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We hope you’ve stocked up on conversation hearts and prepped your mixtapes (okay, playlists), because it’s Love Week here at The A.V. Club, an occasion that encompasses Valentine’s Day and its platonic, Parks And Recreation-inspired offshoot. To celebrate, we’ve got Watch This recommendations for romantic films starring real-life couples, an Inventory on the worst sex scenes, a Q&A about mending a broken heart, and a 5 To Watch dedicated to our favorite female friendships on TV. And we’re kicking it all off with a new regular feature that delves into the history of romantic comedies.

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