Angeles who packs up her life to move to a picturesque but remote Northern California town after a series of traumatic heartbreaks. As Mel attempts to settle into her new life and move on from the past, her life is further complicated by Doc Mullins (Tim Matheson), who doesn’t want her help despite her medical expertise, and Jack (Martin Henderson), a friendly (and hunky) local bartender who dares her to open her heart to love once more. 

Virgin River has been renewed for a second season, which premieres Friday, Nov. 27, and we’ve curated a perfect recommendation list featuring TV shows like Virgin River that capture the same spirit of the part-romance, part-medical drama. These are the series you should watch while waiting for Virgin River Season 2.

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Sweet Magnolias

Watch it on: Netflix

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The first stop for Virgin River fans has to be Netflix’s <a href="{"role":"standard","href":"","target":"","absolute":"","linktext":"sweet magnolias“}”>Sweet Magnolias, which is based on a series of romance novels by Sherryl Woods. Joanna Garcia Swisher stars in the Southern-set series as Maddie, a soon-to-be divorced mom of three attempting to pick up the pieces of her once picture-perfect life after her cheating husband (Chris Klein) leaves her for the younger woman (Jamie Lynn Spears) he got pregnant. As Maddie struggles to deal with the fallout under the scrutinizing stares of a small town, she’s also raising her kids and managing a new business with her best friends, Helen (Heather Headley) and Dana Sue (Brooke Elliott). But the real hook — and what fans of Virgin River will love — is the swoon-worthy romance between Maddie and her son’s sexy new baseball coach, a former Major Leaguer (Justin Bruening).


Watch it on: Netflix, Starz, Hulu (with Starz add-on), Amazon Prime (with Starz add-on)

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Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, Outlander

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