The Best Netflix Shows to Binge With Your Boo

One of my favorite things to do with my significant other is to snuggle up, and watch a TV show with them. It isn’t just a single night experience – sitting down and watching a TV series with another person not only shows commitment, but guarantees at least a few follow up dates. And if you’re watching something with someone who you’re in a long term relationship with, it is an incredibly bonding experience to sit down and watch a whole plot unfold. Plus, you can gossip and hypothesize about whatever is going to happen next.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

This nostalgic show is an incredible recreation of one of my favorite childhood stories. Not only is it really accurate to the books, but the cinematography is impeccable. Every book gets at least one episode, and after 2 seasons they still haven’t completed the series, which bodes well for not only a long-running experience, but quality episodes as well.

Wild, Wild Country

The docuseries about a ridiculous chain of events that I had never heard of before is engaging, alarming, beautiful, and informational. The entire series kind of lulls you into a sense of calm and analysis that is not only entertaining to watch in and of itself, but allows for a further discussion between whoever you watch it with. The docuseries brings up some really interesting analyses of ethics, American government, religion, and exploitation.

Black Mirror

We have all heard of the freaky Twilight Zone 2.0 that takes an eerie look into our relationships with technology and the potential technological advancements that could be in our future. Whether or not you’re into sci-fi, thrillers, or even Netflix original series, this show has a little something for everyone. Some episodes are creepy, some are romantic and sad, some are just downright weird, but the fact that they are standalone episodes is really helpful in that you don’t have to watch them in order, and you can avoid any potential triggering episodes as well.

Orange is the New Black

This classic Netflix original is a great analysis of multiple social issues including the prison system, police brutality, women’s rights, sexuality, race, and more. You may have heard it referred to as the ‘lesbian sex show,’ but it is funny, sad, and entertaining (with and without the lesbian sex). The ongoing plot may not hit as hard as the first few seasons, but the continuous storyline is a guarantee for more episodes and the continuation of incredible character arcs.

Stranger Things

Even if you weren’t alive in the 80s, this show brings out the nostalgia in all of us for the freaky sci-fi childhood we never had. No matter which character you deeply identify with, the mystery, intrigue, and childhood joy that emanates from this show is undeniably fun, and watching it with another person just makes you freak out together over what could possibly be happening (plus, you’ll have someone to hold you when you start freaking out about the upside down).

If you’ve ran out of TV shows to watch with your significant other, or if you want to start one, this is a short list of some ideas for you. These are fail safe, dynamic, interesting, and variable in their genre. Whether you like documentaries, sci fi, comedy, drama, long-standing shows, or short standalone episodes, there’s something in here for everyone. Sit down with your boo and start chillin’!

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