13 Shows On Netflix Perfect For Couples Who Can't Agree On What To Watch
Being coupled up is great. You love exactly the same pizza toppings, cat GIFs, and punk bands. But, somehow, when it comes to television, if you love a show, they despise it, and vice versa. The cure for TV strife? A comprehensive list of Netflix shows to watch with your girlfriend/boyfriend when you have different TV tastes. Netflix o'clock should never mean arguments, and there are plenty of shows that, for whatever reason, cross boundaries of genre and will have you crazy kids spooning for 12 hours straight on a marathon watching session on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Just make sure you stock up on snacks to go with your television marathon. Once you get started on any of the following, it's going to be a chore to tear yourself away from the screen to stock up on Ben n' Jerrys. Same for any pressing tasks that you need to get done: call your mom, take the garbage out, make sweet, sweet love. Now unplug the phone, get your pillow fort constructed, and consider calling in sick for the next few days. Let the harmonious TV watching/cuddling time with your sweetie commence. This is going to be so fun you might consider staycationing this summer.
1. 'Making A Murderer'
The Guardian called it "frighteningly addictive" and that's an understatement. Made over the course of 10 years, this 10 hour long epic documentary is ideal for fans of True Detective and the podcast Serial. I challenge your different taste in TV than that of your special person to withstand this incredible show.
2. 'BoJack Horseman'
It might look like a kids' show, but this animated cult classic touches on very adult themes: addiction, fame, family. It manages to be funny and sad all at once, so if you're into dramas, you're all set, while if your partner prefers comedy, they'll love it, too.
3. 'Master Of None'
The topics it touches on — dating, love, family — all seem the territory of female-led comedies. But the protagonist is played by Parks and Recreation's Aziz Ansari, who's nothing if not versatile. Is this a drama? Is this a comedy? Is this a rom-com that's also a love-song to the joys of single life? Yes, yes, yes.
4. 'Stranger Things'
Could any person on this planet not enjoy the Duffer Brothers' love letter to '80s pop culture? Seems unlikely, because whether you're into the supernatural or just supernaturally into old Spielberg movies, Stranger Things has that box ticked.
5. 'Arrested Development'
Big guns like Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Portia de Rossi, and Michael Cera all collaborate on one of TV's smartest ever comedies. Just try and not laugh at this. Go ahead, try.
6. 'House Of Cards'
Whether you're into Shakespearean tragedies or The West Wing, this one's for both of you. Even if you're not so enthralled by politics, the sharp pacing of this show will keep you on the edge of the sofa long after the closing credits.
Focused on the life of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, this series is so addictive to watch that you're going to skip a few nights of sleep to get through it in the shortest possible time. It's a perfect fit for a couple who spend their time fighting over whether to watch Adventure Time or Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
8. 'Jessica Jones'
This show, though. If you're grossed out by Marvel, don't despair. There's all the ass-kicking superhero type stuff for action fans, coupled with a genuinely nuanced, complex depiction of a survivor for feminists who want to see more complicated women on screen.
9. 'The Crown'
I don't care if your other half thinks that the British royals are living off the taxpayers. Every single person I know who has actually seen this series got sucked in after just one episode. Written by Peter Morgan (the man behind 2006’s Oscar-winning The Queen) and rumored to have cost 100 million pounds to make, this puts the "showstopping" in show.
10. '30 Rock'
This show, though. Its focus on a fictional SNL-esque comedy show, The Girlie Show, and the trials and tribulations of backstage life means it's a shoo-in for anyone who loves getting an insight into the entertainment business.
11. 'Black Mirror'
Charlie Brooker's sci-fi inspired series isn't quite like anything else on TV. Unlike most sci-fi, it's not about realities far removed from our one, but it's rooted in the very possible. Since its episodes focus on real life issues that affect so many people, it's hard not to be fascinated by the show.
12. 'Bob's Burgers'
Happiness in 30 minute segments. Whether you're rooting for Tina (a nerdy teenage girl who writes erotic friend fiction and loves boys' butts), carefree mom Linda, or goofball Gene, you'll be sucked in by the irrepressible good vibes of this cartoon.
13. 'Freaks and Geeks'
This cult classic wasn't just amazing because of the comedy and serious chill on offer, but because of the incredible cast. James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini, and Busy Phillipps (who would go on to star in Dawson's Creek) all before they were famous. Too fun to resist.