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 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. Ted Lasso (Apple)
WE LOVE THIS SHOW! It’s about an American football coach who gets hired to be a soccer coach in England. Why? Because the owner is getting a divorce and wants to run the team her ex loves so much into the ground as revenge. Jason Sudeikis could not be more lovable as Ted, and the rest of the cast is just as delightful. It’s well written, well acted, well produced… it’s just the best. Watch it!
2. Top Chef (Hulu)
Top Chef came back with an all start season just in time for quarantine! If you’ve already watched that, 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 the pandemic hit, 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!
3. 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 ?
4. 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!
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. Great British Baking Show (Netflix)
Okay don’t laugh at us, but we love The Great British Baking Show. There is something about this show that is so calming, especially in times like this. You’re stressed out? Watch a lovely old British man talk about how he loves to make scones! The best part is that all of the contestants are SO NICE to each other. No one is plotting against anyone, they’re all just there because they love to bake. So freaking wholesome.
10. 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!
11. 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.
12. 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!
13. Friday Night Lights (Hulu)
I’ll admit, I’ve actually only ever the first episode of Friday Night Lights… but Adam watched more of it back when it was on TV 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…)
14. Schitt’s Creek (Netflix)
I watched all of Schitt’s Creek on my own because Adam wasn’t interested… but after finishing the whole series, we are now watching it from the beginning so I can try to get him to love it as much as I do! It’s about a very wealthy family who lose everything, except for this small town called Schitt’s Creek that the father bought for his son as a joke. Their only option is to move to a motel in this town and hilarity ensues. By the end, you will love these people so so so much.
15. Taste The Nation (Hulu)
If you’re a fan of Top Chef, you will love this show hosted by Padma Lakshmi. She travels all around the United States, but instead of going to the most expensive restaurants in each place, she goes to immigrant communities to learn more about the different cuisines that we eat as Americans every day. It is truly a gem of a show that highlights the diversity that makes this country so special.
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!