The #1 Problem with Netflix’s ‘Virgin River,’ According to Actual Fans

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*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

From the jaw-dropping cliffhangers to the talented cast, we can list a bajillion reasons why we love Netflix’s Virgin River. Still, we weren’t surprised when we stumbled upon this Reddit thread, which draws attention to the show’s repetitiveness.  

While Virgin River is extremely entertaining, fans are growing tired of this monotonous problem: There are way too many pregnancy storylines. As Cheat Sheet points out, the series is filled with countless babies, bump announcements and talks of starting a family.

“Someone either wants a baby, has too many babies, needs to give up a baby, lost a baby, is implanting babies or mourning dead babies every second of this damned show,” one person wrote. Certainly not the most sensitive fan reaction, but the overall point is taken.

The more we think about it, the more we realize that almost every single female has some sort of pregnancy-themed storyline, including everyone from Charmaine (Lauren Hammersley) to Mel (Alexandra Breckenridge). Oh, and how can we forget about the late Lilly (Lynda Boyd), who is survived by baby Chloe?

“I love the show, my main issue is that they went overboard with pregnancies. Especially in this day and age, it’s somehow irrelevant,” another person wrote. Someone added, “Birth control is apparently not a thing in Virgin River world.”

The cast is reportedly filming Virgin River season four in Canada. Since the previous installment concludes with Mel telling Jack (Martin Henderson) that she’s pregnant—and it might not be his child—the new episodes are bound to carry on this pregnancy trend. *Sigh*

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...