6 TV Shows To Watch If You Loved Netflix’s ‘One Day’

Are you prepared for more tear-jerking moments?

If you’ve just finished binge-watching Netflix’s adaptation of David Nicholls’ book ‘One Day’, we have a treat for you. We’ve gathered six other TV shows like ‘One Day’ that will guarantee to make you cry, fall in love and feel frustration all at once.

Starring ‘White Lotus’ star Leo Woodall and ‘This Is Going to Hurt’ star Ambika Mod, ‘One Day’ follows Dexter and Emma through snapshots of their relationship over twenty years on the same day – 15 July. Their heart-gripping tale shares a glimpse of missed opportunities and failed relationships, including the highs and lows of life.

For those who have read the book or tuned in to the 2011 film adaptation will know what’s coming their way. However, if this is your first time discovering the story of Dexter and Emma – we feel for you.

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It’s safe to say that Netflix’s adaptation of the book has got everyone swirling down a wormhole (us included) with the heartbreak it caused us. So, are you ready to relive the heartbreak once more?

6 tv shows to watch if you love One Day

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Here are our recommendations for other TV shows like One Day.

Normal People

Based on the 2018 novel by Sally Rooney, the series follows the relationship between Marianne (played by Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal). The plot follows the classic friends-to-lover trope between two people as they navigate their story from high school to their final days in University. Fair warning: there will be frustrations and gut-wrenching moments.

Modern Love

Based on the New York Times’ Modern Love column, the Amazon Prime series takes inspiration from unforgettable real love stories. What made fans adore the series is how it explores the humble form of love, relationships and human connections. Furthermore, its casting is top-notch, featuring a few A-listers such as Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, Kit Harington, Lucy Boynton and more.

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Us

Can’t get enough of David Nicholls’ world? Try adding BBC’s adaptation of the 2014 novel “Us”. Starring Tom Hollander and Saskia Reeves, the series tells the story of 45-year-old Douglas Peterson, who attempts to save his marriage with the woman he loves and learn to mend the relationship with his son while on a family trip to Europe.

Love Life

The rom-com anthology series explores the evolution of love and how relationships shape us. The first season features Anna Kendrick in the lead role, while William Jackson takes over in the next season. The series follows a group of interconnected millennials as they navigate life for their one true love while learning from their mistakes.

Conversation With Friends

In “Conversations with Friends” by Sally Rooney, the series navigates modern love, friendship, and betrayal. Following two college friends, Frances and Bobbi, they later befriend a married couple, Melissa and Nick. However, things get complicated for these two college friends when they start developing feelings for one another.

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This is Us

The drama series, starring Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore, follows the Pearson family across the decades through Jack’s and Rebecca’s life in the ’80s and later the lives of their three children: Kevin, Kate and Randall. This award-winning series dives deep into celebrating the beauty of life and the power of human connections.

Amalina Anuar is the Digital Director of Harper's Bazaar Malaysia. From covering the latest runway trends to the hottest happenings in Kuala Lumpur, she also delves deep into all things lifestyle and beauty.