You could do the traditional thing for Valentine's Day and go out for a romantic (and overpriced) dinner. You could also get bae a heart-shaped box of chocolates and a stuffed toy. Or, you could do something more low key. Instead of braving the more commercial side of the holiday, you could sit back and enjoy Valentine's Day TV episodes on Netflix. The last option is something that works whether you're single, shacked up from cuffing season or in a "it's complicated" situation.
Who doesn't love Netflix and chill? It's something that works for everybody, any time. It is particularly appealing for February 14th when there are themed Valentine's Day TV episodes to watch. V-day movies are great and all, but sometimes television shows are forgotten about unless we happen to watch something currently on air. It's time that changed and Netflix is the solution. Boot up your account and check out the best 16 Valentine’s Day TV episodes on Netflix.
Valentine's Day is about flowers, candy grams, chocolates and love. It's also about sharing sweet nothings with that special someone. What could be better than hearing those romantic words through song? We could always count on Glee for the feel-good songs and the mood was heightened with its "Silly Love Songs" (season 2, episode 12) Valentine's Day episode. You might want to know the plot, but it's the songs that are key. They include "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" by Michael Jackson, "Silly Love Songs" by Paul McCartney and, erm, "Fat Bottomed Girls" by Queen. All the crooning ties into the plot after glee club director Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) gives the New Directions a love song assignment.
There are many classic Friends holiday episodes. "The One With The Candy Hearts" (season 1, episode 14) is from way back at the beginning of the iconic series. Decades on, the 1995 episode still holds up today. On the show, February 14 is approaching and it is obviously on everyone's minds. There are plans, but unfortunately, they don't go quite as everyone intended. (The best laid plans... you know?) #ThatsLife Ross Geller (David Schwimmer) has a hot date and Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) is playing cupid by setting up Chandler Bing (Matthew Perry). The ladies also have a plan for a themed fire...with old stuff from their exes.
It's Valentine's Day at Dunder-Mifflin so you know there's going to be something going on. On the "Valentine's Day" (season 2, episode 16) episode of The Office, Michael Scott (Steve Carell) visits the New York office. That doesn't sound like the most romantic plot line, but there's a twist when he reveals a juicy detail about his supervisor Jan Levinson (Melora Hardin). There's also some jealousy in the office when a co-worker receives an abundance of V-day gifts. People who usually find Valentine's Day to be super cheesy will appreciate the TV show putting its comedic spin on the romantic vibes of the holiday.
Gossip Girl's "Crazy, Cupid, Love" (season 5, episode 15) episode earns points for referencing the Ryan Gosling rom-com Crazy, Stupid, Love. The episode might not have The Gos in it, but it does have plenty of hot stuff. The scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite are just as juicy as ever with Nate Archibald (Chace Crawford) deciding to throw a Valentine's Day party. There's an unwanted gatecrasher and even more drama that's seen by an unsuspecting witness. Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) attempts to spread the love by acting as match-making cupid. Does it go to plan? You'll have to watch and see. As always, the Valentine's Day gifts and outfits are stuff to drool over.
If you have a hankering to watch Valentine's Day TV episodes on Netflix that offer a glimpse of what the holiday was like in the past, you need to stream Mad Men's "For Those Who Think Young" (season 2, episode 1) episode. The show was always good for retro flair and this installment was no exception. Interestingly, the episode kicked off the highly anticipated second season. It's February 14 in 1962. The romantic holiday doesn't stop there at the Sterling Cooper advertising agency. But, there's still time for a celebration. Don Draper (Jon Hamm) and Betty Hofstadt (January Jones) go to the Savoy Hotel for the occasion.
Wondering how Jess Day (Zooey Deschanel) does Valentine's Day? Watch the New Girl "Valentine's Day" (season 1, episode 13) episode. It's a significant occasion for Jess because it's her first V-day without a date. Instead of romance, she reveals she's looking for a casual fling. So, she enlists the help of Schmidt (Max Greenfield) to help her hook up with a hottie stranger (Ryan Kwanten). What could possibly go wrong? We don't want to spoil anything, but we will say that plans have a tendency to go wrong and Jess's life often takes some very interesting turns. There's also some romance in the cards for Winston Bishop (Lamorne Morris) and Nick Miller (Jake Johnson).
Are you not big on Valentine's Day? Do you find the whole holiday to be cringe-worthy and way too commercialized? This is the Valentine's Day episode for you, sister. Supernatural's "My Bloody Valentine" (season 5, episode 14) takes a literal approach to the "blood" part. Basically, people are killing each other for Valentine's Day and it's up to Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) to put a stop to the murderer called Cupid. Just your typical everyday V-day stuff, right? It's the Valentine's Day TV episode for people who want blood, guts, and gore with a touch of romance.
The Orange is the New Black "You Also Have A Pizza" (season 2, episode 6) episode spreads the love through pizza. What could be better than that? The inmates obviously have restrictions on how they can celebrate Valentine's Day, but they aren't going to let that stop the love fest. There's a lot of talk about what love is and about what the holiday means to them. Naturally, the discussion leads to what V-day was like before they were locked up. It's a unique story associated with the holiday that we don't often hear. Flashbacks are mixed with the harsh realities of prison. And there just might be some discussions of contraband...
If you like your romance with a side of hot vampire and a dash of bitterness, there's nothing better to watch than The Vampire Diaries "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (season 5, episode 13) show. It has just the right balance of mystery and romance. Caroline Forbes (Candice King) manages to convince Katherine/Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) and Bonnie Bennett (Kat Graham) into attending a "Bitter Ball" dance for broken-hearted students at Whitmore College. (Apparently they exist.) Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) has a load of stuff to deal with, including his revenge-seeking brother Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder). Usual Valentine's Day stuff.
We've talked a lot about Valentine's Day, but it would be completely wrong to ignore Galentine's Day. The holiday falls on February 13 and we can credit Parks and Recreation for helping to make it a thing. On the "Galentine's Day" (season 2, episode 16) episode, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) is throwing her party for all the fabulous ladies in her life. The show still has some romantic vibes. For instance, Leslie and Justin Anderson (Justin Theroux) attempt to reunite Leslie's mom Marlene Griggs-Knope (Pamela Reed) with an old flame. And that's just the start of the romantic feelings. Did we mention Justin Theroux? If you're single, or you just want to celebrate your girlfriend's, this is the hilarious show to watch — ideally with your best friends.
The "Marta Complex" (season 1, episode 12) episode of Arrested Development features the good and bad sides of love. And it's all done with the light-hearted wit the television show has become known for. There's a Valentine's Day anniversary party as well as talk of a divorce. Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman) goes big and makes an impassioned speech about love which makes Gob Bluth's (Will Arnett) on-again-off-again girlfriend Marta Estrella (Patricia Velasquez) realize something big. Because that isn't enough, there's a love triangle brewing with the mysterious Hermano. We haven't even talked about what shenanigans Buster Bluth (Tony Hale) is up to.
The That '70s Show (season 1, episode 16) episode entitled "First Date" throws it way back to, you know, the '70s. More specifically, it's around 1976. The episode actually first aired in 1999, but it still remains classic TV reviewing. Given the title, you can guess what it's about. After some flirting, Eric Foreman (Topher Grace) and Donna Pinciotti (Laura Prepon) are finally going to have their first date. No pressure. With the stakes this high, you know that something has to go wrong. There are also some problems with relationships including a love triangle that has the potential to mess up friendships.
If there is a holiday, it is very likely that there is a must-watch Gilmore Girls episode to go along with it. And the show typically demonstrates how the occasion should be celebrated. For February 14, allow us to present you with "A Vineyard Valentine" (season 6, episode 15). Sorry, those who are #TeamJess, but the episode features Logan Huntzberger (Matt Czuchry). He and Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) invite Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham) and Luke Danes (Scott Patterson) to Logan's parents' place in Martha's Vineyard. There are plenty of rapid-fire quotes, plus, there might be a Valentine's Day gift mishap. Will someone save the day? Hmmmmm...
Go and watch the Jane the Virgin "Chapter Thirty-Three" (season 2, episode 11) episode if you want to get your romantic Valentine's Day fix. The episode takes place right around the holiday. And it has talk of marriage proposals, questions about feelings and possibly an incident involving an engagement ring and a mouth. That is all we're going to say. This is also the episode where Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) has questionable dreams about Professor Chavez (Adam Rodriguez) and she has to come to terms with them. It will make you think all sorts of thoughts about Jane's life and choices as well as romantic feelings in general.
There are Valentine's Day TV episodes on Netflix to suit all tastes. If you're someone who feels like you never have time for your S.O., you will relate to the Grey's Anatomy "All We Need Is Love" (season 8, episode 14) episode. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) and Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) are just trying to have a quiet, romantic evening together. Of course that is easier said than done — especially when there's a busy E.R. and Zola Grey Shepherd (Aniela Gumbs) to look after. The hospital has its own share of Valentine's Day-themed emergencies proving that holidays often end in trouble.
Yes, it's a second The Office episode on the list. But, it is Valentine's Day and we are not going to ignore the love. That is why "PDA" (season 7, episode 16) makes it onto the list. This one is special because we have Pam Halpert (Jenna Fischer) and Jim Halpert (John Krasinski). Unfortunately, they go to a bottomless brunch during the workday and don't have the best game plan. As for the title of the episode, that has to do with Michael and his less-than-subtle public displays of affection with Holly Flax (Amy Ryan). They're back dating again and the showy romance between them is making a lot of peeps uncomfortable.