WEEKEND GUIDE: 4 romantic comedies and a reality TV series to watch
You know what they say, if you can't beat them, join them.
So we're jumping onto the Valentine's weekend bandwagon with our loved up TV and movie guide.
From singles looking for love, to the return of Lara Jean Covey and Peter Kavinsky, and Liam Neeson starring in a romantic drama in cinemas, here's our weekend guide.
In this reality dating show singles who want to be loved for who they are, rather than what they look like, have signed up for a less conventional approach to modern dating where they hope to meet the person they want to spend the rest of their lives with without ever having seeing them. With no distractions from the outside world, the singles talk to a stream of potential love interests, and when a meaningful connection is made, they propose and then lay their eyes on their fiancé for the first time.
Her story began with five love letters. Now three hearts are on the line. Welcome to the next chapter of Lara Jean's life. (Read our review here)
Tom and Joan are a middle-aged married couple, happy and content with one another (even when they drive each other crazy), even after having to pick up the pieces of a crushing tragedy that took their only daughter away from them. When Joan finds a lump in her breast, though, old feelings come to the fore, and their love is once again challenged by the looming spectre of death. (Read our review here)
While on a forgettable first date together in Ohio, a black man and a black woman, are pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. The situation escalates, with sudden and tragic results, when the man kills the police officer in self-defence. Terrified and in fear for their lives, the man, a retail employee, and the woman, a criminal defence lawyer, are forced to go on the run. But, the incident is captured on video and goes viral, and the couple unwittingly become a symbol of trauma, terror, grief and pain for people across the country. (Read our review here)
Mardaleen, a strikingly cultured student stuck in the small town of Potchefstroom, yearns for the lights and culture of London. After a dreadful break up she packs her bags and sets off to her dream city with her best friend, Lara. They stay in House Konettie, along with five other South Africans working in London. An unexpected romance blossoms between Mardaleen and Namibian-born housemate, Hugo. (Read our review here)
Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht