16 breakup TV shows to binge watch your way back to life

TV shows for breakup

Remember my big roundup of best breakup movies to soothe your poor broken heart? It's time to dive down the boob tube rabbit hole to find the most bingeable breakup TV shows. Most can be found on streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Prime, so they're sometimes way easier to find than movies.

Plus, you can grab an endless supply of Flamin' Hot Cheetos, a 40 lb. case of cereal marshmallows, or your snack of choice and settle in for a long winter's TV binge.

Bingeable breakup TV shows

Bingeable breakup TV shows

Parks and Recreation

Love is nice, but when you've got friends like this crew, who needs it? It'll remind you that there's good in everyone.

TV shows for breakup

Broad City

The comedy will boost you and the friendship will be a balm to your Millennial-loving soul.

TV shows for breakup

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

The whole world is waiting for you now that you're out of that bunker of love. Go find your new Titus-style BFF.

TV shows for breakup

Please Like Me

This Aussie import will totally distract you with tales of sexuality, friendship, and depression.

Bingeable breakup TV shows

Master of None

If you're boycotting Aziz, I totally get it. Move right past this one to greener pastures. But if you're staying for Lena Waithe, read on. Master of None has awesome layered characters and plotlines that channel real life. It'll remind you that life doesn't get wrapped up in a bow easily.

TV shows for breakup

Orange Is the New Black

Locked up with no (er, very few) men, loads of drama, and major diverse lady crew power. Get lost in the back stories.

Bingeable breakup TV shows

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

The name belies the humor of this life up-ending musical comedy that is totally worth a look.

TV shows for breakup

My Mat Fat Diary

This British teen import is a super fave of mine for its '90s-nostalgia-wrapped-in-reality look at teenage life. Plus, the soundtrack is what dreams are made of.

TV shows for breakup

Game of Thrones

Watch or re-watch for the powerful women and eye candy alone. Anything that transports you to another world is good right about now.

TV shows for breakup

Freaks and Geeks

It can't be any worse than high school drama in the 1980s, can it? Nope. This is the realness right here. And so so good.

TV shows for breakup

Scandal

Get lost in Shondaland with this political thriller that will totally immerse you.

TV shows for breakup

Downton Abbey

It could be worse, y'all. You could be trying to find love in all the wrong places while your sister Mary steals all the eligible dudes. And you can't even vote yet! Life in the '20s and '30s ain't easy.

TV shows for breakup

Golden Girls

Yeah, these ladies are still getting some in their 50s, but it's really all about the friendship and cheesecake. #squadgoals

TV shows for breakup

Grace and Frankie

Their husbands have left them for each other. But that's never the end of it. Find your inner strength like these two do.

TV shows for breakup

Sex and the City

Carrie alone had over 25 dates, boyfriends, and hookups before finding her pretty much final dude. You can relive each one knowing your road will likely be easier.

TV shows for breakup

Big Love

This HBO drama is the best reminder that at least your life isn't THAT complicated. Like mob boss-style religious leaders complicated. Or three wives and eight kids in a religious marriage complicated. Or maybe it is and it's totally relatable? Either way, engrossing AF.

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