Romance might be in short supply this year in tangible ways like hugging and snuggling, but TV can serve as a proxy to the intimate encounters most crave – especially around Valentine’s Day. We’ve picked 14 titles to help you get in the mood – whatever that might mean to you – this weekend. Bring on the chocolate!
Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham
Premieres Sunday, Feb. 14 at 9 pm ET on Starz
The title says it all: We’ve got men and they are wearing knee-bearing kilts. And not just any men, but the steamy stars of Outlander (Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish) roaming about Scotland experiencing its rugged landscape, its primordial culture and its fascinating inhabitants. You might even learn something from this most welcome thirst trap.
New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears
Watch on demand on FX
If you’re wondering why Britney Spears seems to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue this week, look no further than this hour-long documentary detailing the pop icon’s career, her very public meltdown and the media’s obsession with her every move. Love means never having to say you’re sorry, but we all might owe Spears an apology for being complicit in her loss of privacy and autonomy.
Watch on demand on E!
Famous faces abound in this ensemble piece centered around the most romantic day of the year in Los Angeles. Julia Roberts, Taylor Swift, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx – the list goes on.
Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy
Premieres Sunday, Feb. 14 at 9 pm ET on CNN
We already know Stanley Tucci makes a mean negroni and now the Academy Award-nominated actor is poised to take us on a tour of Italy in this six-part CNN series in search of the finest meals from across the country’s picturesque regions. Don’t watch on an empty stomach.
Premieres Sunday, Feb. 14 at 9:30 pm ET on Starz
Based on Eleanor Catton's Man Booker Prize-winning novel, this miniseries follows a pair of star-crossed lovers – adventurer Anna Wetherell (Eve Hewson) and Emery Staines (Himesh Patel) – during the 1860s gold rush in New Zealand.
The Wrong Valentine
Watch Sunday, Feb. 14 at 8 pm ET on Lifetime Movie Network
Vivica A. Fox stars in this installment of Lifetime Movie Network’s Vicious Valentines stunt as a teacher that helps a shy student navigate a new crush with suspicious intentions.
Watch Sunday, Feb. 14 at 9 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
A mysterious gypsy casts a spell on a driven executive on her way home from a truly excruciating Valentine’s Day date and gets a do-over on the day. Will she find love this time around?
Watch Sunday, Feb. 14 at 10 pm ET on TLC
One man. Four wives. 18 children. And a life-altering pandemic. This new season finds Kody Brown’s clan living separately in four temporary homes since moving from Las Vegas to Flagstaff, Arizona with the patriarch the only one moving back and forth between families. Can love survive the separation?
Naked and Afraid: Of Love
Watch Sunday, Feb. 14 between 1 and 11 pm ET on Discovery
Lay around in your birthday suit on Valentine’s Day or just watch others flaunt some skin during this day-long marathon of vintage episodes devoted to the relationship drama that can only come from living in the wilderness.
Watch Saturday thru Monday, Feb 13-15 between 11 am and 8 pm ET on Paramount Network
Short of Kevin Costner showing up at your door with flowers this Valentine’s Day, this three-day airing of every Yellowstone episode in existence is a fine consolation prize. As the patriarch of a powerful Montana rancher family, Costner gives his best elder statesman performance all while rocking the cowboy boots and jeans combo.
The Age of Adaline
Watch on demand on Freeform
Blake Lively never ages as a young woman forced to abandon any personal connections due to her perpetual beauty. Be careful what you wish for, ladies!
Watch on demand on TBS
An unlucky in love flight attendant (Paula Patton) embarks on a desperate transatlantic hunt to find a fiance before her sister’s wedding.
Crazy Rich Asians
Watch on demand on TBS
The sights and sounds of Singapore are all the more enthralling during this year without travel. The sights and sounds of fairytale weddings also feel like a dream during this period of suspended nuptials. Bask in the glow of this blockbuster rom-com in a year that feels devoid of romance.
Premieres Saturday, Feb. 13 at 9 pm ET on Hallmark Channel
What a sight for sore eyes! Good Doctor fans were devasted when the ABC drama killed off Dr. Neil Melendez at the end of last season. Sure, it was only a fictional death and actor Nicholas Gonzalez can make hearts go aflutter in other projects – like this new Hallmark rom-com that takes its cues from Jane Austen’s classic Emma – but we’ll never get those tears back.
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