The Anti-Valentine’s – Where to avoid the romance

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If you’re not that into roses and candlelight dinner, if mushy television makes you cringe and if you’d rather spend the day in your PJs steering clear of all the lovey-dovey couples, then these two TV shows will help you forget that Valentine’s Day even exists.

The Unit

“Clever plot lines, well-developed characters and brilliant actors will keep you on the edge of your seat”

This action-filled TV show follows a team of specially trained elite soldiers as they risk their lives on undercover missions around the world. Their missions and their very existence are closely-guarded secrets, protected by the soldiers themselves and their wives, who possess secrets of their own. The show also focuses on the effect that serving in the unit has on its members’ families, as well as the moral dilemmas they face. Clever plot lines, well-developed characters and brilliant actors will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire show. I mean, who doesn’t love to see their favourite character unexpectedly die at the end of an already intense episode? The best part is, since the unit men are constantly sent on missions, there’s hardly any time for romance. And when there is, it deals with the complex regulations of the US army rather than the corny drama we’re so used to seeing on TV.

Psych

“the real love story in it is the bromance between Shawn and Gus”

If action is not really what you’re looking for and you’d rather have a laugh on Valentine’s Day, then Psych is for you. The show may have a couple of romantic scenes from time to time, but the real love story in it is the bromance between Shawn and Gus. Thanks to his ex-police officer father, Shawn has developed a remarkable ability to notice even the smallest details in his surroundings. When he is wrongly accused of committing a crime that he actually solved, Shawn convinces the police he is a psychic. The two childhood best friends open a private detective agency and work together with the Santa Barbara police to solve crimes. Because the reckless Shawn and neurotic Gus cause almost as many problems as they solve, what Psych turns out to really be about is having fun no matter what trouble you get yourself into.

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