28/06/2018 13:32 SAST | Updated 28/06/2018 13:32 SAST

8 Shows That Reflect The Messy Truth About Love

Grab your bae and some indulgent treats, and binge on the best series and movies about complicated, doomed and rocky relationships that internet TV has to offer.

Issa Rey plays the role of an awkward black girl navigating life and love in 'Insecure'
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Issa Rey plays the role of an awkward black girl navigating life and love in 'Insecure'

Love is complicated, delicious, hard to get; it makes us feel insecure and as if we're walking on air, all at the same time. And yet we still go ahead and take the plunge. Because who could say no to love?

If you're feeling a little jaded about dating, marriage, and relationships, here are eight shows that you'll totally be able to relate to.

1. Insecure

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Insecure is the much-talked-about HBO comedy created by Issa Rae (of Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl fame). This is a story a lot of black women on the quest for love (and self-love) can relate to. That means it gets messy, touching, shady, funny and real. Basically, issa lot!

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2. The Ring Thing

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Sarah pops the question to her girlfriend Kristen. What happens after that reveals a dramatic doccie-style story delving into the fragility of relationships (particularly when it's between two women).

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3. It's Complicated

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If it's about love, it will get complicated, really complicated. This entertaining homebrewed series explores life and love relationships among a tightly-knit group of seven friends – some more involved than they should be!

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4. Serena

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What would you do if you found out your husband had a child with another woman? Serena, played by a mesmerising Jennifer Lawrence, shows her husband (played by Bradley Cooper) just how dangerous she can be when she is scorned.

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5. The Affair

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It is said that "most affairs begin when a husband or wife makes a new friend, and then an apparently harmless intimacy is born". In the case of this dramatic series, the insatiable intimacy is met with a thrilling murder mystery.

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6. Hear Me Move

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This energetic, award-winning romance and dance movie stars one of the most enthralling actors and actresses to come out of South Africa. Prepare to be moved, on different levels.

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7. Remember Me

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In this touching romantic drama, new lovers Tyler and Ally experience romance while their fragile family relationships threaten to rip them apart.

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8. Hard To Get

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Township charmer boy TK falls in love with an enigmatic bad girl called Skiets and she shows him flames! This local gritty romance (set in hardcore Joburg) is full of action, mystery, and drama!

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