Best Romance Series 2023

One of the biggest breakout hits of the pandemic was Netflix’s romantic drama Bridgerton, which was an absolute force of nature in early 2021, but it didn’t garner nearly the same kind of critical praise lavished upon Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, the India Amarteifio-led spin-off series we got last year that centered on the character played by Golda Rosheuvel in the original series and managed to top our category for Best Romance Series of 2023.

Adjusted Score: 102423%
Critics Consensus: A resplendent romance between two of the most interesting characters in the Bridgerton saga, Queen Charlotte is a spin-off that arguably perfects the primary series' formula.

Adjusted Score: 101096%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully acted and scripted, Heartstopper's second season is fit to bursting with emotional truth.

Adjusted Score: 96218%
Critics Consensus: Shining bright and casting a warm glow over viewers, Starstruck continues to be masterful comfort television in this sweet third season.

XO, Kitty: Season 1 (2023)

Adjusted Score: 82885%
Critics Consensus: A modest and sweet extension of all the films that fans have loved before, XO, Kitty aims straight for the heart and finds its mark.

Adjusted Score: 80766%
Critics Consensus: Anachronistic to the max and loving it, The Buccaneers is a feminist and frothy treat for fans of period piece pageantry.