My Bloody Valentine (2009): Valentine’s Day

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So this is a reboot of the 1981 movie, that I happen to love very much despite it being not so good. And this is… kind of the same. This definitely isn’t a remake, it’s more in the vein of what was coming out in the late 2000’s. Teens experience a traumatic event, so many years later they’re reliving their trauma. It was also the height of the 3D craze so there’s lots of special effects that have not aged well. The general plot of this movie is that a group of teens are almost murdered by a pickaxe-wielding-miner-maniac. Ten years later on the anniversary the murders are beginning again and they have to figure out who the killer is. I like that they didn’t try to exactly follow the plot of the original because I just don’t think it would’ve held up too well. Like a miner with a vendetta against a school dance may have been passable in the 80’s but not in the 00’s. So yeah, this movie isn’t anything special, but it’s fun, mildly original and I think it’s pretty entertaining. Also it’s pretty gory, so if you’re into that, you’ll love this. Maybe it’s not the most romantic Valentine’s Day flick, but it’s definitely a staple in my lineup every year. I’m also going to tag this as Halloween, because even though it’s set around Valentine’s Day, it’s a horror movie, so it can definitely be enjoyed during the spookiest time of the year.

Netflix available? No

Hulu available? Yes

Xfinity available? No

Holiday rating: 6 candy hearts

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The Powerpuff Girls: Valentine’s Day

“Keen on Keane” Season 4, Episode 11a (Season 5, Episode 1a)

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The Powerpuff Girls are on a love mission in this episode, they realize that both their teacher, Miss Keane and the Professor are both going to be alone on Valentine’s Day and they decide to secretly set them up. They write each of them a secret admirer note and have them meet for dinner. While it doesn’t seem to work at first, they soon begin to hit it off, becoming obsessed with each other. They begin to neglect their normal duties and the girls realize this isn’t a good match. Will the girls be able to get things back to normal? This episode is Valentine’s Day themed, filled with romance, even if that romance is sickeningly sweet. I love this show and I think this is a really fun themed episode. I definitely think this is a must watch on any Valentine’s Day binge.

Netflix available? No

Hulu available? Yes

Xfinity available? No

Holiday rating: 9 candy hearts

Bob’s Burgers: Valentine’s Day

“Bob Actually” Season 7, Episode 9

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This is the third Bob’s Valentine’s Day episode and it’s… alright. I don’t think it’s particularly good or bad, it’s just okay in my opinion. I mean, it is completely Valentine’s Day centered, so it’s a great watch for the holiday, the plots just aren’t that strong or interesting. Louise begins to realize she may have a crush on Rudy despite him having a crush on another girl. Tina and Jimmy Jr are planning a grand display of romance, but Tina’s stomach is not quite agreeing with her. Gene falls in love with a substitute cafeteria worker. Meanwhile, Bob is taking dance classes as a way to surprise Linda. Like I said, this episode is very appropriate for the holiday, I just don’t think it’s the best episode ever made. Still give it a watch though.

Netflix available? No

Hulu available? Yes

Xfinity available? Yes

Holiday rating: 10 candy hearts

Bob’s Burgers: Valentine’s Day

“Can’t Buy Me Math” Season 5, Episode 11

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This is the second Bob’s Valentine’s Day episode and it’s the one I always forget exists despite the fact that I really like it. In this episode, Linda tries to plan out a weeks worth of Valentine’s Day fun for her an Bob, however Bob isn’t quite as into the idea as she is. However, it ends with Bob doing a striptease that you absolutely can’t miss. Meanwhile, Daryl and Tina make an agreement to pretend to date in order to win Cupid’s Couple at the Valentine’s Day dance. Every couple who wins then goes on to date whoever they want, so Daryl thinks it will help him get a date with a girl he likes and it will improve Tina’s chances with Jimmy Jr. Tina ends up thinking she likes Daryl which complicates their agreement. This episode is hilarious and contains some great moments between Bob an Linda. This is a can’t miss episode for your Valentine’s Day line-up.

Netflix available? No

Hulu available? Yes

Xfinity available? No

Holiday rating: 10 candy hearts

Bob’s Burgers: Valentine’s Day

“My Fuzzy Valentine” Season 3, Episode 13

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In the first of the two Bob’s Valentine’s Day episodes there are two main storylines. In the first, Bob is hoping to get Linda a really romantic Valentine’s Day gift, because every year his mediocre attempts fall flat. So he lets the kids skip school in order to get their help picking out a gift. The second storyline follows Linda as she sets up speed-dating at the restaurant. She loves Valentine’s Day and is hoping to set up her single friends and help them fall in love. This episode is really fun and very valentine focused. It also has some catchy little songs (not full musical numbers, but just little ditties). Definitely give this a watch to get you in a lighthearted valentine’s mood.

Netflix available? No

Hulu available? Yes

Xfinity available? No

Holiday rating: 10 candy hearts

How I Met Your Mother: Valentine’s Day

“Desperation Day” Season 6, Episode 16

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This episode celebrates two holidays, Valentine’s Day and Desperation Day. According to Barney, Desperation Day is the day before Valentine’s Day, when single women are so sad about being alone that they will sleep with any guy around. Charming. However, in this episode Barney meets Nora, one of Robin’s coworkers who he begins to have feelings for. Meanwhile, Marshall is still in Minnesota mourning his father, so Lily is celebrating the holiday with Marsh-pillow, a body pillow she dresses up in Marshall’s clothes. Ted also has a spat with Zoey. This episode is very focused on the holiday and is a really great episode to watch if you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with some tv and wine.

Netflix available? Yes

Hulu available? No

Xfinity available? No

Holiday rating: 9 candy hearts

Parks and Recreation: Valentine’s Day

“Operation Ann” Season 4, Episode 14

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At their annual Galentine’s Day celebration, Leslie realizes that Ann is in a bit of a romantic rut. She decides to rally the troops to try to find Ann a date for the department’s Valentine’s Day dance. Unfortunately no one seems to be a good match until April takes a chance and sets Ann up with someone unexpected. Meanwhile, Ben follows Leslie’s clues for his Valentines Day scavenger hunt, which is a lot more complicated than he thought it would be. He enlists the help of Ron and Andy so he can finish it on time. This episode is dripping with Valentine’s Day fun, even the weird monk chanting that Chris plays. This episode is a can’t miss episode for a happy hearts day.

Netflix available? Yes

Hulu available? Yes

Xfinity available? No

Holiday rating: 10 candy hearts