These TV Shows Will Remind You Being Single Is Awesome

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Let’s start off with one undeniable truth: being single is awesome. Flying solo means you can do what you want, when you want to, no questions asked. You can even binge to your heart’s content without worrying about Netflix cheating on someone. That is the kind of freedom I'm talking about.
And, yet, holidays like Valentine’s Day are specifically engineered to make you question your singledom. Well, we say “Boo!” to that.
To help celebrate the single life and everything that comes with it, we found all the best shows that do just that. While we love series like Sex And The City, The Mindy Project, and New Girl, we can all agree they're all extended rom-coms with the end goal of seeing their heroine find The One. The following are not like that. So, keep reading to find out which series made the cut.
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Garfunkel And Oates

This IFC buddy comedy and one season wonder is completely committed to showing the sunny side of singledom, Riki (Riki Lindhome) chooses herself and her own reproduction plans over the relentless charm and facial symmetry of Jason Ritter. Now that’s dedication.

Watch here.
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Living Single

It’s in the title, y’all! Although the FOX comedy, now on Hulu, ends with its main characters all booed up, Living Single isn’t about the search for love — it’s about the joys of true, unbreakable friendship.

Watch here.
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

As a wife, Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) was wearing her makeup to bed and cooking bribery brisket for her liar of a husband. As a single woman, Midge is a destined-for-greatness comedian who flirts with the very handsome Lenny Bruce (Luke Kirby) and has an amazing best friend in Susie Meyerson (Alex Borstein).

You tell me which life is better.

Watch here.
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Glow

Speaking of women who could only achieve their dreams after cutting a cheating man loose, let’s give it up for Glow’s Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin). Once Debbie drops her philandering husband Mark (Rich Sommer), she’s able to follow her destiny and become the wrestling goddess she was always meant to be.

Watch here.
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Jessica Jones

Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) has far bigger problems than settling down into a committed relationship. And, she’s going to punch and snark her way through fixing them.

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Will & Grace

Will & Grace loves the single life so much, the beloved sitcom literally erased its original series finale — where Will Truman (Eric McCormack) and Grace Adler (Debra Messing) are parents married to wonderful men — because that loved-up closer would be too boring to merit a revival.

When the series returned in fall 2017, Will and Grace were both as single and ready to mingle as ever.

Watch here.
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Broad City

Ilana Wexler (Ilana Glazer) and Abbi Abrams (Abbi Jacobson) might dabble in relationships (and pegging), but we can all agree the real love story in Broad City belongs to these BFFs.

Watch here.
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Happy Endings

Happy Endings makes single life look unabashedly fun, even when you end up solo by abandoning your fiancé at the altar and then stay best pals with him for the good of the friend group. That’s a difficult feat to pull off.

Also, I just really wanted to remind everyone this is a perfect show you can watch on Hulu.

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Gilmore Girls

While both Gilmore girls cycle through many a man, no one would say the dramedy thought a relationship was the end-all, be-all of life. There’s a reason Gilmore Girls’ original run ends with Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel) turning down Logan Huntzberger’s (Matt Czuchry) proposal in favor of chasing down her journalism dreams.

Watch here.
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She’s Gotta Have It

If you’re looking for a confidence boost when it comes to your most unapologetically selfish romantic decisions, look no further than the escapades of Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise). After all, only Nola would invite all three of her controlling male lovers to a passive aggressive Thanksgiving dinner featuring paintings of their respective penises and a Prince dance party.

Watch here.
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30 Rock

Liz Lemon will remind you there’s no shame in skipping another Tinder date to stay in and work on your night cheese.

Watch here.
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