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Netflix and Kill: These 5 shows prove it’s probably safer to be single

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s love hearts and roses everywhere you turn, but if you’re one of the 64% of us failing to find love on our favourite dating apps, you might just be in luck!

Whether you’re into true crime or fiction, we’ve worked with Missy Empire to put together a binge-worthy list of chilling Netflix shows, all of which prove that sometimes you really are better off alone.

You can forget about creeping on old pictures of your ex this Valentine’s Day, our must-watch list is packed full of terrifying stalkers and cold-blooded serial killers, far creepier than someone sliding into your DM’s at 4am.

So, dim the lights and get your loungewear on. By the end of your first episode, we promise you’ll be glad you’re alone this V’Day.

YOU

This must-watch Netflix exclusive was the talk of the town at the end of 2018. If you STILL haven’t settled down to watch this stalker story unfold, then you really do need to add it to your watchlist.

Without giving you any spoilers YOU tells the story of neurotic New Yorker, Joe, who doesn’t let anything (and we mean anything) or anyone stand in the way of his unhealthy obsession with fellow New Yorker, Beck.

If you’re looking for a show to give you all the feels this Valentine’s, then be sure to add YOU to your watchlist.

The Staircase

Next on the list is a seriously twisted docu-series from Netflix. The Staircase is a thriller, based on the real-world trial of writer Michael Peterson. The show follows the high-profile murder trial from start to finish, unravelling the incredible case along the way.

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Peterson was charged with the murder of his wife Catherine in 2001, who was found dead in their family home, under some seriously suspicious circumstances. With Michael being the only witness, he was the number one prime suspect in this crazy series of events.

Michaels defence lawyer David Rudolf is the unlikely star of the series, providing intense and gripping commentary throughout. Once you’re finished with The Staircase you need to take a look at the extras in the main menu. Don’t say we didn’t warn you about the mind blowing ‘Owl Theory’…

Conversations with a Killer – The Ted Bundy Tapes

With the news just in that Netflix has acquired the controversial Ted Bundy biopic ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ starring Zac Efron, millions of true crime fans will be scrolling through their must-watch list, ready find out more about this controversial killer.

True crime fans need to look no further, The Ted Bundy Tapes gets inside the mind of the Bundy for the very first time.

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In the ’70s, Bundy used his good looks and personality to pray on single women who would unwittingly fall for his charm. So, make sure the doors are locked and the curtains are closed before you dive into the story of The Campus Killer.

Love

There are three whole seasons of this show, ready and waiting for you to get hooked on this Valentine’s. This show is sure to confirm that you’re perfectly happy staying single and totally not ready to mingle.

Love follows the story of Gus and Mickey who are trying as hard as possible to be a ‘normal’ couple. They have a completely unconventional romance, you’d be able to spot the dysfunctional couple from a mile away.

Whilst this show is completely hilarious when you’re watching from the sidelines, can you imagine living through the trauma of this relationship? You’re better off having nights in with Netflix.

Lovesick

You might have missed Lovesick first time around, but it’s a seriously addictive show to add to your Netflix binge-and-cringe list.

The show follows the story of Dylan, who, after contracting an STD, must contact all of his former flings to explain himself and ask them to get tested.

There are some totally cringe scenes which will make your glad that you’re not going to be on the receiving end of a #awks text anytime soon!


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