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A new study reveals the most loveless show on TV (are we surprised?)

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has been named the least romantic show on TV, according to a new study by Preply

Taking into account shows from 2022, along with some contemporary classics, the team has studied scripts of varying genres to break down the shows that have the most loving words in them, spanning a duration of 3 hours. The percentage of romantic vocabulary for each show was then worked out. 


Here are the top 3 least romantic shows… 

  • The Handmaid’s Tale – 237 (3.59%) 
  • Peaky Blinders – 264 – (4%) 
  • The Queen’s Gambit – 277 (4.20%) 

With only a small total of 237 ‘loving words’, The Handmaid’s Tale is the least romantic show on TV, followed by the British drama series ‘Peaky Blinders and Netflix series ‘The Queen’s Gambit’. 

Unsurprisingly, the show with the most loving words overall was ‘Bridgerton’, which racked up a very impressive score of 644. From proposals to promenades, this show oozes romances and heartfelt emotion. Throughout the three hours of the show that was broken down, 9.76% of the words communicated had references to love. 

‘Sex Education’ had the second-most loving words out of all the shows picked up, scoring 643 overall. Across the three hours, 9.75% of the words used in the show were related to love and happiness, and the relationships featured in the series may have something to do with this. 


‘And Just Like That’ had the third-most loving words across all of the shows looked at, with 567 over the first three hours and 8.60% of the words scoped out in the script displaying connections to the romantic genre.

The team also broke down the data for the most used ‘love’ words said on TV, the most used offensive words, ‘friendly’ words, and the most common words said on screen overall. 


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