Not sure what to watch? Here are 16 TV shows for couples who can’t agree on what to watch during quarantine!
You love your significant other… of course you do! But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have the same taste when you turn the tv on. They might be able to watch Star Wars on repeat, while your comforting TV show is Gossip Girl or Younger. Ummm… not the same 😂 Luckily, Adam and I have discovered a bunch of really awesome TV shows for couples to watch together! Obviously everyone’s tastes are different, but these are the ones we’ve both agreed on!
16 TV Shows For Couples
1. Top Chef (Hulu)
Top Chef is BACK with an all star season just in time for quarantine! But even if you don’t want to wait for a new episode each week, Adam and I discovered that Hulu has every other season of Top Chef, too! We’re a little upset that we watched a bunch of them before all of this happened, because it’s such a fun show to binge. It’s light and fun, everything they make looks delicious, and there are so many Chicago chefs to root for over the years!
2. Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Netflix)
I don’t think we ever would have watched Formula 1 if my friend Kaitlin hadn’t suggested it to us, but we LOVED IT. The two seasons follow Formula 1 drivers, managers, and team owners, and give an inside look at the fast paced competitions. If you’ve been missing sports on tv, this is a great option to fill that void. And if you’re not the biggest sports fan, don’t worry! There’s tons of drama and the drivers are… extremely good looking 😍
3. Killing Eve (Hulu)
Your significant other wants something suspenseful, but you want something with some girl power? Meet Killing Eve! Sandra Oh plays Eve, a spy working to track down Villanelle, a talented and psychopathic assassin played by Jodie Comer. The two of them are ridiculously good in these roles, and the storyline will grip you right away. Big fan!
4. McMillions (HBO)
McMillions is a documentary miniseries about the McDonald’s Monopoly game scam that went down between 1989 and 2001. It’s really interesting to hear about the FBI’s process, how many people were involved, and ultimately, who the informant was that ultimately exposed the scam.
5. Happy Endings (Hulu)
We just started watching Happy Endings from the beginning again, and it’s the perfect show for this crazy time. The plot revolves around 6 best friends in Chicago – need I say more? Even though it’s not actually shot in Chicago, the characters are incredibly lovable and we regularly laugh out loud at the ridiculous things they say. Definitely a feel good show!
6. Succession (HBO)
Succession is about the Roy family, aka the owners of Waystar Royco, an international media conglomerate. As the aging patriarch, Logan, begins to consider what the future holds after he steps down, each one of his children see a reason why they should be the one to take over. Pretty much everyone on this show is a terrible person, but the family dynamics, backstabbing, and other twists make it impossible to look away.
7. Ozark (Netflix)
Oh. Em. Gee. Ozark is SO INTENSE! We started watching Season 1 when it first came out and didn’t get hooked… but we tried again a few weeks ago and we flew through all 3 seasons! I still can’t get over the performances from Laura Linney and Julia Garner, especially in Season 3. INCREDIBLE.
8. The Office (Netflix)
I mean… does this even need an explanation?! Whether you’ve never seen it or you’ve seen it a million times, The Office is like comfort food right now. Put on those PJs and let yourself laugh!
9. Parks & Recreation (Netflix)
Parks & Recreation is our other “comfort food” show that never gets old… and it always surprises me when people tell me they’ve never watched it! If you love The Office, you MUST also watch Parks & Rec. It’s the best.
10. Tiger King (Netflix)
I know everyone is talking about Tiger King, but it’s lower on this list only because Adam and I felt uncomfortable for the majority of the time we had it on 😂 It’s really interesting, and holy moly it’s hard to believe people like that exist – but it’s also tough to watch at times. Especially if you love animals or are triggered by seeing sexual predators. (Did anyone else think Doc was the creepiest of them all?!)
11. Game of Thrones (HBO)
I had never seen Game of Thrones when Adam and I first started dating, so he watched every season with me so we could watch the final two in real time together. It turned something Adam loved into something we both love! And while I’m not sure I want to watch it ALL over again during quarantine, we’ve turned on Season 1 on and it’s so crazy to see how young everyone was! Definitely recommend revisiting it during this time at home. Or watching it for the first time if you never have!
12. Stranger Things (Netflix)
If you’ve never seen Stranger Things, get on it! I usually stay FAR away from anything scary/horror, but even if you’re the same, don’t discount this show! The main characters are lovable kids and there are a lot of sweet and fun moments in between the scary ones.
13. The Crown (Netflix)
Let’s say you love the royals and your significant other loves history. If that’s the case, do NOT miss The Crown! Not only are the historical elements fascinating but the casts are PERFECT. I’m especially excited for Season 3 when we meet Princess Diana!
14. Friday Night Lights (Hulu)
I’ll admit, I’ve actually only ever watched Season 1 of Friday Night Lights… but Adam watched the whole series before we started dating and agrees that it’s a great choice for couples to watch together! It’s got football and romance and drama and everything you both could want! (Maybe this will be our next binge together…)
15. Mad Men (Netflix)
Not going to lie, Mad Men is one of my favorite shows of all time, so if you haven’t seen it yet, DO IT! It takes place in 1960s New York at an advertising firm. Jon Hamm is the oh so troubled (and oh so sexy!) Don Draper, but this show is also when the world fell in love with Elizabeth Moss, January Jones, and so many others. One of the best, truly.
16. John Mulaney Specials (Netflix)
Okay, I know this isn’t technically a tv show, but my friend Danielle suggested watching his specials again the other night, and even though we had seen it before, it still cheered us up. Our favorites are The Comeback Kid and New in Town, but he has a few more too!
Do you have any other favorite tv shows for couples?
We’ve also been thinking about watching Hunters (Amazon) and The English Game (Netflix), but we haven’t started either one yet. And who else is excited or The Plot Against America on HBO?! Looks so interesting!