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Help! What TV Shows Do You Watch as a Couple?

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The other day, Alex and I were at a dinner party, and we got into a rousing debate…

What TV shows do you watch with your partner? It’s the question that comes up most often with my married friends.

If it were up to Alex, he’d watch World War II documentaries on YouTube all night. If I got carte blanche, I’d watch dark comedies with a female lead. Of course, like everyone else, we also have idiosyncrasies: I get scared of super scary stuff (The Handmaid’s Tale gave me nightmares), and Alex doesn’t like things that feel too much like day-to-day life (“I spend my whole day in an office; I don’t want to watch The Office,” he says.)

So, what crowd-pleasing shows are out there? With universal storylines? That pass the Bechdel test?

Over the past ten years together, here’s what we’ve both liked:
Mad Men
Alias Grace
Insecure
High Maintenance
The Crown
Breaking Bad
Better Call Saul
Master of None
Homeland
Atlanta
Fargo
30 Rock
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Peaky Blinders

Or you can go old-school. Says my friend Gemma: “We put Jeopardy on and have a competition. It’s brutal, we’re both very competitive. I’m better than he is, but I’m extremely turned on when he knows stuff. Sometimes he’ll be like, these are not my genres, and I’m like, you can’t blame the genres!”

The only catch is when you have to wait to watch together. “My girlfriend and I watch the Great British Bake Off,” says our editorial assistant Franny. “Since we’re long-distance, I’ll see on my Hulu that she’s already watched something. She’s like, no, I didn’t. But I know.”

What about you? What shows do you watch as a couple? Please share any recommendations!

P.S. John Hamm photobombing people, Mindy Kaling on friendship and real actors reading Yelp reviews.

(Photos of Will & Grace, Mad Men, Fargo, Insecure and the Crown. Bottom cartoon by Zachary Kanin for the New Yorker.)

  1. Janet says...

    NCIS.
    My husband watches Jeopardy, sometimes I do too.

  2. Lisa Michaels says...

    A few that I don’t think I’ve seen mentioned that are fantastic:
    1. Hannah Gadsby: ‘Nanette’ (I peed my pants laughing)
    2. The Haunting of Hill House (super freaky and incredibly intriguing)
    3. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (I loved Sabrina the Teenage Witch – this is a very dark version of it)
    4. The Flash (surprisingly pulls you in – the story between him and his girlfriend and his mom who died – such a kind hearted yet action filled show, and also hilarious)
    5. Sherlock (the one with Benedict Cumberbatch … OMG, my husband and I watched the series twice it was that fantastic. they develop all the characters, every single actor is phenomenal/perfectly cast, and the story lines are to die for)

    Also currently watching the popular Mrs. Maisel. I love Schitts Creek but my husband does not :(.

    Ones we watched in the past that we would get excited about: Dexter, Fringe, Stranger Things, the first American Vandal and Game of Thrones.

  3. Ellie says...

    We love “You’re the Worst” – real and funny!

  4. Sarah Moya says...

    This is so sad that I have so many:
    The Killing
    Broadchurch
    Game of Thrones
    Peaky Blinders
    Rectify
    The Fall
    Catastrophe
    The Americans
    Love
    The Wire
    Red Oaks
    Vikings
    And we are currently watching – Friends From College, Sex Ed, End of the F***ing World.

  5. Bets says...

    We just had our second baby and have mindlessly been watching House Hunters while trying to get her to sleep but really wanted a new to us show to get into. I’ve enjoyed reading through all of comments, apparently we need to watch Schitt’s Creek! The only one that I can recommend that I haven’t seen listed is Detroiters. It has sadly been cancelled but the pilot episode was probably the funniest I’ve ever seen. I actually cried I laughed so hard (maybe its the sleep deprivation?!) Any Veep or Parks lovers would love this show!

  6. Martha Patterson says...

    For years we would watch The Amazing Race as a family ( kids loved it!) but the season where it became part Bachelor/Dating Game we lost interest.
    Big Bang theory is still a fave!

  7. Chelsea says...

    We both like Curb, Seinfeld, Office, Parks & Rec, Freaks & Geeks, Master of None, Its Always Sunny. We watched True Detective and Game of Thrones together, but not too close to bedtime because 😬
    He can’t stand Call the Midwife or Handmaids Take but will tolerate Sex and the City. I hate South Park, The Simpsons, and can only sometimes tolerate Family Guy. But to be real, these days we dialed with our toddler so most of our family tv time is devoted to Tumbleleaf😂

    • Marisa says...

      Tumbleleaf! Hahah!! I actually love watching the one over my kid’s shoulder. Our two other favorite shows with our toddler are Story Bots and Puffin Rock (both on Netflix).

  8. Carrington says...

    Luther!

    • A Quirk says...

      YES YES YES

    • Rachel says...

      I still have nightmares about the dude under the bed. Such an amazing show and IDRIS (drool).

  9. kara says...

    oh.. forgot one more that we just whipped through was I’m Sorry. It’s a “real life” show, but my husband liked it. Husband said the female lead character is the female version of Larry David/Curb your Enthusiasm.. except she’s a mom.

  10. Kara says...

    My husband sounds a lot like yours :O . I agree with alot of shows mentioned above, especially that I alone have watched. Our latest show together was Killing Eve- so good! Also Ozark and Catastrophe. The only cooking show he likes that we watch together is A Chef’s Life (vivian howard).. it’s PBS – not sure how available it is for streaming, but after watching a few more current episodes we bought a season 1 and 2.

  11. Hannah says...

    Master of None has been an all time favorite. Makes me think you might like Silicon Valley as much as we do. The writers are geniuses! I’m watching with my husband a second time and we like it even better because we can focus on the brilliant humor (and take pressure off of plot).

    I just asked friends on my insta stories this exact question last week and I would say the two shows that were recommended far more than the others: Schitt’s Creek and Marvelous Mrs Maisel. I’m going to give them a go.

  12. Shaunna says...

    Detectorists (BBC show on Netflix and Hulu)! And Love (on Netflix)! And if you love Bojack, you might want to try Rick and Morty.

  13. Naomi Gerard says...

    The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, The Americans, Frasier, Parks and Recreation, Doc Martin, The Great British Bake Off.

  14. Theresa says...

    Schitts Creek

    • Angela says...

      Same, we just started watching from Season 1 and are hooked! Hilarious show!

    • Maywyn says...

      Ditto here. Makes me laugh without fail.

  15. Christine says...

    Jeopardy (daily, for the whole almost 10 years we’ve been married. Even went to a live recording! Total nerds together)
    Breaking Bad
    Stranger Things
    This is Us
    Kim’s Convenience
    Walking Dead
    Modern Family
    No Reservations/Parts Unknown
    United Shades with Kamau Bell
    Planet Earth/Blue Planet (now with our kids)
    Parenthood
    Married (old FX show, only a few seasons)
    Amazing Race (maybe one day we’ll apply, but I think we’re too boring)
    Masterchef

  16. HH says...

    My sweet (twin!) sister and her husband invite me to join them for TV nights. I tend to like the same things they like to watch together and since I’m single, I can’t really weigh in on the what-do-you-watch-with-your-partner part of this question. But shows that my brother-in-law, sister, and I like to watch together =

    Doc Martin (BBC – hilarious)
    Schitt’s Creek (Ditto to the previous post! Give it a handful of episodes…)
    British Baking… anything
    The Durrells in Corfu (charming and hilarious and beautiful scenery)

  17. Laura says...

    Sex education is good – we’re watching it right now

  18. Kat says...

    Not sure if anyone’s mentioned it yet, but you need to watch Schitt’s Creek.

    The first episode had me doubting I’d like it, but it has turned out to be so sweet and kindhearted. It’s also surprisingly deft at being inclusive without throwing it in your face.

    It’s hard to explain the series, but just give yourselves 3 episodes to get into it before you decide if you want to keep going. They’re only 20 minutes long anyway.

  19. Katie says...

    Cheers
    No Reservations
    Broadchurch (OMG, so so good)
    Jack Ryan (c’mon – smart action AND John Krasinski’s shoulders?)
    Archer (really great late at night, exhausted)
    The Wire
    Late Night w/Seth (my celeb crush, more & more)
    Law & Order (the older the better; the more Lenny, the better)
    Veep
    Veronica Mars (if you’ve never binged this, I can’t recommend it enough)

    • Sarah says...

      Broadchurch – YES!

  20. Nicole says...

    Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Call the Midwife are two great shows that focus heavily on female characters without feeling like they’re writing an archetypal “strong” female lead just to “appease the feminists.” I’m thinking Alex might like Call the Midwife, too, because it takes place in England post WWII!
    Also, Stranger Things and The Good Place! :-)

  21. Megan Pattie says...

    Hell on Wheels

  22. Kirstie says...

    The Good Place and Stranger Things are the only shows we’ve found in the last few years that we both enjoyed watching together for the whole season. But we recently started catching up on the Orville on Hulu and were pleasantly surprised. Sort of Star trekkie, but funny and sometimes silly and with heart too. Neither of us are big Star Trek fans, so the fact that it sucked us in was surprising. Now it’s getting a little more emotionally messy instead of just constantly having new space-disasters, so he’s losing interest, but thumbs up to the whole first season.

  23. Taylor says...

    The Americans. Both the hubs and I really liked it. Great character development. History for Alex, strong female lead for you :)

    Our joint TV shows also included:
    Master of None
    Downton Abby
    Homeland
    Breaking Bad

  24. Nancy says...

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I started watching Game of Thrones. I just could NOT take one more day of politics in our country, I couldn’t take anything scary or super emotional (nursing mom right here…the hormones!), and even though I hate fantasy and my husband has been begging me to watch for years, I gave in and started watching. You have to watch!!! So addicting! And some female power to boot!

  25. Kiersten says...

    My husband and I are obsessed with the show Hot Ones. It’s a weekly YouTube series where celebrities are interviewed while eating increasingly hot chicken wings. It’s a treat to see who can make it all the way to the end while keeping their cool.

  26. Allyson Smith says...

    We just binged four seasons of Schitt’s Creek on Netflix, and I can’t recommend it enough! Give it a few episodes before you decide. We LOL every episode, and the characters really grow on you as they evolve. It’s great!

  27. Gillian Nash says...

    Hands down the best has been LOVE on Netflix – so many parallels to our own relationship. Also, LOST is such a good one to watch, it was my second viewing and his sixth!! It sparked so many conversations continuing to this day, months later.

  28. Alex says...

    We’ve watched a range of stuff together – from funny to quite dark, gory stuff. I have “my programmes” as well that he definitely won’t watch with me – a la Grey’s Anatomy, This Is Us etc.

    Things we’ve both liked last few years:
    Narcos
    Parks & Rec
    30 Rock
    Stand Up comedy specials – recent fave James Acaster… can’t wait to see him in November!
    Stranger Things
    Killing Eve
    We’ve just started ‘The Punisher’ on Netflix which seems good so far too!

  29. Laura says...

    My husband and I can only agree on a couple types of shows: home, food, and true crime. Our favorites are MasterChef and MasterChef Jr., but I recently got him into The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Despite his reluctance to start it (and the fast dialogue, which he says “gives him anxiety”), I hear him chuckling every few minutes. Not surprising, because that show is the BEST. 10/10 recommend if you haven’t watched yet.

    • BP says...

      The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel gives my husband anxiety, too! He gets so stressed out by the dialogue pace and waiting for something bad to happen – he always thinks something tragic is about to happen – that I get all uneasy about his stress. So I’ve had to start watching that, which I love, one alone!

  30. Lauren says...

    My husband and I have recently watched and enjoyed:
    Catastrophe – uncomfortably hilarious and possibly falling into the “too close to everyday life” category. But the writing in the first season is particularly great (plus there are several appearances by Carrie Fisher AND her actual dog).
    Schitt’s Creek – I wish I had words to describe why we enjoy this show so much. Joy-inducing.
    Marvelous Mrs. Mazel – I adore this show. The writing is so sharp and I just love every character. My husband loved it too.

  31. Breanne Tesar says...

    The Americans

  32. Gemma says...

    Ozark – Jason Bateman and Laura Linney are so good!
    The Bodyguard – ‘Rob Stark’ playing a badass policeman, yes!

  33. Melissa says...

    My wife and I go through The West Wing every couple of years. We love it. And what an interesting time, with our current political climate, to revisit the Bartlet administration.

  34. Husband and I just finished Bodyguard. SO GOOD. We both loved it.

  35. Christine says...

    The Americans! My husband and I both loved it.

    • kathi says...

      I agree! Finally saw this series and although it’s a tad gory once an episode, it kept me glued.

  36. None! We’ve never been happier. We sailed out the Golden Gate from San Francisco Bay on September 14, working our way slowly down the Pacific Coast of California and Mexico; we’re now in the Gulfo de California / Sea of Cortez. Recently, we realized we hadn’t watched Netflix since San Diego in October! We’ve had wifi, too; we just plain forgot about it. It just fell away. We watch the sun set, cook from scratch, do our dishes by hand, make delicious cocktails. We play dominoes and cribbage. We make things for and fix things on the boat. We practice our Spanish and study the weather and the places we can sail. We meditate and do yoga and massage each other. We read and chat online with our friends in the States. We cancelled our Neflix membership. It feels creepy now to look back and think about how much time we spent in our 21 years together sitting the couch watching the screen. I kind of want to sing from the rooftops: OH MY GOSH PLEASE WALK AWAY FROM THE SCREEN! LIFE IS SO GOOD!

    • Claire says...

      sounds like an amazing life!

    • liz says...

      ehh that’s fine except if you’re still working really hard and busting your butt most of the day and only have an hour-hour and a half at the end of the day free to unwind and just a mere a “milligram” of energy left and don’t live with anyone. Nothing wrong with cuddling up on the couch and watching something funny. Most of it is just storytelling after all. I spend all day reading for work and listen to music/podcasts on the commute, so my favorite tv show it is.

    • Amy says...

      I love this! How wonderful and dreamy!

      We watch occasional movies, sports, and the news…but other than that, we just aren’t interested in tv. We prefer to sit together near the fireplace and talk or read in bed. We have three small children so the quiet is nice once they’ve all gone to bed. I’d love to include watching sunsets though at some point…..

    • For those thinking that I say this because I am on perpetual holiday, living on a cruising sailboat varies between glorious and easeful and the most grueling thing I have ever done. We maintain all of the systems which support our survival at sea manually, down to making our own electricity. It’s NUTS! I’m also still working several days a week. My experience is not that I am choosing to look away because I’m too chill for Netflix now that I’m not going to work in the same way. I am saying that the radical reorientation of my priorities and experience brought about by this new, differently demanding life has led me to realize that zoning out in front of the screen was not a true relaxation or refreshment; it was a dissociative habit. If I had it to do again, I’d take a long bath and play some dominoes or just lie in bed and watch the pattern of the leaf-shadows on the walls and talking rather than watching the screen in the brief time I had with my husband between work and sleep in the decades we dealt with city life, opposing work schedules, and long commutes.

      Of course I know that most people watch screens at night. Of course I realize that what I am saying is going to chafe for some folks. But I am shocked to find how deeply I regret the loss of a couple decades of evening with my beloved to staring at the television, and I wanted to share that perspective. So much of what I think many of us love about Cup of Jo is a focus on a balanced, heartfelt life, and this felt in harmony with that.

    • Jo says...

      I love your perspective, Kristie. Thank you. What I worried about as I finished your first paragraph comment, was the envy/ and or criticism that would arise in me – and then, just as I decided not to got to either place, I saw your second paragraph below. I guess what I love the most, is that you’ve made a choice to do-adventure/take-a-leap/be different… in a way that you and your partner agreed upon (at least I assume he agreed!!) and I applaud you! I hope this sits in me and gives me at least a few thoughts on what I can do to step to my (our) own beat, keep dreaming and go-for-it in a life that is speeding down the tracks! To each of us that would look very different, but thank you for sharing your world, reminding us we really can set said on any adventure if we have the mind to.

    • liz says...

      never meant to apply that your life was easy but you have to realize, the list of activities you keep posting require significant time, resources/$, company, and mental space (which I’m happy to see you have more of now) — just meant that not everyone always has a partner around and a ton of time and/or energy during the week to unwind with super interesting activities and there’s no shame in enjoying some tv at night. i’d like to think i’m one of those people who really benefit for just taking an hour or so during the week to just sit on the couch and laugh. life is still “good.” Don’t think if I chose to play dominoes alone instead my life would be any better.

    • Erica says...

      🙄

    • Beautiful! You are truly blessed… my husband and I are making plans to do what you’ve done! I’m ready to cancel the Netflix account!💖

    • Oh, Kelly, congratulations! It is the most demanding and rewarding thing in the strangest combination. If I can be of any service to you, please reach out; I’d love to help as kind others have helped me! We’ve gone from San Francisco down the Pacific Coast and around the tip of Baja to La Paz; we’re currently in Mazatlan. But there is much about the land-to-cruising life transition that is the same no matter were you are. Pretty sure you can find me by googling my first and middle names here :)

  37. Megan says...

    WKRP in Cincinnati or M*A*S*H. Anything syndicated post 1983, we go our separate ways!

  38. Lucy says...

    The Good Place! And on Netflix, David Chang’s Ugly Delicious is so wonderful; much more than a food show.

    • Jordan says...

      Ditto The Good Place!!!

  39. Danielle says...

    I love these posts, it’s so fun to read what other people are loving!

    So many good shows on this list (and in the comments).. Two others that my husband and I absolutely adore: The Killing and Billions! SO good!

    • Sarah Moya says...

      The Killing – The BEST.

  40. liz says...

    Shameless! Favorite show right now. Only discovered when it was added to netflix, binged all 8 seasons :D

  41. Taylor says...

    Ozark is the first show my boyfriend and I watched together. So funny how it’s now become somewhat sentimental for me. Our most recent shows were Schitt’s Creek and Catastrophe- both hilarious.

  42. Sam says...

    On Gemma saying that she’s turned on when her husband knows the Jeopardy answers…
    I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE. My husband and I recently started doing the New York Times Crossword together and every time he causally throws out an answer to a difficult clue, I find myself feeling very attracted to him. He thinks it’s hilarious, but some of our best sex lately has been after or in the middle of a crossword. I should write a thank you note to Will Shortz.

  43. Trish O says...

    Better Call Saul.

  44. Michele says...

    My husband and I are currently watching Vikings and we love it! So well done and great characters. We had to get through the first episode before we were sold on it.
    It is sometimes SO hard to find a show that we both like, but some shows we’ve both enjoyed are Game of Thrones, Dexter, Chuck, Continuum, 30 Rock, Weeds, Altered Carbon, and Schitts Creek. What we’d love to see are more comedy options out there! Sometimes ya just want to end the day with something light-hearted, right?!

  45. Jenn says...

    The Durrells in Corfu on Amazon makes us laugh so hard.
    Kim’s Convenience is a great Canadian show we found on Netflix.
    Endeavor has wonderful characters.
    Alice in Paris, Mind of a Chef and Great British Baking Show are our favorite food shows and my sneaky husband got me to love Band of Brothers.

  46. Kelly says...

    My husband and I both liked House, Ray Donavan, Breaking Bad, and Ozark. We can’t watch them at the same time because one of us has to watch our kids, but we will steal away some time alone. Jason Bateman and Laura Linney are so good in Ozark!

  47. Rosa says...

    My husband and I watch together in 2018:
    Billions
    Marvelous Ms. Maisel
    Designated survivor

  48. Kerri says...

    After the kids go to bed I don’t want to feel anything except funny things. No dramas that will make me cry, no murdery shows that will encourage me to scream out in terror when I inevitably wake up in the middle of the night to a child standing beside the bed. Brooklyn 99 and Schitt’s Creek are my happy place.

    • KB says...

      Have you watched The Good Place? Same show runner as B99 and is just lovely.

  49. Bec says...

    I’m surprised Handmaid’s Tale scared you but you’re fine with the violence in Fargo and Breaking Bad!

  50. Anna says...

    We tend to watch either comedies or period dramas together. Current favorites are Schitt’s Creek ( hilarious!) and The Last Kingdom – sort of like Game of Thrones but less violent and no dragons.

  51. Stephanie says...

    Catastrophe
    Kim’s Convenience (Netflix)
    Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

    All three so very funny! Laughs guaranteed!

  52. Sara W. says...

    My husband and I have (mostly) vastly different tastes in TV and movies, so when we find shows that we both like/are in the mood for, they are few and far in between, and we usually end up cycling through the same shows over and over again, especially before bed. Our all-time faves to “recycle” :

    Friends
    The Office
    Parks and Rec
    West Wing
    Seinfeld

    Other favorites/honorable mentions: Grace and Frankie, Catastrophe, Schitt’s Creek, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Game of Thrones, and Better Call Saul.

  53. Ashley S says...

    The Americans! I think you’d both love it.

  54. Sarah says...

    Dexter

  55. Susan M. says...

    Obviously you now have to watch Schitts Creek. It is non-stop hilarious and perfectly crafted. It streams on pop tv partially for free. I’m rationing so I don’t run out of all the missed episodes since I discovered it. What about Catastrophe? Insecure – yes! Victoria on Masterpiece is great (as was Poldark). Veep always great. In the past, we’ve done Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Community and Parks and Rec.

    • megs823 says...

      ahh I love Schitt’s Creek! We just wrapped up season 4 on Netflix. I thought we were on Season 3 and I was devastated when I realized we had reached the end of the Netflix offerings.

      Have you seen Happy Endings? It’s also hilarious!

  56. Lauren says...

    My boyfriend and I watch Chef’s Table, a beautifully filmed documentary series about world famous chefs ONLY when we’re together. We are in a long distance relationship so we live for “date nights” by FaceTiming each other and counting one…two…three…PLAY on the show to watch together.

    • Nancy says...

      So good! Love the Nancy Silverton episode. She is such a BOSS!

  57. Kate says...

    My husband and I are making our way through iZombie, which is the best combination of funny, romantic, gross, and surprising. Before iZombie, we watched Chuck (amazing), New Girl (just plain funny and awkward), and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (the BEST). Occasionally we’ll get on a cooking show kick, like the Great British Bake Off and the Final Table. We like funny, light hearted shows that help us unwind. We’ve a lot of things that we can’t agree on, but TV is not one of them!

  58. My boyfriend and I got hooked on Black Mirror but we’d always watch it right before bed, which is nightmare inducing, so we’d have to watch an episode of the Office after as a palette cleanser :)

    Other thrillers we loved:
    Broadchurch
    The Sinner
    Wallander (the Swedish version)

    We randomly clicked on Instant Hotel recently and ended up bingeing it. (Australian Reality show where couples take turns staying in each other’s airbnbs and rating the experience)

    We also really enjoy watching Korean dramas -Netflix has a surprisingly good selection. Three of our favorites were Strong Girl Bong Soon, Oh My Ghost, and Hello My Twenties. All look girly on first inspection but my boyfriend liked them as much as me. (I’m working on learning the language right now since his family is Korean so this is a fun way to study!)

    And then finally, guilty pleasure, I love Riverdale – probably because of the Archie comics obsession from my childhood. My boyfriend acts like he’s not interested but gets sucked in.

  59. We watch Peaky Blinders, The Office, Community, The Good Place, The Crown, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Game of Thrones together.

  60. Gretchen says...

    My partner & I watched every single episode of Bones in order. 12 Seasons! We would always laugh about how the show really wasn’t that well done(so many plot lines were randomly dropped! Characters said some cringe-worthy things) but we loved the characters just the same. Also, it was the perfect balance of being interesting but not too scary.
    The great part was that watching a 12-season show meant it took a long time to get through–we didn’t have to think about what we would watch.

    Now we watch:
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    The Good Place
    Bull

    Also when it is super early in the morning but we are up for some odd reason I put on Escape to the Country on Netflix. Talk about slow t.v. (but I still get a kick out of the house-hunting in England).

  61. Dakota says...

    Netflix: You, Murder Mountain, The American Meme
    Hulu: This Is Us, Mr. Robot, Silicon Valley
    Amazon Prime: Man In The High Castle

  62. Dakota says...

    You and Alex would love “You” on Netflix. Kind of Dexter like, but also gives the guy and girl views so it’s fun to watch as a couple. They show is right on too! :)

  63. Kirsten says...

    The Detectorists (on PBS… British comedy about friends who going metal detecting together)
    Crashing (on HBO)

  64. This is such a dilemma! We watch Jeopardy too. We’ve also done Jack Ryan, Man in the High Castle, and That 70s Show.

  65. Lana says...

    We watch so many together but the one that makes us laugh the most is Blackish. Right now we are watching VEEP but got sidetracked somehow and started watching classic movies on Netflix. He picks one, I pick one…
    My pick: THE GRADUATE
    His pick: COOL HAND LUKE

  66. Es says...

    We watch NHL games together. Or so my husband thinks. Usually, he’s too busy making his guttural sounds and jumping up to notice that instead of growling along, I am sitting calmly next to him, enjoying my cup of tea and happily knitting away.

  67. We love to watch 8 out of 10 cats does Countdown. It is a British show that combines comedy, word jumble, and maths. It’s the best for when you want to laugh but also be challenged.

  68. Loesie says...

    Hubby and I have very different TV styles. Hubby likes to watch the (in my opinion) worst and scariest shows! I really cannot stand the sound of people screaming/yelling/crying, or the sight of people being tortured or something of the like. There’s a lot of that in the shows he watches, some of them are sci-fi, some are just Netflix shows which I think are awful.
    That being said, we do have the same taste in comedies and both love Modern Family, Big Bang and Friends.
    I really liked The Crown and I really love all these home related shows like Escape to the Country or Marie Kondo or really anything home and house related. Hubby is a realtor and says that he sees enough of other people’s houses at work so he doesn’t like watching them in his spare time as well..
    They just recently started New Amsterdam here in the Netherlands and we both really like that! I like to look at the guy, Hubby likes what the guy says :-)

  69. kristyn says...

    Catastrophe!!!!!!
    Truly hilarious and there are 3 seasons, a fourth coming soon

  70. Victoria says...

    this is us!!! on hulu

  71. Gina Dwyer says...

    Oh, I forgot – just started watching Escape from Dannemora, and it is SO GOOD! Based on what you’ve listed, I think you and Alex would like it :)

  72. Jenn S. says...

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    The Bodyguard (could be too anxiety inducing for some, just because of the general theme, but that last episode is SO WORTH IT!!)
    Newsroom (I like how fast-paced Aaron Sorkin’s dialogue is)
    Planet Earth/Blue Planet ( I get
    so invested in the mini sagas of the animals!)

    • Rosa says...

      Newsroom is the best! My husband and I loved it

  73. Kersten says...

    Love this thread! I am hoping to get some comedy inspiration-it seems like most of our shared shows have been so serious! Some favorites that my husband and I have enjoyed together- G.L.O.W. (Endearing characters, not too serious and 30 min per episode); Mindhunter, Homeland, Homecoming, Castle Rock, True Detective, High Maintenance, Big Little Lies, The Honorable Woman, The Night Manager, Jessica Jones (the 1st season was so creepy good!) We are currently watching a Starz show called Counterpart. It’s set in Berlin and involves a portal that opened up following World War II to another dimension. Everyone has a person on the other side that is their counterpart and is similar but has different motives and life experiences following the “event”. It’s sort of confusing to explain but it’s so good!

    • megs283 says...

      Comedies…. Schitt’s Creek – SO FUNNY. Also, 30 Rock (kinda obvious rec) and Happy Endings!

  74. Kara says...

    My husband and I have LOVED watching:
    The Good Place
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine
    Broad City
    Killing Eve
    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Stranger Things
    And when all else fails… endless episodes of House Hunters

    • Kate says...

      I LOVE your list and think we could be friends ;)

  75. Susan Akeley says...

    Currently watching Sex Education and The Derry Girls, both new to Netflix.
    Many years ago we loved The Riches with Minnie Driver and Eddie Izzard, Irish travelers/tinkers posing as wealthy Americans

  76. Jessica says...

    Enjoy some Canadian content- Schitt’s Creek is awesome, and I always recommend Slings and Arrows, a sweet comedy about staging Shakespeare. The first season has baby Rachel McAdams! It used to be so hard to find, but nowadays you can stream it for free on Encore+, a YouTube channel. I’ve never met anyone who hasn’t ended up in love with this show. I also love Ashes to Ashes, a British cop shoe set in the 80’s, so the outfits alone are outstanding. It’s a sequel if sorts to Life on Mars, but in my opinion much better. Happy binge-watching!

    • chouette22 says...

      Yes, I love both of these shows as well!

  77. Jenny T says...

    Friends from College on Netflix is one we both liked. All my coworkers watch it too, and the second season is even better than the first. We also both liked Jack Ryan; it’s similar to Bodyguard but faster-paced, and fun to see John Krasinski in a role that’s so different from Jim!

  78. Avalon says...

    Unreal- possibly my favorite show ever and hardly anyone knows about it.

    Siren- a freeform show about mermaids (my husband and I have out-there taste, what can I say?)

    Killing Eve

    Smallville

    The Rookie

    You

    Bosch

    Letterkenny

  79. Alina says...

    Can’t believe Alex watched all those with you! For us it’s most HBO shows (Game of Thrones, True Detective- but he wasn’t interested in The Deuce which I binged!). Comedy, specifically Conan YouTube clips and Comedians in Cars. It’s tough these days! Too many options!

  80. Elizabeth says...

    We don’t cable. I have a Netflix account but I don’t have time to watch it. So our TV offerings are from the Dark Ages. We watch Blue Bloods together and reruns of Hill Street Blues.

  81. awads says...

    Poldark! We are so into it that we are including a visit to Cornwall (the show’s setting) in our summer vacation to England.

    • Lauren says...

      Yes! Us too! (The watching, not the traveling. So jealous!)
      I had to beg my husband to watch the first two episodes, but after episode three, he was totally hooked.

    • Mae says...

      Yesss! I pressed play one night telling my partner that I thought it was “a new detective drama/comedy thing that I think is getting good reviews?” and I was so off but we both fell hard for it! We each have our crushes – he’s all about Ross (the character) and George (the actor) while I love Demelza and Dwight. I get so invested.

    • We love Poldark! We rarely find shows we enjoy together, so it’s been a treat. Hope y’all have a fantastic vacation!

    • Chandra says...

      I also love Poldark and devoured it and considered a trip to Cornwall with my mom next year. :)

  82. Liz C says...

    We watch “Big Bang Theory!”

  83. b says...

    my husband can’t sit still, and therefore can only watch shows that reflect him doing something. working on a car, doing a house reno, and for me, there’s only so much of that i can take. what we can agree on is a do it yourself sort of approach, but one that i can still find interesting. therefore, we are currently watching the curse of oak island (basically treasure hunting) and gold rush (also treasure hunting.) otherwise he’s out back working in his garage b/c he can’t be idle, and i’m gloriously watching whatever i want on netflix, with the occasional shoe shopping on qvc! the only series shows we’ve ever watched are 24. homeland, and designated survivor.

  84. Hani says...

    We have a one-episode window of time between kids bedtime and mine; when it’s time for me to turn in, I welcome my husband to watch more if he wants to. He always declines and says he’s ‘saving it for marriage.’
    Makes me laugh AND makes my heart go ‘whuuOuup’.

    [currently on Ozark so this gesture is EXTRA romantic ☺️💘]

    • Mae says...

      Oh my goodness, that is so sweet! I’m a chronic “watch-ahead cheater,” looking to change my ways. I might have to borrow your husband’s line once I’ve reformed.

  85. We love Friends – we’ve watched the whole series together. Also Modern Family, which makes my husband laugh so hard. And a few years ago we were really into Castle. Fun + mysteries + great ensemble cast.

  86. Elizabeth says...

    Ray Donovan is really entertaining. My husband and I both love it and there are already six seasons so you can binge as you please. Billions is awesome too. Neither is terribly realistic. Lots of drama, a little comedy, but nothing too stressful.

  87. Sara says...

    My husband and I are currently really into Travelers on Netflix. Our all time favorite is Fringe. Bonus – its long over, you can binge the whole thing!

  88. Sarah says...

    Such a great topic!! My husband is kind of the worst to watch TV with — he gets bored very easily. The shows he has liked are Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, West Wing, the Good Wife, Seinfeld, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. And I don’t like everything on that list! Also, many of these shows have been off the air for so long! So, we watch (or I watch?) a lot of separate TV or we start things and then when he gets bored I just keep watching.

    • Noelle says...

      Are you married to my husband?? Haha!

  89. Mary says...

    I would also love to see a post on shows that are good for intergenerational audiences – my mom is visiting right now (I’m 28, she’s 60) and we’re not sure what to watch together so we just land on HGTV generally. We did both love Alias Grace but I’m not sure she’d enjoy all the shows I like and vice versa.

    • My mom and I liked watching Anne with an E together :)

    • Mimi says...

      Victoria!

    • gk says...

      i’ve been watching tidying up (with marie kondo) on netflix with my mom :) it’s more calming than hgtv – no artificial deadlines or budgets. just normal people tidying normal houses.

      other ones we’ve both liked include downton abbey and miss fishers murder mysteries.

    • Katy says...

      Grace and Frankie!!

    • Rachael says...

      My mom and I really enjoyed watching the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel together. We watched season 1 together over the summer and when I was recovering from surgery and she took care of me I made her binge it with me. While she wasn’t sure she would ever watch that much television in a day again, I know when the next season comes out we will watch it.

    • Anneka says...

      Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! Both my parents, MIL AND 92-year-old grandma love it.

    • Lizzie says...

      Marvelous Mrs. Maisel! I watched it when my parents were visiting and they loved it. So funny.

  90. Mimi says...

    True Detective, the Wire, Sopranos, Silicon Valley, John Oliver. My husband I have vastly different lives (classical musician vs. tech ad guy) and we look forward to all of these together!

  91. ashley says...

    THE AMERICANS all the way

    • Maggie says...

      I second this The Americans! So good.

    • Vanessa says...

      OBSSESSED with The Americans!! Binged the first four seasons and now taking my sweet time with the remaining two. Just dragging out the pleasure! I mean…. 80’s Russian spy drama set in America with Felicity as the star?! Soooooo. Goooooood.

      Kids in bed. Sheetmask and next episode please.

    • Danielle says...

      Yes! We’ve recently plowed through the first couple of seasons. Now as the evening winds down my husband always asks “Well, you wanna see what Felicity is up to this time?” As a former Felicity watcher I find this very endearing.

    • Gillian Nash says...

      yaaaaas such good couples viewing! We had so much to talk about after every episode

  92. Amy says...

    We used to enjoy more shows together, but since having kids I find my tolerance for intense/scary stuff has decreased significantly which is limiting. Sometimes I can handle it; often I need to stick to the light stuff especially before bed so we’ll watch Young Sheldon or Splitting Up Together – nothing amazing, but still nice to watch something together sometimes.

    My husband is currently watching a show that sounds amazing though – The Man In The High Castle (Amazon Prime). I’d love to watch it but I know I can’t right now; I’m considering reading the book it’s loosely based on instead. It’s set in 1962 – except the Axis powers won WWII and divided the US into the Greater Nazi Reich and the Japanese Pacific States. They use a slow cover of “Edeweiss” as the theme song and he’s haunted by it; he had no idea it was written for the Sound of Music movie and thought it was actually a German song haha.

    • Preeti P says...

      OMG!! This is me & my husband! Since having kids I can’t watching anything that’s sad/violent. And if something makes a kid sad, that’s it. Never watching it again. That means we end up watching a lot of Youtube travel channels focused on food.

  93. Beth says...

    Money Heist on Netflix! It is a show produced for Netflix in Spain- so good. I definitely recommend watching with subtitles vs. overdub.

    • Raquel says...

      BEST SHOW EVER. I watched with Spanish subtitles and now I am re-watching it with my husband with English subtitles lol. Always watch with subtitles. You loose so much when it’s dubbed!

  94. Twyla says...

    No Reservations and Parts Unknown are always a good fall-back option for us both when we can’t decide what to watch together. We always forget which ones we’ve seen and end up watching them all multiple times over, then start thinking about where we’d like to go on our next big trip.
    Lost in Space was great – but there’s only one Season so far.
    We both LOVED Salt, Fat, Acid Heat, as well as The Final Table.

  95. Krissy says...

    So many great shows, so little time! My guy and I loved The Americans. Also, Catastrophe and Schitt’s Creek. I’ve heard lots of good things about Sex Education, too, so that’s next on our list.

  96. Lindsay says...

    I love these posts but not just for the recommendations! As someone newly in a relationship it makes think – oh right! This is normal! It’s okay that it’s hard to find shows we both want to watch!

  97. Zm says...

    Mad Men (irreplacable)
    Catastrophe
    Friends from College
    The Kominsky Method
    Mozart in the Jungle

  98. We love This Is Us and The Good Place. Amazing TV shows!

  99. Chelsea says...

    My husband and I recently watched the British comedy Borderline on Netflix. It was hilarious! If you enjoy British humor you will like it. It’s a mockumentary workplace show like the Office but follows border officers at an airport, so maybe Alex will like it since it’s not a regular office. :)

    • Sasha L says...

      We love that show too, so silly funny irreverent.

  100. Stephanie says...

    Dark comedy with a badass female lead? Check out Killing Eve – it’s a must watch!

  101. Erin Freeman says...

    Homecoming
    Mrs. Maisel
    Nailed It
    The Bodyguard

  102. Michaela says...

    Ozark ozark ozark! I heard it from your commenters last year and my bf and I loved it! More enjoyable than breaking bad which got too dark for me at the end. I think you’d like it!

    Also loved Mindhunter and the Crown.

    • Nicole says...

      Yes to Ozarks!! I appreciate this conversation that it’s not just me who struggles to find something to watch w my partner at times. He doesn’t love sitcoms, nothing with kids/school premise (he’s a teacher and also wants to avoid his job- related thinking when he’s home, like Alex).
      Others we love: Sneaky Pete, Shark Tank, The Americans, Homeland, GBBO, The Office

  103. Jenna Senter says...

    We still watch Grey’s! Haha when we first got married only I watched it, but I got sick one February and decided to start it over on Netflix.. He’d come hang out with me in bed and he got hooked! Haha he watched it anytime he was home and eventually got caught up! We’ve watched the last 5 seasons together.. It’s the one show we’re religiously committed to.

  104. Erin says...

    It’s interesting you chose Will and Grace as the image — and yet it’s not one of the shows you watch together, and not many others – who are commenting here – watch it either. I haven’t watched the reboot myself.
    We love Shark Tank.

  105. N Roger says...

    Lovesick on Netflix

    • Lindsay says...

      I’m liking this a lot! Also ms. Maisel is the best ever, for men too! So funny . Also “search party” and “you” are both great

  106. Sarah Chait says...

    THE WIRE. You can watch on HBO via amazon prime for free. I know it’s old (2003), but I’m just watching it now and am in the middle of the third season and can’t stop thinking about it!

    • RBC says...

      Ooh I wonder if this works on Amazon prime Canada. I’ve been wanting to watch the wire for ages but have never found anywhere to stream it. I’m going to check it out!

  107. Claire says...

    The Americans!!! x100!! Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys (swoon) are amazing in it, and it’s got both the undercover KGB intrigue, and complicated marriage and family dynamics. The series just ended but I almost want to start it over!

    • Liz says...

      I second, third, fourth and fifth this! The Americans is so wonderful: acting, writing, soundtrack. The intrigue in their careers and marriage is the best. We also watch Veep, Game of Thrones, Top Chef, Sam Bee and Last Week Tonight!

    • Kathryn says...

      Yes, yes and yes to all that was said above, plus The Americans, hands down, had the best ending of any show I have ever watched. I also appreciated the amazing switch of gender behavioral norms.

      Together we also watch Schitt’s Creek, Sex Education, Great News, Granchester, Durells in Corfu, Grand Design, & Patriot.

  108. Kelly K says...

    The Kominksy Project is hilarious and we loved Friends from College!

  109. Jennifer says...

    I’m not seeing a lot of mentions for Grace and Frankie with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston and Martin Sheen. The comedy is terrific! The other one I recommend to people is The Crown. For anyone who likes historic dramas, that one is so good.

    • Dominique says...

      Yes to Grace and Frankie!!
      I want to be Frankie in my old age. It’s such a fun show.

  110. Anne says...

    Shark Tank! We get super excited when there’s a local entrepreneur or someone we know personally. It’s also fun to try out the products together IRL.

  111. Lisa says...

    We have VERY different taste in movies and tv shows, which is painful. Saturday evening we take turns choosing a movie, and the chooser selects three options, the other person makes the final decision. This is how we avoid divorce.
    For TV shows, we watch suits, Srugim (Israeli tv show about singles in Jerusalem), Hatufim (what homeland is based on, but it’s very different) and then comedies requiring little brain power like Big Bang, friends and the always awesome Seinfeld

    • Jacqueline says...

      Three choices is the best thing that ever happened to my marriage. What to eat, what to watch, what to do… it works for pretty much any small annoying decision and ensures each person is reasonably happy and not having to make all the small annoying decisions all the time.

  112. imelda says...

    We both love to watch Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Babylon Berlin together!

  113. omg so many.
    Friends from College (thanks to your friend Gemma for the rec!!)
    Catastrophe
    Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    Brooklyn 99
    Parks and Rec
    Big Little Lies
    Master of None
    Insecure
    Parenthood
    Friday Night Lights

  114. K says...

    Sex Education on Netflix! Delightful. Evoking a lot fun and deep conversation about our teenage years.

    • sarah says...

      Another fan of Sex Education here, which I’ve found really fun to watch with my husband! I’m SO bummed there’s only one season to watch currently, since we went through it so quickly. Fingers crossed we get another one!

    • mb says...

      Does anyone else want Gillian Anderson’s wardrobe from the show? I want to raid her closet.

  115. Alison says...

    We definitely like different shows- i.e he loves GOT and I love British Baking :)
    BUT we have a couple go-to’s: The Office, Friends and Big Bang never get old for either of us which is great! And we watched Homecoming together and now True Detective. So there’s some common ground there :) During Football, I usually end up with a book in hand…

  116. Steph says...

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Modern Family.

  117. The hubs and I have binged American Horror Story, too much reality TV to mention, and are working on Game of Thrones and Jane the Virgin. I can’t handle too much of a gray color palette or heavy content at once, so we have a ratio – 1 Game of Thrones = 2 Jane the Virgins. It’s the perfect balance for us!

  118. Emma LaPalermo says...

    In no particular order: Veep, The Sopranos, Schitt’s Creek (my parents watch this and couldn’t have more opposite taste in shows!), The Bodyguard, The Killing, Six Feet Under, Boardwalk Empire, Succession.

  119. Laura says...

    My husband and I don’t watch shows together and it used to drive me crazy but now I’m used to it. He’s averse to the binging that goes on nowadays and prefers to watch movies. The only show we’ve watched together was Big Little Lies because I convinced him it was a one time limited series. When he found out they are doing a season two he felt bamboozled!

  120. Chelsey says...

    My husband I are both high school teachers, so we relish the rare, quiet evenings when we are able to relax in front of the television. When we were dating, we binged Game of Thrones and are currently re-watching in anticipation of the final season’s premier in April. Other favorites have included: nightly viewings of Jeopardy, The West Wing, Ozard, Jack Ryan, The Office, True Detective, Sharp Objects, and the fascinating Fyre documentaries on Netflix and Hulu.

  121. CKG says...

    Killing Eve is awesome! SO so good. Sandra Oh is incredible (and I’ve never seen an episode of Grey’s). We also loved Ozark and Narcos!

  122. Megan says...

    Old school, like Seinfeld, Friends, Law & Order, West Wing! We do love the mockumentaries like The Office and Parks & Rec. And we’ve really enjoyed Queer Eye, Catastrophe, The Killing, The Letdown, The Crown, Love, House of Cards, Wild Wild Country, Mad Men, and New Girl. Most recently we are loving The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!

  123. Allison King says...

    Everyone should watch the show Episodes with Matt LeBlanc. It’s this sleeper comedy that made me and my husband laugh out loud. As long as you don’t socialize with soap opera stars I think it will avoid the day to day drama Alex is used to. The Kominsky method was also great. And I think you will also enjoy Ozark

    • Lisa T says...

      Episodes is one of my favorite shows! Matt LeBlanc is excellent in it!

  124. Alison says...

    I think you’d love Catastrophe. It’s about an Irish woman and an American man who meet in London, accidentally get pregnant and then give things a go as a couple. It’s hilarious in a very awkward, cringy way. It’s on Amazon in the U.S.

  125. Kali Tate says...

    My boyfriend and I have been binge watching the Americans on Amazon Prime and loving it. It feels timely giving our current political climate!

  126. Mallory says...

    Bodyguard!! – Can’t recommend enough
    Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
    True Detective (not season 2, but 1 and 3 are great..a bit scary though)

  127. Neha says...

    I’m Sorry is great. This show makes me cringe like Curb but it’s with a cast of a younger generation. The lead is a female who plays a comedy writer and is a parent to a 6 year old. So so funny.

  128. K says...

    Putting in a plug for Cuckoo (BBC comedy from a few years ago. Season one—with Andy Samberg is THE BEST). On Netflix.

  129. Holly says...

    What about Pacific and Band of Brothers? Both on HBO, I think…

    • Loesie says...

      Oh that’s right! Two shows that hubby and I would tape when on TV and watch on the weekends! Phenomenal acting! We both really appreciated those! Hubby and I should rewatch the dvds! Thanks for bringing this up :-)

  130. winter is my time to catch up on shows – got a list here: https://tps-steph.blogspot.com/2018/12/0026-to-do-winter.html
    i’m always surprised when people say this. my bf and i somehow watch all the same shows. a few winters ago he watched sex and the city with me (i’d never had hbo so hadnt seen it either). we’d make brunch on weekends and would watch an episode or two, it was our fun weekend home date.
    my suggestions that aren’t on your list: taboo, killing eve, community, rick and morty, and arrested development! watching atlanta and community back to back have given me a new crush: donald glover, he’s so handsome and talented!

  131. Emily Yelencich says...

    The everlasting television debate! My husband will only watch one (maaaaaybe two) shows at a time, so getting through something with a long back log can be a struggle. I, however, LOVE television and in my early twenties would eat up whatever I got my hands on (pre streaming!). Previous wins for us as a couple are: Community, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Rec, and True Detective (these are literally IT after nearly 7 years). UNTIL recently when I basically tricked him into watching Game of Thrones (I wanted to rewatch it before the final season), and he is INTO it. For the first two seasons I thought he was just placating me…but it’s stuck!!! My best strategy is to just put on an episode of something and gauge whether he is interested or not by whether he suggests watching it again. This means I get through the shows I’m interested in WAY slower, but I don’t feel like I’m missing out too much.

    When it comes to the show that puts me to sleep that he likes…oddly It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia knocks me out EVERY. TIME. There’s something about the singularly shrill pitch the characters have that lulls me right to sleep. So weird.

  132. Talia says...

    We watch the Great British Baking Show together and if you want a comedy, (the best, IMHO) you need to watch, Schitt’s Creek on Netflix. We laughed so hard! We are currently watching, West Wing as my husband never saw it – shocked! We also really enjoyed, Longmire, Blue Bloods, and Madame Secretary. We don’t have cable anymore, so streaming is it for us.

    • Em says...

      You sound like my husb. and me, Talia! We currently watch “GBBS” and “Schitt’s Creek.” He introduced me to “30 Rock” and we watched that and every episode of “Frasier” together, and are still working through “West Wing.” We are Netflix junkies, but like Alex he would watch every WWII doc on YouTube instead (so, many. airplane. videos.). I guess I deserve that since he willingly watched “the farmer’s” season on “The Bachelor” with me when we were dating (“and now I never have to watch it again!” he says).

    • Mary says...

      Schitt’s Creek on Netflix is the best if you’re looking for comedy.

  133. Alison Pate says...

    We both love true crime, and have really been enjoying The Assassination of Gianni Versace – we had to make a pact not to look up the actual facts online until we’re done with it!

  134. Betsy says...

    Just finished watching You on Netflix. We have VERY different tastes in movies and TV. But we both really enjoyed watching You. We both are really enjoying Leah Remini’s Scientology show. I watched it first, and I made him watch the first episode of the current season with me. He originally thought it sounded horrible. But watched and loved it. I still had the first 2 seasons DVR’d, so he sped watched them to catch up. Now he is addicted. Fascinating look into Scientology. We also enjoy watching BBC’s Planet Earth. I cannot get enough of the narrators voice. Weird, I know! I’m dying to watch The Crown, so I think I will have to “make” him watch with me.

  135. Obsessed with Marvelous Mrs Maisel! Also, any Great News fans out there? I find the mother so endearing :)

  136. Linsey says...

    The Good Place

    • Jen says...

      This one!!! My husband and I are watching together, and we both love it!

  137. jr says...

    Narcos
    Adam Knows Everything >> can’t recommend this enough!
    Planet Earth
    Law and Order: SVU
    Fraiser
    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

  138. Elizabeth says...

    Try Jack Ryan on Amazon Prime! Looking at what you’ve watched together, I think it would work!

  139. Meghan Hickey says...

    We’re currently watching Community, and it’s great. It’s a lot of fun to see how the characters evolve over the seasons.

    My partner has seen a lot more TV than I have, so we typically watch a show that he wants to rewatch and I’m interested in. If he wants to rewatch it, I know it’s good. A lot of TV shows have rough periods, and if I were by myself, I would just stop watching. He encourages me to stick it out– since he’s normally seen the whole thing, he knows it gets better.

  140. Chantel says...

    Sherlock!

  141. Jen D. says...

    Great British Bake Off! We LOVE it! Oddly, it works for us. And our past couples shows were Leverage, Numbers, Lie to Me, and my husband is trying to get me into the new Star Trek (not super successful at this point…).

  142. Joan says...

    Sneaky Pete and Goliath, on Amazon.
    Loved them both!

  143. My husband and I have shows we watch alone (I’m more Downtown Abbey, he’s more Game of Thrones) but I love when we find shows we can watch together. Our favorites have been House of Cards, Breaking Bad, Treme and True Detective.

  144. Polyana says...

    My partner hates TV shows, he’s more of a movie buff, and I’m obsessed with series. He can’t sit still for too long, and I’m prone to binging…

    The only ones we’ve been able to watch together have been Twin Peaks – because he’s a huge David Lynch fan, and the soapy parts of the show got to me; and Black Mirror – because there’s no “timeline”, he was okay with it.

    If anyone has any shows that are similar to the above to recommend, I’d love to get him to watch more shows with me! haha

    • jessica says...

      The Romanoffs has no “timeline” so that could be another contender…

  145. Federica says...

    I do not live with my boyfriend so I watch most of the TV shows alone, when I stay at his house and we struggle about what to watch I end up thinking “I should have saved that show for when we were together!”
    I also really liked all the ones you’ve mentioned, so you might like these:

    Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – it’s just SO good
    Grance and Frankie – very funny and inclusive
    The unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
    Anne with an E
    Maniac
    The end of the fu**ing world
    McMafia – despite it’s not usually my genre

  146. Emma McVey says...

    Parks and Recreation
    Top Gear
    Lucifer
    Great British Bake-Off
    Broad City

  147. Meredith says...

    BABYLON BERLIN! Pre WWII Berlin, great characters and costumes. Subtitles which I usually avoid for night-time viewing, but I didn’t even think about it after the first episode. It’s a fun ride!

    • Kate says...

      Oh my god, yes. Just the other day my husband said, very sadly, “I wish we could just watch Babylon Berlin again for the first time.” The night club performance scene!!! Sometimes I listen to that song on repeat!

    • Tania Susan Barnes says...

      I loved that show so much, but my partner was content to just drop in on it from time to time. Though come to think of it, that was kind of perfect!

  148. Melody Jones says...

    We only have bunny ears, so our favorite show is Antiques Roadshow! I always fall asleep during hour two.

  149. KATE says...

    Broadchurch and Happy Valley popped into my mind immediately.

    • Mary says...

      These are the two at the top of my list too! Loved the strong female leads and twists and turns of a good Bristish detective series, true for both series.

      Also The Honourable Woman on Netflix and Silicon Valley and Billons.

      James Acaster’s comedy special is genius and Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is nice when we want something short.

    • Alex says...

      Mary, if you are a James Acaster fan – check out his new podcast with fellow comedian Ed Gamble called the Off Menu podcast. Really funny. Although it makes you hungry!